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Immediately after his summit meeting with Vladimir Putin on June 15, President Biden righteously asked global audiences: “How would it be if the United States were viewed by the rest of the world as interfering with the elections directly of…

Riccardo Bettazzoni for Noema Magazine

Winston Churchill was always ambitious for attention. Today he occupies a central place in heated disputes about the past and present of racism, and whether to celebrate or redeem Britain’s imperial history. 

In March, protests against…

Arab protesters travelling to Amman for a demonstration against the Balfour Declaration of 1917, promising the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine, Jordan...

Last month, as Israeli artillery destroyed buildings in Gaza, one of two slivers of territory into which Palestinians have been squeezed over the last century, the British government was once again asserting the benevolence of its imperial past…

Supported by endowment and general funds, the following students were recipients of  VPGE fellowships:

 

 EDGE: Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Fellowship: Janice Ndegwa   VPGE Academic Achievement Award for the Native…

President Biden announced seven key nominees yesterday,  which included Dr. Clayborne Carson to the Civil Rights Cold Case Review Board.

In the announcement, the White House wrote, "Clayborne Carson has devoted most of his professional…

An abandoned diamond mine in the Restricted Diamond Area in Namibia in 2011.

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Between 1904 and 1908, Germany’s military and leadership oversaw the killing of at least 80,000 Africans in what is now the independent country of Namibia. On May 28, Germany apologized. Declaring his country’s past violence in Namibia “genocidal…

Historian THOMAS MULLANEY has donated his collection of East Asian information technology to the Stanford Libraries.

The resulting Thomas S. Mullaney East Asian Information Technology History Collection is thought to be the only one of…

When Stanford University began planning for a Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicityin the early 1990s, the nation was reeling from myriad racial issues: A video of police beating Rodney King, a Black man, had gone viral and…

April 17 is now an unexpected milestone in my life as a historian. Just past midnight, my daughter Natalie pointed out that one of the very dead Italians I have written about for years, Laura Bassi—a physics professor and experimenter who lived…

A week before the anniversary of the start of the Constitutional Convention on May 25, 1787, scholars Richard Albert of the University of Texas at Austin, Jonathan Gienapp of Stanford University, and Colleen Sheehan of Arizona State University…