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When we think of China today, we think of a technological superpower. From Huawei and 5G to TikTok and viral social media, China is stride for stride with the United States in the world of computing. However, China’s technological renaissance…

The upcoming centennial of the 19th Amendment is a milestone in women’s suffrage, marking a culmination of decades-long efforts by women who called for full citizenship. This history, Stanford historian Estelle Freedman says, can be traced back…

Paul Seaver, a distinguished historian of early modern England and dedicated university citizen, died Aug. 1. He was 88.

Seaver, professor emeritus of history in Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences, focused on two major areas in…

With the conversion last month of the architecturally stunning Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a working mosque, Turkish President Recep Erdoğan fulfilled a long-held hope of many Turkish Muslims and of his own political party.

On July 24,…

Historian NORMAN NAIMARK, the Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor in East European Studies, has been awarded a 2020 Norris and Carol Hundley Award from the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, for his book Stalin and…

Professor Norman Naimark is Norman awarded a 2020 Norris and Carol Hundley Award from the Pacific Coast Branch of the AHA, for his book Stalin and the Fate of Europe (Harvard University Press, 2019). The award is given annually for the most…

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The first khutbah in Hagia Sophia after 86 years was read by Ali Erbaş, head of the Directorate of Religious Affairs, on July 24, 2020.…

Twenty-one people with Stanford affiliations are among this year’s recipients of grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The awardees include several members of the Class of 2020, as well as other recent Stanford alums, according to an…

The Tel Aviv Review Podcast Interview with Steven Zipperstein

The Kishinev Pogrom of 1903 was among the seminal events of modern Jewish history. The violence was memorialized in ways that shaped Jewish identity, from the early Zionist…

As people across the United States confront the nation’s legacy of slavery and systemic racism, monuments and memorials honoring the Confederacy have become political flashpoints, with some demanding their removal as symbols of racial oppression…