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A school bus painted with a message protesting the U.S. embargo of Cuba. (Velvet, Wikimedia Commons)

Since the mass protests erupted on July 11 in Cuba (J-11), many “middle ground” U.S.-based Cuba experts have written or spoken about the situation in social media, online journals, and news outlets. While diverse in their viewpoints, they…

Telling the story of the Congo-Océan railroad, one of the deadliest construction projects ever undertaken, was a way for historian J. P. Daughton to remember the tens of thousands of Africans who perished between 1921-34 at the hands of French…

Lalita du Perron welcomes new faculty in the Stanford Department of History Partha Shil to talk about his work on labor history and police constables in colonial India, asks about the role of empathy in academic research, and encourages students…

After two decades of conflict in Afghanistan, the U.S. is set to withdraw its troops by Aug. 31. But according to Stanford scholar Robert Crews, political...

As the U.S. withdraws its troops in Afghanistan, the question now is whether the Afghan government – or another international force – can stop a resurgent Taliban from using violence to seize power, says Stanford historian Robert Crews.

Anubha Anushree, PhD candidate in the Department of History, is awarded the inaugural Stanford Humanities Center Career Launch Fellowship.

In April 2021, the Stanford Humanities Center established the Career Launch Fellowship program to…

Sabauon Nasseri, graduate student in the Department of History, is awarded the 2021 Steven and Debi Wisch Fellowship for Graduate Research in South Asian Studies from the Center for South Asia at Stanford University

The Wisch Fellowship …

Immediately after his summit meeting with Vladimir Putin on June 15, President Biden righteously asked global audiences: “How would it be if the United States were viewed by the rest of the world as interfering with the elections directly of…

Riccardo Bettazzoni for Noema Magazine

Winston Churchill was always ambitious for attention. Today he occupies a central place in heated disputes about the past and present of racism, and whether to celebrate or redeem Britain’s imperial history. 

In March, protests against…

Arab protesters travelling to Amman for a demonstration against the Balfour Declaration of 1917, promising the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine, Jordan...

Last month, as Israeli artillery destroyed buildings in Gaza, one of two slivers of territory into which Palestinians have been squeezed over the last century, the British government was once again asserting the benevolence of its imperial past…

Supported by endowment and general funds, the following students were recipients of  VPGE fellowships:

 

 EDGE: Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Fellowship: Janice Ndegwa   VPGE Academic Achievement Award for the Native…