History

Scholarly Publications

The Long-Run Consequences of The Opium Concessions for Out-Group Animosity on Java

This article examines the consequences of the opium concession system in the Dutch East Indies—a nineteenth-century institution through which the Dutch would auction the monopolistic right to sell...

Pandemic Spikes and Broken Spears: Indigenous Resilience after the Conquest of Mexico

In a new paper for the Journal of Historical Political Economy, Alberto Diaz-Cayeros and Saumitra Jha examine the conditions under which indigenous communities in Mexico were able to overcome the...

The Dynastic Imagination

Family and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Germany

Other Publications

Discrimination and the Returns to Cultural Assimilation in the Age of Mass Migration

May 2020

We document that, in the early twentieth century, children of immigrants who were given more-foreign first names completed fewer years of schooling, earned less, and married less assimilated...

Youth Space Education and the Future of the GDR

March 2020

Historians of East Germany often see the state as future-looking, but questions remain about the kinds of futures that East Germans expected.

Shareholder Liability and Bank Failure

December 2019

Does additional shareholder liability reduce bank failure? We compare the performance of around 4,400 state-regulated banks of similar size in neighboring U.S.

News

History of Japanese War Brides

August 2022

SPICE has developed free lesson plans on an important chapter of U.S. immigration history that is largely unknown.

Pushing Back on Putin: The Fight for Democracy Within Russia

July 2022

Lyubov Sobol, an activist and current visiting scholar at CDDRL, explains the roots of Russia's pro-democracy movement and the importance of its success to Russia, Ukraine, and the future...

Announcing the Honorees of SPICE’s 2021–22 Regional Programs in Japan

June 2022

Congratulations to the ten student honorees from Hiroshima Prefecture, Kawasaki City, Kobe City, Oita Prefecture, and Tottori Prefecture.

Old Events

India’s Century? A Conversation with Indrani Bagchi

February 3, 2022

Time:  7:30am-8:45am  California, USA 2 March 2022  9:00pm-10:15pm New Delhi, India 2 March 2022   India’s international position has evolved sharply in the first two decades of the 21st century,...

The World House Documentary Film Festival

December 7, 2021

A documentary film festival featuring films speaking to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of the World House For the 2022 King Holiday, the World House Project will host a free, four-day webinar and...

Thinking about Democracy and Revolution: Egypt’s 2011 Uprising

October 13, 2021

Egypt’s 2011 uprising is widely held to be a case of either failed democratic transition or inauthentic revolution.

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

Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide

February 2022

Stanford Professor Norman Naimark is a history professor and Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

From Cold War to Hot Peace

April 2021

Professor Michael McFaul discusses his book, From Cold War to Hot Peace: A U.S. Ambassador in Putin's Russia, outlining the current state of U.S.–Russia relations and introducing three possible explanations for it.

Civil and Human Rights: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy

June 2020

Dr. Clayborne Carson is Professor of American History and Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. In this video, Professor Carson not only discusses Martin Luther King, Jr.

People

Vardi, Gil li Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
wesley chaney headshot Wesley B. Chaney SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, June 2013 - March 2014
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Kasumi Yamashita Kasumi Yamashita Instructor, Stanford e-Oita, Instructor, Stanford e-Fukuoka
shaikh Huma Shaikh Associate Director for Administration
Waka Takahashi Brown Waka Takahashi Brown Instructor and Manager, Stanford e-Japan, Curriculum Specialist
jonas edman Jonas Edman Instructor, Stanford e-Tottori, Instructional Designer
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