Cantor staff members polled people from around campus in order to pick just the right objects from thousands of possibilities for the reinstallation of the Stanford Family Galleries.
Drawing from ancient democracy and modern game theory, Josiah Ober warns that contemporary assumptions about democracy can lead to unrealistic expectations of what democracy can deliver.
Rebellious French cross-dresser played an overlooked role in shaping Oscar Wilde's legacy, Stanford scholar says
An archival discovery by Stanford literary scholar Petra Dierkes-Thrun reveals how Wilde's close ties to a gender-bending Parisian publisher and her transnational network of queer artists helped ensure his posthumous fame.
Through research that blends cognitive science and the humanities, Stanford English professor Blakey Vermeule finds that an in-depth knowledge of athletics can be a tool to broaden the intellectual horizons of students.
Through a historical analysis of agrarian reform and hydraulic technology, Mikael Wolfe discovers how powerful business interests helped put Mexico's groundwater supply on a path toward unsustainability.
St. Lawrence String Quartet celebrates 25th anniversary season with three world premieres at Stanford's Bing Concert Hall
A silver anniversary and a trio of premieres kick off Oct. 19 with new work by Stanford composer Jonathan Berger.
The Denis Condon Collection of Reproducing Pianos and Rolls brings to life historic performances from major composers like George Gershwin, Igor Stravinsky and Camille Saint-Saëns.
Drawing on the theme of privacy in the digital age in his novel The Circle, Dave Eggers and Stanford creative writing Professor Tobias Wolff question the ethical dilemmas of online sharing.
Stanford faculty experts offer perspectives on the legal, historical and sociological aspects of same sex marriage.
Stanford's Francis Fukuyama argues in a new book that economic growth produces middle classes that in turn demand accountable institutions – the kind that make democracies healthy.
Colleagues described Breitrose, who taught the history of film and film aesthetics at Stanford for more than five decades, as a man "absolutely in love" with film.
No author did a better job of imagining the universe than Italo Calvino did – his "Cosmicomics" prove it. Stanford's "Another Look" book club discusses Calvino's science-inspired fantasies on Oct. 27.
In the five decades he's been teaching and writing, Stanford intellectual historian Paul Robinson has witnessed the erosion of "the closet" and the blurring of sexual boundaries in America and Europe.
Faculty members Michael St. Clair and Camille Utterback work with dancers on a project building on the technology of 'dance Spectroscopy.'
A surge in anti-Semitism in Europe is a stark reminder that prejudice against Jewish people is still a reality there today, say scholars.