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A man kayaks down Route 51, which was flooded and impassable to vehicles by Hurricane Ida on Aug. 31 in LaPlace, La. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington...

As Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday, knocking power out to the entire city of New Orleans and beyond, many people nervously wondered, “Will Ida be another Katrina?” Katrina, of course, struck the city 16 years ago to the day…

British soldiers in tanks pass an Afghan guard post in 1941. HANNS TSCHIRA/ULLSTEIN BILD VIA GET

Last weekend, as the Taliban advanced across Afghanistan, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared Aug. 14, the eve of Indian independence from British rule in 1947, “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day”—a day to remember the violent Partition…

Robert Crews, a historian at Stanford University specializing in Afghanistan and central Asia, tells CNN's John Vause he believes the Trump administration's 2020 deal with the Taliban played a role in the group's takeover of the country.

Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) announces the first of their faculty cluster hires on the impacts of race in the United States as part of the university’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in a Learning Environment (…

A school bus painted with a message protesting the U.S. embargo of Cuba. (Velvet, Wikimedia Commons)

Since the mass protests erupted on July 11 in Cuba (J-11), many “middle ground” U.S.-based Cuba experts have written or spoken about the situation in social media, online journals, and news outlets. While diverse in their viewpoints, they…

Telling the story of the Congo-Océan railroad, one of the deadliest construction projects ever undertaken, was a way for historian J. P. Daughton to remember the tens of thousands of Africans who perished between 1921-34 at the hands of French…

Lalita du Perron welcomes new faculty in the Stanford Department of History Partha Shil to talk about his work on labor history and police constables in colonial India, asks about the role of empathy in academic research, and encourages students…

After two decades of conflict in Afghanistan, the U.S. is set to withdraw its troops by Aug. 31. But according to Stanford scholar Robert Crews, political...

As the U.S. withdraws its troops in Afghanistan, the question now is whether the Afghan government – or another international force – can stop a resurgent Taliban from using violence to seize power, says Stanford historian Robert Crews.

Anubha Anushree, PhD candidate in the Department of History, is awarded the inaugural Stanford Humanities Center Career Launch Fellowship.

In April 2021, the Stanford Humanities Center established the Career Launch Fellowship program to…

Sabauon Nasseri, graduate student in the Department of History, is awarded the 2021 Steven and Debi Wisch Fellowship for Graduate Research in South Asian Studies from the Center for South Asia at Stanford University

The Wisch Fellowship …