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Stanford Humanities Center launches newly designed website

Notice anything different lately? The Stanford Humanities Center website has been fully redesigned and is more visually striking than ever. But beauty is more than skin deep, and the clean, visual aesthetic is only one of many improvements.

The new site combines content previously found on two other web entities—the Stanford Humanities Center site and the Human Experience news portal, formerly at humanexperience.stanford.edu.

With all of this content on one platform, the new site offers a truly comprehensive picture of the robust array of humanities related news at Stanford, including events and research news, a faculty expert bureau and resource pages for undergraduate and graduate students.

Users can now go to a single, central place to access information about Humanities Center fellowships and workshops, as well as announcements about publications by humanities faculty and digital humanities projects. The new site also offers a curated selection of videos and podcasts.

"By aggregating news not just from the Humanities Center, but from across campus, the site showcases the breadth and depth of humanities activity at Stanford,” said Stanford Humanities Center Director Caroline Winterer.

The digital agency ProPeople constructed the site’s architecture using a Drupal 7 Content Management System, which is designed to make the website flexible and easy to use for both end users and administrators alike. Newly developed modules such as Panels, Fieldable Panel Panes, and Flexsliders allow the Humanities Center communications team to experiment with evolving modes of digital storytelling.

The site also includes fully responsive behavior so that content is easy to navigate on any device from a desktop computer to a tablet to a mobile phone.  

The site debuted with a new video about the Center, which highlights the significance of advanced research in the humanities disciplines.

Please send feedback or comments to Corrie Goldman, the director of humanities communication at corrieg@stanford.edu.