history

Solving the mystery of an unusual medieval text

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.

Separating fact from myth of 1903 anti-Jewish riot

Stanford historian Steven Zipperstein analyzes the impactful aftermath of the Kishinev pogrom, an anti-Jewish massacre in imperial Russia. Using new evidence, he sheds light on how the riot took place, separating fact from myth.

Algorithms reveal changes in stereotypes

New Stanford research shows that, over the past century, linguistic changes in gender and ethnic stereotypes correlated with major social movements and demographic changes in the U.S. Census data.