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Former president of Brazil and Workers' Party candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva speaks during a press conference at the end the first round of national...

Lula won the first round of Brazil’s presidential election yesterday and should beat Jair Bolsonaro in the runoff later this month. But Bolsonaro and his allies outperformed expectations — and Brazil’s far right remains a potent threat to…

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 Jonathan Gienapp was recently featured on All Things Considered to discuss how Americans largely agree, at least on some basic ideas, when it comes to some of our most controversial issues. He goes on to explore why solutions have been…

Thanks to the Wirth Grant, I was able to complete a research trip to Brazil at the end of my 3rd year in the Ph.D. program. From late July 2022 to late September 2022, when I traveled to Brazil, I made a significant progress with my dissertation…

I write to express my gratitude for the Kratter Endowment support of my intensive language training during Summer 2022. I am a second-year Ph.D. student in Jewish history at Stanford University. I focus on the Jewish communal structures in the…

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…