Culture

Scholarly Publications

Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution

April 2018

We have long understood the Industrial Revolution as a triumphant story of innovation and technology.

Word embeddings quantify 100 years of gender and ethnic stereotypes

April 2018

Word embeddings are a powerful machine-learning framework that represents each English word by a vector.

The German-Hebrew Dialogue: Studies of Encounter and Exchange (Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts)

February 2018

In the wake of World War II and the Holocaust, it seemed there was no place for German in Israel and no trace of Hebrew in Germany — the two languages and their cultures appeared as divergent as...

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

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...

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...

Events

Southern France and the Latin East in the 13th Century: Crusade, Networks, Exchanges (Day 1)

April 18, 2018

This is day 1 of the two-day conference presented by The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS), and the Centre d'études...

Southern France and the Latin East in the 13th Century: Crusade, Networks, Exchanges (Day 2)

April 18, 2018

This is day 2 of the two-day conference presented by The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS), and the Centre d'études...

Albert Serra: Paradigms of Change in Contemporary Cinema

April 11, 2018

Claiming that Contemporary Cinema is currently in its most interesting creative moment since the 60s, laureate Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra will discuss its evolution throughout the 21st Century...

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