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Cover of the Portolan Journal
Mar 31 2015 | The Portolan Journal
Congratulations to David Fedman, a PhD candidate in Japanese history,  who has won the 2014 Ristow Prize for best essay in the history of cartography!  The Dr. Walter W. Ristow Prize is offered annually by the Washington Map Society to recognize academic achievement in the History of Cartography.  ...
Image of Interactive digital map
Mar 26 2015 | Stanford News
The history of the settlement of the American West comes to life with Geography of the Post, a digital mapping platform that creates visualizations of where and when post offices operated. By the 1870s, a combination of gold rushes, railroad expansion and opportunities in farming, fishing and...
Albrecht Dürer's fantastical and iconic woodcut of a rhinoceros, from Conrad Gesner's Historiae Animalium.
Mar 25 2015 | Stanford News
In an exhibition of rare books and in her research, Stanford history scholar Mackenzie Cooley reveals how studying the animals in Western culture can improve stewardship of the natural world today. Opening at Stanford on April 6, the "Beasts & Books" exhibition showcases rare books and printed...
Headshot of Clay Carson
Mar 13 2015 | Stanford News
CLAYBORNE CARSON, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford, was in Selma, Alabama, last weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the day known as “Bloody Sunday,” when on March 7, 1965, voting rights activists were brutally...
Image of the bookcover of A Chosen Exile by Allyson Hobbs
Feb 27 2015 | C-SPAN
Allyson Hobbs talked about her book A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, in which she examines the lives of African Americans who chose to pass as white between the 18th and mid-20th centuries. In her book, the author reports on the political and social ramifications of “...