Humanities

Richard Saller to step down as dean of Humanities & Sciences

After a decade of leadership at Stanford’s largest school, Richard Saller plans to leave the H&S deanship at the end of the academic year and return to full-time teaching. Provost Persis Drell will shortly appoint a search committee and begin an international search for his successor.

Pioneering interactive academic publishing

Alan Harvey, director of Stanford University Press, says the press’s digital publishing program gives scholars an extraordinary opportunity to publish and peer review their interactive scholarship.

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Why we should start worrying about nuclear fallout

In a Q&A, nuclear security scholar Gabrielle Hecht discusses the consequences of nuclear war, what radioactive contamination would look like today and what damage nuclear activities have already caused.

Sophomore examines how Italy became democracy after WWII

Italy, a previously fascist country, became a democracy shortly after World War II ended. That transition and the country’s 1948 election are still sources of debate, and led Stanford undergraduate Anatole Schneider to search for answers.

Stanford Teaching Festival course examines WWI

A new professional development course at Stanford for middle and high school teachers highlights the importance of teaching the history of the First World War in a global context.