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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.

Professor Mikael Wolfe and PhD Student Christian Robles-Baez discussed Colombia's 2022 Elections with the Jacobin Magazine's Jen Pan. The full interview video is available at this link.

Professor Jonathan Gienapp discussed in a Stanford News interview the historical origins of the Electoral College and its significance in the last U.S. Presidential election. The interview tackled the following questions in the context of the…

Professor Jonathan Gienapp discussed the relationship between history and constitutional originalism in an interview with Siobhan M. M. Barco on Talking Legal History Podcast.  The episode is available at this link. 

Colombian presidential candidate Gustavo Petro and vice presidential candidate Francia Márquez offer a press conference in Bogotá, May 31, 2022. (Juan Pablo...

Left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro faces a runoff against a far-right populist, Rodolfo Hernández, for Colombia’s presidency. Predictably, the traditional establishment is lining up to support his self-styled “antiestablishment” opponent.

An academic conference to discuss the life, work and context of the statistician and geneticist Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher was held at Gonville & Caius College on Thursday 21 April and Friday 22 April 2022.

The conference was held in a hybrid…

Left-wing Colombian presidential candidate Gustavo Petro gives a thumbs up during a campaign rally on May 11, 2022, in Fusagasugá, Colombia. (Guillermo Legaria...

Left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro is still leading the polls ahead of this month’s Colombian presidential election. If he succeeds, Petro will have to overcome the dark legacy of Colombia’s hard-right oligarchy and a shameful history of US…