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Professor JP Daughton's In the Forest of No Joy: The Congo-Ocean Railrod and the Tragedy of French Colonialism (W.W. Norton 2021) is one of the eight books that are short-listed for the 2022 Cundill History Prize.   

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Professor Priya Satia (Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History) has been writing at length and interviewing with major public outlets in recent weeks, covering the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. We will edit this page as more items…

Professor Jonathan Gienapp has been working for the past year on the National Constitution Center's Founders' Library Project, which was just recently made public. Following the launch of the project, Professor Gienapp also appeared on a "We the…

Jair Bolsonaro speaks during the National Convention to formalize his candidacy for a second term in Rio de Janeiro on July 24, 2022. (Andre Borges / Bloomberg ...

Brazil marks two centuries of independence from Portugal today. Far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is using the occasion to help create the mood music for a coup against Brazilian democracy after an October election that he expects to lose.…

Professor David Como has won the 2022 Annual Essay Prize for the Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography for his article “Printing the Levellers: Clandestine Print, Radical Propaganda, and the New Model Army”.

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Professor Zephyr Frank has received a 3-year National Science Foundation grant to explore and enhance how Geographical Information Systems and related digital tools identify, analyze and visualize qualitative and quantitative spatial information…

The Department of History and the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) at the Stanford Libraries are excited to announce that Anne Ladyem McDivitt will be joining us as the new Academic Technology Specialist (ATS) in History…

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Professor Kären Wigen is appointed as Director of Stanford's Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities. She will serve a three year term, starting September 1, 2022. The Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities brings to Stanford…

Professor Priya Satia reflects in her latest Foreign Policy Essay on the contemporary global and national crises through the lens of India's anti-colonial movement. 

Professor Mikael Wolfe and Ph.D. student Christian Robles-Báez reflect on Columbia's recent presidential elections in an essay published in the Jacobin magazine.