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Professor Fiona Griffiths is named one of the eleven 2022 Medieval Academy of America (MAA) Fellows, the highest honor that the MAA can bestow upon North American medievalists. The Medieval Academy of America, founded in 1925, is the largest…

Between the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S Capitol, the withdrawal of American and NATO forces from Afghanistan, escalating anti-Asian violence across the country, not to mention an unrelenting global pandemic, it could be said that events of the past…

Luke Spitzley, the host of Law's Dimensions interviewed  Professor Jonathan Gienapp on his book, The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era.  The discussion centered on all the contingencies that went into how…

An analysis of how two major U.S. newspapers presented the civil unrest in Latin America this year demonstrates how corporate media favors political allies and blames enemies.

The November 15 demonstration calling for the release of…

CBS Sunday spoke with A Chosen Exile author, Allyson Hobbs, about the history of this complex subject.    The full video focused on the new film,  Passing, which centers on the area of self-identity and social acceptance that some Americans have…

PhD student Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin films in front of the Bayview Opera House. As a professor at city college before coming to Stanford, Dunn-Salahuddin gave...

Stanford historians are illuminating the complex story of environmental damage in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood.

Tucked in the southeast corner of San Francisco, Bayview-Hunters Point is like a sidebar to the story of…

A man kayaks down Route 51, which was flooded and impassable to vehicles by Hurricane Ida on Aug. 31 in LaPlace, La. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington...

As Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday, knocking power out to the entire city of New Orleans and beyond, many people nervously wondered, “Will Ida be another Katrina?” Katrina, of course, struck the city 16 years ago to the day…

British soldiers in tanks pass an Afghan guard post in 1941. HANNS TSCHIRA/ULLSTEIN BILD VIA GET

Last weekend, as the Taliban advanced across Afghanistan, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared Aug. 14, the eve of Indian independence from British rule in 1947, “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day”—a day to remember the violent Partition…

Robert Crews, a historian at Stanford University specializing in Afghanistan and central Asia, tells CNN's John Vause he believes the Trump administration's 2020 deal with the Taliban played a role in the group's takeover of the country.

Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) announces the first of their faculty cluster hires on the impacts of race in the United States as part of the university’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in a Learning Environment (…