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Undergraduate alum Arjan Walia (Stanford 2022) receives the 2023 Joan Nestle Prize from the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History (CLGBTH) for his "By and For Ourselves: Gay Men of Color and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in…

Professor Rowan Dorin's book, No Return: Jews, Christian Usurers, and the Spread of Mass Expulsion in Medieval Europe (Princeton University Press, 2023), investigates the complex and interwoven history of deportations of both groups. Read more…

Professor Steven Press received the German Studies Association's 2022 David Barclay Book Prize for his Blood Diamonds: Germany's Imperial Ambitions in Africa. 

The award committee expressed that they were "deeply impressed by the author’s…

Professor Thomas Mullaney's Fall 2022 course provided an opportunity for Stanford students to explore archival materials from Stanford Libraries’ Silicon Valley Archives, and create their own museum exhibitions.

“This is our way of…

Stanford History was recognized in multiple ways at this year's Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History. Professor Rowan Dorin's Corpus Synodalium project was awarded the Dudziak Prize for Digital Legal History and Professor …

On November 3, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly condemned the U.S. Blockade of Cuba by a vote of 185 to 2 (the United States and Israel voting against) for the 30th time since 1992. All U.S. NATO allies, including conservatives…

Professor Gabrielle Hecht met with Edward Jones-Imhotep, director of the University of Toronto's Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST), and a group of colleagues from universities across the country to discuss…

Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva greets supporters after winning the presidential runoff election, São Paulo, Brazil, October 30. (CAIO...

Lula defeated Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro in yesterday’s election. The left-wing veteran will face some huge challenges on taking office, but his triumph over Bolsonaro has given Brazilian politics a fresh chance after a…

French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher Bruno Latour died on October 9, 2022. (Joel Saget / Getty)

Among the most creative and influential scholars of the past 50 years, the protean Bruno Latour was variously described as a sociologist, a philosopher, and an anthropologist. But just as his work questioned the making of categories, he himself…

DESTIN JENKINS
The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City
(University of Chicago Press, 2021)

Jenkins relocates the heart of the urban crisis by focusing on the lifeblood of cities: money. Through a deep and…