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LENA ZLOCK, a senior majoring in history and French, has won a 2019 Ertegun Scholarship to pursue graduate studies in the humanities at the University of Oxford next academic year. Zlock is the first Stanford undergraduate to be honored through the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship...
Stanford History Department and Center for East Asian Studies held a memorial service for Harold L. Kahn, Professor Emeritus of History on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall. The Department of History would like to share the written compilation of memories...
Lillian Smith did something 70 years ago that was unusual for a white writer: She delved into the world of southern gentility to reveal the bigotry, both casual and virulent, that lay beneath. In her controversial book, “Killers of the Dream,” she unflinchingly lay bare racist sensibilities, taboos...
On Friday morning, President Trump declared a national emergency at the southern border, in order to access billions of dollars in funding for the construction of a wall. In doing so, Trump defied the authority of Congress, which had settled on a bill to fund the government that included limited...
Harold L. “Hal” Kahn, a professor emeritus of history who taught at Stanford for over 40 years, died at his home in San Francisco on Dec. 11 of natural causes. He was 88. Kahn, a specialist in 17th- and 18th-century Chinese history, was known for his engaging teaching style and sense of humor and...

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