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Prof. Winterer in the News
Audio and Video
NPR, December 16. 2010
Using early images of Native Americans and maps of the American West, Humanities Center Director Caroline Winterer discusses how the Tanenbaum collection illuminates American history.
Addressing a group of invited guests at the Stanford University Library on October 20, Stanford historian Caroline Winterer discusses the catalog of the Charles J. Tanenbaum Collection of the Eighteenth Century.
Winterer's talk celebrates the launching of the Tanenbaum Collection's printed catalog, over 300 pages long, that includes early editions of such works as Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia. Using a colorful series of images and maps, Winterer's lively talk illustrates how students and visitors can witness a transformation in American ideas of the people and topography of North America.
Tanenbaum, an avid rare-book collector, donated his extensive collection of books and manuscripts to the Stanford Library so that students could engage with original source materials. The collection is used regularly by students and professors researching this period of early American History.
Stanford Professor of History and Stanford Humanities Center Director Caroline Winterer, talks about how she approaches the American enlightenment as a series of intellectual, cultural, and artistic transformations.
Professor of Philosophy at New York University Samuel Scheffler discusses how we are more invested in the fate of our descendants than we may realize and that we have more reasons to care about what happens to them than we commonly acknowledge.
Stanford Provost John Etchemendy moderates the panel discussion opening “Thinking Big About Learning” – the first symposium in a series of events celebrating Stanford's 125th anniversary. Panelists John Mitchell, vice provost for teaching and learning at Stanford, Daniel Schwartz, dean of Stanford’s Graduate School of Education and Caroline Winterer, professor of history and director of the Stanford Humanities Center, discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to learning.
Historian and Stanford Humanities Center director Caroline Winterer shares her research as part of Stanford’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) in uncovering Benjamin Franklin’s extensive social networking. With digitization, scholars can now ask new questions about the past and she explores some of these possibilities.
- 19th-century U.S. History
- American Cultural and Intellectual History
- Art and Material Culture
- Colonial America
- History of Women
- Pre-20th-century American Women
- Reception of Classical Antiquity
- Revolutionary America
- The American Enlightenment