During the 20th century, the U.S. government funded research on nutrition and human physiology to address a perceived “masculinity crisis” in wartime America. Its effects are still being felt today, argues a Stanford historian.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute offers tools of peace, justice to a new generation. On Jan. 18, the King Institute will hold its annual open house to celebrate the Nobel laureate’s legacy of peace and justice.
The relatively rapid evolution of gay rights in Germany intrigued Stanford doctoral candidate Samuel Clowes Huneke. His research into what led to Germany becoming a standard bearer for gay rights today surprised him.
Stanford American historian Caroline Winterer examined thousands of Benjamin Franklin’s letters as part of her research on the 18th century, which she argues was the first age of extensive social networks.
One hundred and fifty years ago this coming spring, Leland Stanford drove the last spike that completed the First Transcontinental Railroad, transforming the West and laying the foundation for Stanford University. The Stanford Historical Society plans to mark the event.
Stanford undergraduate Lena Zlock is developing a first-ever digital humanities study of Voltaire’s personal library, which contains over 6,700 books. She aims to make the library’s contents easily accessible and searchable online.