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July, 2015

July 30, 2015

Stanford historian and classics scholar Ian Morris explains why Augustus Caesar is considered amount the 10 wealthiest people in history.

July 30, 2015

Novelist references the Stanford digital humanities project “Mapping Emotions in Victorian London" in a discussion of the purpose and value of fiction.

July 29, 2015

New software developed at Stanford Libraries is allowing digital archivists to sort through thousands of emails in the electronic collections of prominent literary figures.

July 23, 2015

Stanford classics scholar Walter Scheidel weighs in on a  new DNA-based study of how many ancient Greeks were involved in colonizing Magna Graecia, or what is now Sicily and Italy.

July 23, 2015

In an interview for NPR's Fresh Air, Stanford linguist argues that women shouldn't have to change their voices to suit society.

July 21, 2015

Using a first-ever cultural comparison between Bay Area patients and others from India and Ghana, Stanford anthropology professor explains how voices heard by some schizophrenics show that what we believe shapes what we hear and how we feel. 

July 17, 2015

In an article on cryonics, tech and the quest for eternal youth, Stanford literary scholar Robert Harrison says “There is nothing more deathly, in a spiritual sense, than this war against death itself.”

July 13, 2015

Stanford classics and political science professor Josiah Ober addresses the current Greek financial crisis by looking to the country's ancient history.

July 10, 2015

Philosophy Talk was awarded a Finalist Certificate at this year's New York Festivals International Radio Program Competition. The New York Festivals World's Best Radio Programs honors radio programming and promotions in all lengths and formats from radio stations, networks and independent...

July 9, 2015

Stanford classics professor Ian Morris writes in the New York Times about finding insights into inequality by looking back to the end of the last Ice Age, 15,000 years ago.

July 9, 2015

On view now at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center, "500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum" tracks the development of disegno in Italy from the 16th to the early 20th century

July 5, 2015

Stanford history professor emeritus David Kennedy defends the portrayal of the the role of slavery in the Civil War in his co-authored textbook American Pageant amidst a debate over new social studies textbooks in Texas public schools.

July 2, 2015

A feature on the recently formed Stanford Collaborative Orchestra (SCOr), a student-run ensemble that plays without a conductor.

July 2, 2015

Recent Stanford history grad writes about what today's police in San Francisco can learn about LGBT tolerance from Imperial Germany.