On Saturday, the Stanford Humanities Center will hold its annual book fair, “A Company of Authors,” which invites members of the Stanford community and broader public to indulge an afternoon discussing Stanford scholars’ recently-published books with the authors themselves.
30 white male historians made up the body of speakers at the Applied History conference at Stanford earlier this month, stirring controversy regarding the event’s lack of diversity.
This winter, history lecturer C. Ryan Perkins is offering Stanford’s first general survey course on the history of South Asia.
New Assistant Professor Kathryn Olivarius joined the history department as a 19th century American historian after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research and receiving a DPhil and M.St. at Oxford. The Daily sat down with Olivarius to talk about her research on slavery and disease in the Caribbean and Antebellum South.
New Assistant Professor Rowan Dorin joined the history department as a medieval historian of western Europe and the Mediterranean. The Daily sat down with Dorin to talk about history, his favorite artifacts and his path to academia.
But the divestment campaign provides little more than a distraction. Instead of facing the real-life dilemmas of a conflict in which two peoples demand, legitimately, the right to live decent lives in the same slice of land, it seeks to seduce supporters by collapsing suspicions of dubious multi-national corporate activities into the Palestine-Israel mix.
Stanislao Pugliese, professor of Italian history at Hofstra University, spoke last night at an event co-hosted by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship and the History Department. Although history is often seen as an attempt to portray events impartially, Pugliese argued that in historical narratives “honesty is a duty, but impartiality is a dream.”
History professor Joel Beinin, an expert in Middle East history, delivered a talk on the current uprisings in Egypt on Tuesday afternoon in front of a full crowd in the Lane History Corner.