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.

The Apes & Us: A Century of Thinking About Humans Among the Primates

A two-day conference with scholars from the United States, Asia, and Europe about the representations of primates in relation to humans. 

Welcoming Silvia Sebstiani

Silvia Sebastiani (Ecoles des hautes études en sciences sociales) joins 
the Department of History as a Kratter Visiting Professor

Visiting artist collaboration explores San Francisco’s Black churches

A fall quarter collaboration between Professor Cabrita & 
Sabelo Mlangeni explores religion, identity, and community.

Anna Wang | Stanford Spokes Project

"Our goal was to build strong, lasting relationships in the communities we passed 
through and empower students to explore their interest in learning."