A new exhibition at the Hoover Institution highlights Overseas Weekly, a civilian-run, women-led newspaper for American GIs abroad that defied top military brass and defended freedom of the press during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Stanford religious studies Professor Paul Harrison talks about the latest research on the origin of Buddhism and the rise of Mahayana Buddhism, which has influenced most of today’s Buddhist practices around the world.
The Stanford Archaeology Center showcases ancient Egyptian stone tools, parts of a mummy case and other artifacts that were collected by Jane Stanford; her son, Leland Stanford Jr.; and other university affiliates.
Rare 14th-century texts historian Rowan Dorin found in Stanford’s Green Library show an enthusiastic exchange of knowledge between medieval people, going against the belief that the Middle Ages was an ignorant time.
Throughout history, many groups, including ancient Greeks and Romans, have colonized the island of Sicily. Stanford senior Madeleine Ota researched how remnants of those classical civilizations affect the lives of local residents today.