Event Series

This long-standing series is the key intellectual forum for Stanford historians who study the African continent and its diaspora. Our workshop showcases completed research and work-in-progress by both Stanford Africanists and external scholars. The interdisciplinary series serves a vital function on campus, bringing Stanford historians together with anthropologists, literary scholars, political scientists, art historians, and is a key fixture of the Bay Area Africanist scene, hosting scholars from UC Berkeley, SFSU, USF, and UC San Diego as well as from further afield. 
Cedric Robinson's 1983 Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition laid the foundation for one of the most important critical interventions in the study of black political history and theory. Yet, the Black Marxist tradition has curiously faced a double neglect: for the most part, it has faced minimal engagement by both Marxists and those interested in the Black radical tradition. Through a collective reading and discussion of seminal texts, this reading group aims to remedy that lack with an emphasis on historicizing Black Marxism.
This lecture series brings distinguished researchers in Modern British History together with Stanford community.
This series includes lectures and conferences that focus on diverse issues in Digital History as a field.
The East Asian Studies Reading Group supports the informal intellectual community of professors and graduate students interested in East Asian history. The group meets periodically to discuss recently published works by historians at and beyond Stanford.
Eurasian Empires explores the connected and comparative history of empires in Eurasia, including ancient Greek and Middle Eastern empires, through early modern and modern Russian, Ottoman, Safavid/Qajar, Uzbek, Mughal, and Chinese empires.
The Gender History Workshop brings together Stanford historians from across geographic specialties to present their current research on the histories of women, gender, and sexuality.

Foster a close-knit community.  Contact: Mariana Calvo & Yuki Hoshino

Historical Conversations is a quarterly event series where Stanford History Faculty workshop their work-in-progress or recently published books.

Peer Teaching Workshop

Support pedagogical innovation and growth.

Covid-19 has prompted many within the History Department to reflect on what our own areas of research can tell us about our current predicament.
The Stanford Environmental and Climate History Workshop (SECH) connects scholars on campus who are researching, writing, or teaching about histories of environmental and climate change as well as questions of environmental and climate justice across periods and geographies. We host social events, guest speakers, book talks, skill-building workshops, discussions of practice, and more.
The U.S. History Workshop gathers faculty and graduate students to discuss works in progress and to foster intellectual community among scholars of U.S. history, as well as related fields and disciplines at Stanford. Presenters range from graduate students seeking feedback on dissertation or research seminar materials to faculty looking for comments on their works in progress. A long-running tradition, the U.S. History Workshop aims to cultivate close ties between faculty and graduate students as researchers and writers by creating a community of peers drawn together by shared interests and scholarly inquiry.