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Scholarly Publications

Josep Pla: Seeing the World in the Form of Articles

June 2017

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

Historical Research in a Digital Age: Reflections from the Mapping the Republic of Letters Project

April 2017

What can a big data approach bring to the study of the early modern Republic of Letters? This is the question we asked ourselves in our collaborative project Mapping the Republic of Letters.

Beyond Reason: Wagner Contra Nietzsche

November 2016

Beyond Reason relates Wagner’s works to the philosophical and cultural ideas of his time, centering on the four music dramas he created in the second half of his career: Der Ring des Nibelungen,...

Other Publications

 The Illusions of Disillusion

June 2017

 Three-quarters of 1 percent: that was the vote tally
 that Jean-Marie Le Pen managed to eke out the first time he ran for the presidency of France in the early 1970s.

The Perils of a Masculine Upbringing: Pinocchio from Carlo Collodi to Walt Disney

June 2016

In 1937, the first full-length animated film produced by Walt Disney was released.

The Geopolitics of Christmas

December 2015

As Christmas celebrations for 2015 wind down, Stanford historian and archaeologist Ian Morris discusses the global reach of different aspects of the Christmas holiday, and compares theories of the...

News

The Europe Center October 2016 Newsletter

October 2016

 Report Published by Students Participating in The Europe Center's Undergraduate Internship Program Each summer, The Europe Center sponsors Stanford undergraduate students to complete internships...

Medieval songs reflect humor in amorous courtships, Stanford scholar finds

August 2016

Medieval courtship brings to mind images of chivalrous knights worshipping fair damsels, expressing their love for their ladies in refined and poetic language.But courtship did not play out this...

The Europe Center May 2016 Newsletter

May 2016

 Event Recap: Networks of European EnlightenmentConventional wisdom suggests that there were multiple enlightenments, each of which was distinctive and national in nature.

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...

Sheep and Socio-Economic Growth in Europe

April 6, 2017

Although sheep are only one of the important domesticates exploited in many parts of the world, it has played a near-paradigmatic role throughout the emergence and spread of European civilization....

2-Day Conference: "Inscribed Identities: Writing as Self Realization" (Day 2)

April 5, 2017

Faculty Organizer:  Joan Ramon Resina (jrresina@stanford.edu)Graduate Student Coordinators:  Gabriela Badica (gbadica@stanford.edu) and Pau Guinart (guinart@stanford.edu) CONFERENCE SCHEDULE for...

Projects

The Contemporary

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

Immigration and Integration Project

Two premises motivate the “Immigration and Integration” project that is able to get off the ground with seed money from the FSI Policy Implementation Lab.
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

People

Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Richard Saller Professor, Classics and History
Roland Hsu Affiliate