With the 500th episode of the popular radio show Philosophy Talk approaching, program co-founder John Perry and current host Joshua Landy reflect on how philosophy, and the humanities broadly, can help during these turbulent times.
The inability of 14th-century medicine to stop the plague from destroying societies throughout Europe and Asia helped advance scientific discovery and transformed politics and health policy, says Stanford historian Paula Findlen.
Anna Grzymala-Busse and Gavin Jones co-lead the Changing Human Experience initiative, which recently awarded Cultivating Humanities grants to fund collaborative teams tackling issues of public concern.
With the U.S. anticipating an economic downturn not seen since the Great Depression, historian David M. Kennedy reflects on how that calamitous event was a watershed moment in U.S. history and transformed American institutions.
Ge Wang, associate professor of music who specializes in the art of design and computer music, is hosting a free, public, multi-format weekly series designed to help people through the remoteness caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.