Welcome to Arcade, a digital salon for the humanities in the world. 


Sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center, Arcade is a place for readers and writers interested in the humanities and the world. We publish a broad range of exciting research and reflection, from the accessible to the esoteric, across languages, historical periods, and generations. We offer an array of blogs, journals that seek to redefine their genre, videos and podcasts, and other features for scholars, students, and the public. Our international, multilingual community is committed to redrawing, and sometimes erasing, the lines between contributors and readers.

All of our features are intended to be best of their kind: curated but participatory, technologically rich in the service of intellectual exchange, and open to multiple modalities. Arcade belongs to the Open Access Movement in publishing.