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Los Angeles Review of Books

Pinker's Pollyannish Philosophy and Its Perfidious Politics

Jessica Riskin

“INTELLECTUALS HATE REASON,” “Progressives hate progress,” “War is peace,” “Freedom is slavery.” No, wait, those last…

The Washington Post

Made By History/Perspective

Every Thanksgiving, Americans trot out the self-congratulatory myth that colonization was a harmonious, bloodless affair — that native peoples practically gifted their…

BY ALEX KEKAUOHA

Stanford undergraduate Anat Peled, ’20, is a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship – the second Stanford student to receive the award in the past week.

The award is one of the oldest and most revered fellowships in…

Professor David Como’s Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War (Oxford University Press, 2018) has received the John Ben Snow Prize by the North American Conference (NACBS) on British Studies for the best book in pre-1800 British…

Committee of 100

California Legislature; Assembly. Certificate of Recognition. Professor Gordon H. Chang. 2019 APA Heritage Awards and Reception. This certificate is presented to Professor Gordon H. Chang in recognition of your efforts to…

At the recent annual meeting of the North American Conference on British Studies,  Professor David R. Como and alumni Jonathan Connolly and George Behlmer, received the following awards:

 

JOHN BEN SNOW PRIZE (for best book in pre-…

Whether it’s designing equipment or developing drugs, scientists often fail to consider how gendered preferences, biases and assumptions can lead to unintended consequences.

According to Stanford historian Londa Schiebinger, it’s time for…

On October 17, 2019, the Department of History co-sponsored a roundtable discussion with journalist/educator Jelani Cobb and Karine Jean-Pierre, Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn and an NBC/MSNBC Political Analyst. Moderated by Professor …

A traveling historical and photographic exhibit sponsored by the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford, “Chinese Workers and the Railroad Traveling Exhibit,” has won two awards from the California Preservation Foundation:…

PRIYA SATIA, the Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, has been awarded the American Historical Association’s Jerry Bentley Prize for best book in world history for Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution…