Humanities

Theater and COVID-19

Matthew Smith, chair of Stanford’s Theater and Performance Studies, discusses how his department is trying to make the magic of live theater happen remotely.

Fighting isolation with the art of design and computer music

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.

New outbreak, familiar anxieties

Stanford historian Kathryn Olivarius discusses her research into antebellum New Orleans and how the yellow fever epidemic shaped the region economically and socially – at a devastating and deadly cost.

What is love?

From the fields of science to sociology, politics and philosophy, here is what Stanford research says about love and romance, in the past and present day.  

Musicologist Albert Cohen has died

An internationally distinguished musicologist, Cohen was also known on campus for his decades of service to the Department of Music.