history

Ancient Rome and its influence on USA examined in new class

Stanford Humanities Institute offered a new course to its latest cohort of high school students on the rise and fall of ancient Rome and its legacies in order to underline the importance of studying the classical world.

Classics student tackles history of geometry diagrams

Classics PhD student Eunsoo Lee is trying to reconstruct the history of geometrical and mathematical diagrams by examining copies and translations of Elements, the ancient work of Greek mathematician Euclid.

Japanese immigrant’s diaries on display

A Stanford alumnus and his family donated the diaries of his great-uncle, a Japanese businessman who lived in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1900s. The diaries give a unique perspective into life for Japanese immigrants during that time.