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JONATHAN GIENAPP, assistant professor of history, has been awarded the Best Book in American Political Thought award for his book, The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era.

The award was presented at the…

Professor Caroline Winterer is a star of Stanford’s humanities scene, having headed the Stanford Humanities Center from 2013 until Sept. 1, 2019. She completed her Ph.D. in history at the University of Michigan and has taught history at Stanford…

Curiosity

At Stanford University’s 2019 Commencement ceremony, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne remarked on visiting the Cantor and reading the young Leland Jr.’s journals: “What truly leaps from the pages is Leland Junior’s extraordinary…

Introduction to the Exhibition

The illegitimate son of a Tuscany notary, Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was a talented and versatile artist who learned his craft as an apprentice to Andrea del Verrocchio in Renaissance Florence. Leonardo…

Professor Jonathan Gienapp is the recipient of the Best Book in American Political Thought award for his current book, The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era.  The award was presented at the American Political…

In his book, The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era (Harvard University Press, 2018), Jonathan Gienapp revisits the Founding Era to retell the story of America’s favorite document. Looking at the Constitution’s…

Hispanic American Historical Review (HAHR) Interview with Professor Mikael D. Wolfe

1. How did you come to Mexico as an area of research?

Before I became a Mexicanist, I studied the history of Japan and Korea. I took a break from…

Stanford History Professor Gordon H. Chang will become the senior associate vice provost for undergraduate education on April 1.

Harry J. Elam Jr., senior vice provost for education and vice provost for undergraduate education, recently…

On the historic day of July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was approved by Congress, Thomas Jefferson, its primary author, went on a small shopping spree and bought seven pairs of women’s gloves.

According to Jefferson’s…

Congress decides the Constitution will have amendments (1789)

 

If you ask most Americans to name something in the Constitution, there’s a good chance they’d name one of the first ten amendments, better known as the Bill of Rights. They…