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November 8, 2017

Richard White, a Stanford historian and a Center fellow (2010-11), talks about his latest book, The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896.

August 15, 2017

Professor Ian Hodder, from Stanford University, who has been directing the excavations of Çatalhöyük for the past 25 years, comments on the mystery.

August 9, 2017

Stanford historian Clayborne Carson is quoted about the Trump Administration's interest in Civil Rights and diversity. 

August 9, 2017

Professor of History and former Humanities Center fellow Robert N. Proctor writes an op-ed about chemicals like nicotine that are added into cigarettes making them more addictive than they could be.

July 27, 2017

Historian and former Humanities Center fellow Jack Rakove talks about Donald Trump's attacks on Jeff Sessions.

July 27, 2017

Christian Science Monitor ranked "Hannibal" by Stanford archaeology professor Patrick Hunt one of their top ten books of July. 

July 7, 2017

Stanford digital humanities website "Images of Rome" gains the attention of Smithsonian Magazine.

April 7, 2017

Cécile Alduy, Stanford Professor of French and Italian, discusses National Front leader Marine Le Pen and her chances on winning the French presidency.

April 4, 2017

The university’s Literary Lab combed British novels from the 18th and 19th centuries to determine if areas elicited happiness or fear. 

March 16, 2017

Stanford Music Professor Jonathan Berger’s “Rime Sparse” premieres at the Lincoln Center.

February 22, 2017

Allyson Hobbs, associate professor of history, writes in The New Yorker about several missteps on the part of the Trump administration in regards to black history.

February 21, 2017

Walter Scheidel, professor of classics and of history, writes in The Atlantic about the historical pattern of catastrophes — plagues, wars, revolutions — being the only reliable sources of reduced economic disparity.

February 15, 2017

Cécile Alduy, a professor of French studies, is interviewed for Slate about the similarities and differences between President Trump and French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.

February 12, 2017

Ana Raquel Minian Andjel, assistant professor of history and of comparative studies in race and ethnicity at Stanford, writes in The Atlantic of an unintended consequence of building a wall between the United States and Mexico.

February 9, 2017

Valerie Miner, artist in residence at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research and adjunct professor of English at Stanford, reviews Kathleen Rooney’s Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk in the San Francisco Chronicle.

February 8, 2017

Popular Mechanics features research on ancient beer led by Li Liu, professor of Chinese archaeology at Stanford.

February 5, 2017

David Palumbo-Liu, professor of comparative literature, writes in Salon about President Trump’s recent immigration ban.

February 3, 2017

The Washington Post discusses the new book, The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century, by Walter Scheidel, professor of classics and of history.

January 27, 2017

 Stanford English Professor Alex Woloch, who has written about the roots of Orwell’s political language, says 1984 is a novel that might help us understand our current events. 

January 18, 2017

Stanford anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann is quoted in Foreign Policy regarding research on schizophrenia.

January 18, 2017

Stanford historian Jack Rakove is featured in Los Altos Online for his January 11 presentation on the Electoral College.

January 18, 2017

Stanford Anthropology Professor Samy Alim, who researches raciolinguistics, weighs in on a trademark lawsuit that has emerged over whether or not an Asian-American band can all themselves "The Slants."

January 17, 2017

Stanford historian Clayborn Carson talks about the risks Martin Luther King Jr. took when he spoke out against the Vietnam War in a 1967.