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We are delighted to welcome Professor Francesca Trivellato to Stanford History as William H. Bonsall Visiting Professor in the Humanities. A leading historian of early modern Italy and continental Europe, she has revitalized the study of early…

The DAR History Award Medal is a very Prestigious award intended to honor an individual whose study and promotion of American History on the local, regional, or national level has significantly advanced our understanding of our nation’s past.…

Magnus Altschäfl is a PhD candidate at the Department of History (Chair for Contemporary History) at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. He studied history and political sciences at LMU Munich and UC Berkeley and he is currently a visiting…

Yuhe Faye Wang is a PhD candidate in American Studies at Yale University. She holds an MPhil in American Studies from Yale University and a BA in Gender and Women’s Studies with a focus in Economics from Pomona College. She will join the…

Congratulations to Professor Destin Jenkins whose first book, The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City, has been selected to receive multiple prizes from the Organization of American Historians.
 


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In our April 21, 2022 issue, Jessica Riskin and M. W. Feldman reviewed The Genetic Lottery, in which the psychologist Kathryn Paige Harden makes a case that our genes inform our character and success in society, and that these inequities of…

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Last week, a high school freshman’s history homework made the news. When Cece Walsh’s public school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, asked her to list “Positive” and “Negative Effects of Imperialism,” she filled in the second column but left the…

The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic is pleased to announce the inaugural class of recipients for its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellowships.  This fellowship comes with a cash prize to support research expenses as well…

Seeking asylum in El Paso, Texas, March 2019
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Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, millions of Americans have commiserated with the plight of Ukrainian refugees who are being forced to flee their country. But many of these same Americans remain oblivious or unsympathetic to the continuing…

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The language of “sacrifice” reveals we’re stuck in a colonial mindset.

Climate activism in the United States and Europe is typically framed as sacrifice for the sake of future generations: We must consume less now to extend the expiration…