Culture

Scholarly Publications

Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age

July 2020

Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age explores one major manuscript repository’s digital presence and poses timely questions about studying books from a temporal and spatial distance via the...

Leaving the Enclave: Historical Evidence on Immigrant Mobility from the Industrial Removal Office

June 2020

We study a program that funded 39,000 Jewish households in New York City to leave enclave neighborhoods circa 1910.

In Praise of Depth: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Hidden

February 2020

In recent years, some prominent scholars have been making a surprising claim: examining literary texts for hidden depths is overblown, misguided, or indeed downright dangerous.

Other Publications

Beyond Engaged Literature: Samir El-Youssef's The Illusion of Return

December 2017

A feature of contemporary politics is the tendency to focus primarily onnarratives , as if the story lines were more important than the events.

 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.

News

Self-inflicted wounds: The Church and dissipation of Christianity in Europe

August 2020

Christianity in Europe is fading. A vague and symbolic identity is replacing belief in God, belonging to denominations, and attendance at religious services. Olivier Roy documents these changes in Is...

Featured Graduate Student Research: Simeon Ehrlich

November 2016

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.

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...

Events

CANCELED - French Culture Workshop with Radhika Koul

January 22, 2020

This week's event-- Radhika Koul presents "The Drama of our World: Spectator and Subject in Medieval Kashmir and Early Modern Europe"-- will be postponed until further notice.  Looking forward, The...

The poietic mimesis of 18th c. French and Italian Literary Portraits

January 21, 2020

Literary scholars have generally been loath to analyze description as a practice and technique; as such, it has long suffered from critical disengagement.

Mass Media and Cultural Homogenization: Broadcasting the American Dream on the Radio

October 8, 2019

 Part of the Economic History Seminar Series, co-sponsored by The Europe Center.

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

Multimedia

The World Heritage Bluff: Comparing Vienna’s historic city center with Ephesos

May 2019

Comparing Vienna’s historic city center with Ephesos, Sabine Ladstätter discusses how a consciousness for cultural heritage, apart from touristic-economic incentives and beyond national (in many cases regional) borders, can be created.Sabine...

People

110501 7227rb Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Hsu Roland Hsu Affiliate