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.

Lecturer Position in History, Stanford University

The Department of History at Stanford University invites applications for a 3-year Lecturer position in any sub-field and historical period.

Why major in History?

History Alum Arjan Walia, '22, discusses history interests, advice, future plans and more!

Expulsions in Medieval Europe

Professor Rowan Dorin's book, No Return: Jews, Christian Usurers, and the Spread of Mass Expulsion in Medieval Europe investigates the complex history of expulsions.

Kyra Jasper named 2023 Marshall Scholar

Stanford senior and history major Kyra Jasper is a recipient of the 2023 Marshall Scholarship, which will support her graduate studies at the University of London and the London School of Economics.

Understanding the past, present, and future

Historians explore change over time by sifting through different forms of evidence, perspectives, and factors.

Undergraduate Program

Graduate Program





Department Bookshelf

Check out the newest publications from our faculty members.