A ban on the Catalan language left the voluminous works of Spanish writer and journalist Josep Pla unrecognized for decades, but Stanford Professor Joan Ramon Resina is resurrecting Pla's reputation.
Students in SIMILE, an intensive year-long humanities program with a focus on the history of science, put handmade ink to handmade paper to recreate the ancient manuscript process.
Stanford anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann compared the religious experiences of Buddhists in Thailand and evangelical Christians in the United States.
Designer of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, David Adjaye described how he sees civic buildings as fulcrums of emotion and memory that engage with people.
German studies professor Adrian Daub examines the social mores of 19th-century Europe through a study of "four-handed monsters."
Stanford scholar questions whether traditional statues are an appropriate way to commemorate Mandela
In a study of recently erected Nelson Mandela memorials, Stanford Professor Grant Parker argues that traditional larger-than-life statues are ineffective acts of remembrance.
Stanford music scholar explores how Indian traditional folk music fuses the devotional with the political
In the first-ever ethnography of Hindu nationalism and music, Stanford music Professor Anna Schultz examines an Indian performance medium embedded with nationalist political messages.
Linguistics professor John R. Rickford contends justice was not served in the Trayvon Martin shooting, in part because testimony in the African American vernacular was discredited.
A new Stanford study delves into the reading climate in Rwanda and examines what methods work to foster literacy in rural Africa.
With philosophy, history and literature as his guides, Stanford Professor Robert Harrison investigates how Western ideas of youthfulness have evolved from classical antiquity to the present.
Stanford archaeologist leads the first detailed study of human remains at the ancient Egyptian site of Deir el-Medina
By combining an analysis of written artifacts with a study of skeletal remains, Stanford postdoctoral scholar Anne Austin is creating a detailed picture of medical care at the ancient Egyptian site of Deir el-Medina.
Researchers found that the texts, which prompted parents to engage in literacy activities with their children, had a positive impact on learning.
The Stanford Symphony Orchestra of 120 musicians recently came together at Bing Concert Hall to rehearse for a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 6.
A new collaboration between Stanford and the music industry will cultivate the next generation of leaders in the music world.
Michael McFaul, who recently served as U.S. ambassador to Russia, has been selected as the next director of the university’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.