Humanities

The plus of ethnic enclaves and neighborhoods

A new Stanford study found that new refugees were more likely to find work within their first five years if officials assigned them to an area with a larger community of people who share their nationality, ethnicity or language.

Developing skills for humanities research

A new one-week course, called Humanities Research Intensive, teaches first- and second-year undergraduate students what research in the humanities could be and what skills are needed to do it.

A Hollywood treasure trove at Stanford

Stanford’s archive on film pioneer Spyros Skouras has expanded to include more than 120 hours of audio recordings and rare documents about his life and Hollywood career as well as his philanthropic efforts, such as raising foreign aid for World War II.

Documenting mass grave relocation in China

Stanford historian Tom Mullaney’s interactive website, The Chinese Deathscape: Grave Reform in Modern China, shows the locations of thousands of gravesites that have been relocated in China over the past two decades.

Stanford launches new free online course on Beethoven

A new online course explores Ludwig van Beethoven’s music and development as a composer. The class, led by music historian Stephen Hinton, features performances by and discussions with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stanford's ensemble-in-residence.