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President Biden announced seven key nominees yesterday,  which included Dr. Clayborne Carson to the Civil Rights Cold Case Review Board.

In the announcement, the White House wrote, "Clayborne Carson has devoted most of his professional…

An abandoned diamond mine in the Restricted Diamond Area in Namibia in 2011.

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Between 1904 and 1908, Germany’s military and leadership oversaw the killing of at least 80,000 Africans in what is now the independent country of Namibia. On May 28, Germany apologized. Declaring his country’s past violence in Namibia “genocidal…

Historian THOMAS MULLANEY has donated his collection of East Asian information technology to the Stanford Libraries.

The resulting Thomas S. Mullaney East Asian Information Technology History Collection is thought to be the only one of…

When Stanford University began planning for a Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicityin the early 1990s, the nation was reeling from myriad racial issues: A video of police beating Rodney King, a Black man, had gone viral and…

April 17 is now an unexpected milestone in my life as a historian. Just past midnight, my daughter Natalie pointed out that one of the very dead Italians I have written about for years, Laura Bassi—a physics professor and experimenter who lived…

A week before the anniversary of the start of the Constitutional Convention on May 25, 1787, scholars Richard Albert of the University of Texas at Austin, Jonathan Gienapp of Stanford University, and Colleen Sheehan of Arizona State University…

The story of the Constitution of the United States began long before the American Revolutionary War. This document was influenced by centuries old English law, and the final product was the result of months of debate, arguing, and compromises…

Farmers at a protest against the Centre's agricultural laws on the outskirts of Amritsar, April 19, 2021. Photo: PTI

As millions of Indians struggle to breathe under his watch, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is building himself a palatial new residence, part of a two-billion-dollar BJP government project to redevelop the “Central Vista” of the British-built…

Every May, the nation honors and recognizes Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. This year’s celebrations come in the midst of an increasing number of anti-Asian hate incidents in California and across the country, but the…

PhD candidate Duygu Yildirim (advisor: Paula Findlen) receives highly prestigious Dan David Prize scholarship for her research on the history of medical translation between the Ottoman Empire and early modern Europe. The David Dan Prize is an…