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Eight Stanford seniors have been selected for 2018-19 Hume Humanities Honors Fellowships
December 10, 2018

The Stanford Humanities Center welcomes a new crop of Stanford undergraduates who have been awarded Hume Humanities Honors Fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year.

Each of the eight seniors who were selected this fall, through nominations by faculty advisors, are writing an honors thesis in one of Stanford’s humanities departments....

Podcast: "It's Chinatown" with Humanities Center Associate Director Andrea Rees Davies
November 20, 2018

The sight of pagoda roofs and dragon gates means that you are in Chinatown. But for people actually from China, the Chinatown aesthetic is weirdly foreign. On an episode of 99% Invisible, Andrea Rees Davies, a former firefighter and a historian with the Stanford Humanities Center, joins the discusson of how the 1906...

Applications open for 2019-2020 fellowships
August 1, 2018

The Humanities Center offers a variety of fellowships for the academic year to Stanford and non-Stanford scholars in the humanities at different career stages, giving them the opportunity to pursue their work in a supportive intellectual community.

We are now accepting applications for the following programs:


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.