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Scholarly Publications

Secret Cures of Slaves: People, Plants, and Medicine in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

October 2017

In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die.

"Seeing Through Water: The Paintings of Zarh Pritchard" in Coastal Works: Culture of the Atlantic Edge

September 2017

In all the complex cultural history of the islands of Britain and Ireland the idea of the coast as a significant representative space is critical.

Josep Pla: Seeing the World in the Form of Articles

June 2017

Josep Pla is Catalonia’s foremost twentieth-century prose writer.

Other Publications

Here at the End of All Things: On losing oneself in the geography of fantasy worlds, from Middle Earth to Westeros

August 2017

I spent my adolescence around maps of places that didn’t exist.

Getting Serious about Race

July 2017

With every passing election, it seems clearer and clearer that the Western world's rich democracies are going through a fundamental political realignment.

My Sister's Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin's Siberia

March 2017

Some of the most moving responses I received after publishing my book Exile and Identity: Polish Women in the Soviet Union during World War II, which focuses on civilian deportees from Eastern...

News

Featured Graduate Student Research: Simeon Ehrlich

November 2017

Simeon Ehrlich is a PhD candidate in the Department of Classics and, concurrently, J.E.A. Crake Doctoral Fellow in Classics at Mount Allison University.

Featured Faculty Research: Elaine Treharne

November 2017

Elaine Treharne earned her PhD from the University of Manchester, with a year as a Procter Graduate Fellow at Princeton University.

The Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professorship at Stanford

February 2017

The history of the Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor at Stanford begins with the U.S.

Events

Stanford Primary Source Symposium 2017

October 13, 2017

"Movements of Objects and Textual Mobilities"Following on the successful 2016 “Reformations” conference, the 2017 Primary Source Symposium will focus on cultural exchange through the movement of...

100 Shades of Red

September 25, 2017

This event has reached full capacity, please email Shannon at sj1874@stanford.edu to get on the waitlist. Mikhail Zygar will talk about the perception of the Russian revolution of 1917 a hundred...

From Emigration to Post-Migration and the “Refugee Crisis”: Historical Perspectives on Migration in Austria and Germany

April 27, 2017

Please note that this workshop is open to Stanford faculty, students, visiting scholars, and staff only.Migration is obviously the single biggest challenge for European countries and the European...

Projects

The Contemporary

This project examines the  “contemporary” with a focus on defining moments such as: 1945, 1973, 1989, and 2001.
English

Debating History, Democracy, Development, and Education in Conflicted Societies

The Forum on Contemporary Europe (FCE) at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) has launched a multi-year collaborative project with research institutes in...
English

History, Memory and Reconciliation

This series will examine scholarly and institutional efforts to create new national narratives that walk the fine line between before and after, memory and truth, compensation and reconciliation,...
English

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Gerhard Casper Senior Fellow Professor in Undergraduate Education, Emeritus, Professor, Law, Emeritus
Richard Saller Professor, Classics and History
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus
Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian
Roland Hsu Affiliate