Humanities

Newest American Academy of Arts and Sciences members

The Stanford faculty elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies, are scholars in the fields of education, performing arts, economics, law and mathematics.

Move responsibly and think about things

In the course CS 181: Computers, Ethics and Public Policy, Stanford students become computer programmers, policymakers and philosophers to examine the ethical and social impacts of technological innovation.

Giving voice to Chinese railroad workers

Researchers with Stanford’s Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project detail the story of Chinese migrants who helped construct the First Transcontinental Railroad.

Digging for clues to the lives of 19th-century Chinese migrants

Home villages of Chinese migrants who traveled to the United States and other countries during the 19th century are being excavated for the first time through a project led by Stanford anthropologist Barbara Voss with Chinese scholar Jinhua “Selia” Tan.

Brexit through the lens of British history

Stanford’s Ian Morris says the issues that led to Brexit, Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, have come up throughout British history, since rising sea levels separated the country from the continent 8,000 years ago.