Leveraging the university’s deep intellectual and artistic resources, "Live Context" is inspired by the conviction that the more you know about a work of art's historical and contemporary resonance the richer your experience.
Comparative literature professor Alexander Key finds that the Arab world had a head start on the West when it comes to understanding how language works.
Developed at Stanford, a website about comedian Richard Pryor's early years reveals the complex history of race in an American sin city
With maps, photos, news clippings and written artifacts, "Richard Pryor's Peoria" offers an online tool to learn about segregation, urban renewal and the roots of Pryor's comedy.
Veteran writing instructors and undergraduate student artists teamed up to create a new public online course focused on teaching key strategies for effective writing.
Political science Professor Jens Hainmueller focuses on how societies integrate immigrants, what policies could prevent violence, and why people see immigrants as a threat.
Students from computer science and the humanities join forces to create literary websites and mobile apps, combining their strengths to launch literature into the 21st century.
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 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.