History

Scholarly Publications

Do Immigrants Assimilate More Slowly Today Than in the Past?

March 2020

Using millions of historical census records and modern birth certificates, we document that immigrants assimilated into US society at similar rates in the past and present.

Roman Seas: A Maritime Archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean Economies

March 2020

That seafaring was fundamental to Roman prosperity in the eastern Mediterranean is beyond doubt, but a tendency by scholars to focus on the grandest long-distance movements between major cities has...

Borders and Freedom of Movement in the Holy Roman Empire

March 2020

In the Holy Roman Empire 'no prince â can forbid men passage in the common road', wrote the English jurist John Selden.

Other Publications

Future Visions: Opportunities and Challenges of Korean Studies in North America

December 2018

On November 1-2, 2018, the two-day conference "Future Visions: Opportunities and Challenges of Korean Studies in North America" was convened by Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program to examine the...

Connecting Continents: Archaeology and History in the Indian Ocean World (Indian Ocean Studies Series) ed. Krish Seetah

June 2018

In recent decades, the vast and culturally diverse Indian Ocean region has increasingly attracted the attention of anthropologists, historians, political scientists, sociologists, and other...

Beyond Engaged Literature: Samir El-Youssef's The Illusion of Return

December 2017

A feature of contemporary politics is the tendency to focus primarily onnarratives , as if the story lines were more important than the events.

News

Joshua Landy on the radio show "Philosophy Talk," celebrating its 500th episode

May 2020

As Philosophy Talk reaches 500th episode, the well-loved radio show discusses how humanities can help during the pandemic

SPICE Releases New Lesson Plans for PBS Documentary “The Chinese Exclusion Act”

April 2020

During this time of intense public debate on immigration, SPICE has partnered with PBS and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) to encourage teachers to share the American Experience film,...

Events

SPICE Webinar: “Visualizing the Essential: Mexicans in the U.S. Agricultural Workforce”

May 16, 2020

During multiple periods of economic crises, the U.S. economy has depended on Mexican labor.

Lebanon’s Uprising in A Time of Crises

May 13, 2020

ABSTRACTThis talk examines the multiple crises manifesting in Lebanon today and their impact on the fate of the uprising that began in October 2019.

The Origins of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011

February 3, 2020

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.ABSTRACTOrganized groups with cross class networks and institutional links to different social constituencies have often been...

Projects

Teaching Resources on Japan

To promote a deeper understanding of Japanese culture, history, contemporary issues, and U.S.–Japan relations, we recommend the following diverse set of teaching resources and curriculum tools to...
English

The Contemporary

This project examines the  “contemporary” with a focus on defining moments such as: 1945, 1973, 1989, and 2001.
English

The Mexico Initiative

OVERVIEW ŸŸŸ• PARTNERSHIPS • EVENTS • STUDENT ENGAGEMENT • BOOKS Staff Contact:Aberto Díaz-CayerosFreeman Spogli Institute for International StudiesEncina HallStanford UniversityStanford, CA 94305...
English

Multimedia

The Iranian Revolution

April 2020

In this video, Professor Abbas Milani discusses Iran and the Iranian Revolution, noting the influence of Iran regionally and in the United States, the significance and impact of the Iranian Revolution, and the Iranian Revolution’s causes and...

The World Heritage Bluff: Comparing Vienna’s historic city center with Ephesos

May 2019

Comparing Vienna’s historic city center with Ephesos, Sabine Ladstätter discusses how a consciousness for cultural heritage, apart from touristic-economic incentives and beyond national (in many cases regional) borders, can be created.Sabine...

The Future of Europe

April 2019

 In her April 4th talk at The Europe Center, Professor Kathleen McNamara discussed the future of Europe and the EU in comparative historical terms, showing that such challenges are nothing new when governing power is centralized.  Kathleen R....

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Philip Taubman Lecturer
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
David Freyberg Associate Professor, Civil Engineering