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Gabrielle Hecht sees the world differently from most of us.

 

The Stanton Foundation Professor in Nuclear Security, she reviewed the standard story of nuclear weapons – that they divide the world into haves and have-nots, countries with…

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America is closer to a collapse of its democracy than much of the country may realize, according to several experts interviewed by NBCLX in the months following the insurrection in Washington on Jan. 6.

The Historian: Liberal Arts Can…

NAVIGATING UNCERTAIN TIMES, it is tempting, and helpful, to search the past for precedents that might help guide understanding and action — inevitably with the risk of drawing false equivalences. Comparing Trumpism to 1930s fascism, especially,…

Russian tourists visit Ayasofya-i Kebir Camii or Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey, January 29, 2021. Murad 

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On July 24, 2020, the Turkish government opened Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to prayer for the first time in 86 years, reverting the building’s status from museum back to mosque.

The Hagia Sophia, built between 534 and 537,…

Radiolab’s Latif Nasser is stunned to find he shares his name with detainee 244 at Guantanamo Bay. This man was cleared to leave Gitmo in 2016, so why is he still stuck there?

 

Julian Glover interviews Dr. Clayborne Carson about the King Papers Project.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We know about his dream, but how much do we know about the moments in his life that shaped that dream? The Martin Luther King Jr.…

To commemorate and reflect on the legacy of the Black Panther Party, founded 55 years ago, graduate students in the Department of History are leading a public history project entitled "From Black Power to Black Lives Matter: The Black Panther…

This has been a year of profound disorientation and anxiety for people across the globe. With a pandemic raging and economic inequality on the rise, many of us have seen our lives upended in extraordinary ways. 2020 has also been a year of soul-…

While it might be tempting to compare the second impeachment of President Donald Trump to past U.S presidential impeachments, including Trump’s first, in order to predict how this one will conclude, history suggests any such exercise would be…

The FEEGI Article Prize has awarded an Honorable Mention to Duygu Yildirim (PhD candidate in History, Stanford University) for “Bevanda Asiatica: Scholarly Exchange between the Ottomans and Europeans on Coffee,”Osmanlı Araştırmaları / The Journal…