Welcome to the Stanford University Department of History
We offer innovative courses, cutting-edge research, and critical outreach to better understand the past in order to prepare for the future.
Professor Stansky receives Davison Award
Professor Peter Stansky received the Peter Davison Award from The Orwell Society, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the study of Orwell's life and work.
Congratulations Professor Stansky!
New Book from Professor Hecht
Professor Hecht's newest book, Residual Governance: How South Africa Foretells Planetary Futures, explores mine waste in South Africa & resistance to residual governance and environmental degradation
Understanding the past, present, and future
Historians explore change over time by sifting through different forms of evidence, perspectives, and factors.
Check out the newest publications from our faculty members.