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  • Spatial History Project | Department of History
    community of students staff and scholars to engage in creative spatial textual and visual analysis to further research in the humanities We are part of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis CESTA along with Humanities Design and the Literary Lab on the top floor of Wallenberg Hall We continually seek fruitful collaborations with faculty at Stanford and beyond and hire motivated students year round If you are interested in

    Original URL path: https://history.stanford.edu/publications/spatial-history-project (2015-10-06)
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  • Mapping the Republic of Letters | Department of History
    travel These networks were the lifelines of learning from the age of Erasmus to the age of Franklin They facilitated the dissemination and the criticism of ideas the spread of political news as well as the circulation of people and objects But what did these networks actually look like Were they as extensive as we are led to believe How did they evolve over time Mapping the Republic of Letters

    Original URL path: https://history.stanford.edu/publications/mapping-republic-letters (2015-10-06)
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  • Giovanna Ceserani | Department of History
    Emeriti Visiting Faculty and Lecturers Graduate Students Staff About the Department Giovanna Ceserani Giovanna Ceserani Associate Professor of Classics Selected Publications Projects Mapping the Republic of Letters Paula Findlen Caroline Winterer Giovanna Ceserani Dan Edelstein Before email faculty meetings international colloquia and professional associations the world of scholarship relied on its own networks networks Contact Phone 650 723 2948 Email giovanna ceserani stanford edu About About the Department Degree Programs

    Original URL path: https://history.stanford.edu/people/giovanna-ceserani (2015-10-06)
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  • Creating Lives: Fictional Characters in the History Classroom | Department of History
    process as we pour over our sources we strive to enter the minds of the people we study and understand why the world looked so radically different through their eyes As teachers standing at the front of the classroom or sitting around the seminar table we also encourage our students to take imaginative leaps But what kinds of assignments best foster skills of historical empathy and understanding We ve found

    Original URL path: https://history.stanford.edu/publications/creating-lives-fictional-characters-history-classroom (2015-10-06)
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  • Gendered Innovations | Department of History
    Innovations Londa Schiebinger Nov 2012 Gendered Innovations harness the creative power of sex and gender analysis to discover new things The peer reviewed Gendered Innovations project 1 develops practical methods of sex and gender analysis for scientists and engineers 2 provides case studies as concrete illustrations of how sex and gender analysis leads to innovation Go to the Gendered Innovations site About About the Department Degree Programs Undergraduate Program Graduate

    Original URL path: https://history.stanford.edu/publications/gendered-innovations (2015-10-06)
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  • Opinion: Surprising lessons from the Berlin Wall, 50 years later, for the U.S. and Middle East | Department of History
    on August 13 1961 the Berlin Wall went up overnight It immediately became a chilling icon of political repression Yet on its semicentennial it is time we recognize how the wall s strength came as much from concrete as from the society that supported its creation As fortified borders proliferate around the world today such as those between the U S and Mexico and the Israeli security fence Germany s

    Original URL path: https://history.stanford.edu/publications/opinion-surprising-lessons-berlin-wall-50-years-later-us-and-middle-east (2015-10-06)
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  • The American Enlightenment: Treasures from the Stanford University Libraries | Department of History
    of intellectual inquiry and discovery that stretched from roughly 1680 to 1820 drew fundamentally from the European colonization of the Americas The discovery of the New World prompted a flurry of new questions about society government art religion and nature Did American Indians represent the fundamental state of nature from which all human societies developed Could a perfect new government or society uncorrupted by European degeneracy be created in the New World Did plants animals and peoples improve or degenerate in the American climate These were just a few of the questions that revolutionized intellectual life in this era British Americans were at both the center and the edge of the Enlightenment The source of so many discoveries that fostered new ideas about nature and government British Americans knew they also lived at the periphery of the community of learned Europeans called the republic of letters The great centers of learning in London Paris Edinburgh Glasgow and Rome lay thousands of miles away But ever faster and more numerous ships regularly ferried books objects and letters across the Atlantic Ocean so that Europeans and Americans communicated in increasingly dense intellectual networks over the course of the eighteenth century This exhibition puts American books at the center of the great transatlantic conversation of the Enlightenment American here is meant broadly viewers will find books published by Americans books owned by Americans and books about America The exhibition focuses especially on books unique to the Stanford University Libraries association copies These are books connected to a usually famous owner who has recorded his or her ownership or reactions in the book Some people autographed the title page others wrote curious or revealing things in the margins We often imagine that a printed text is the same everywhere this exhibition returns us to

    Original URL path: https://history.stanford.edu/publications/american-enlightenment-treasures-stanford-university-libraries (2015-10-06)
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  • Dissertation Reviews | Department of History
    Reviews features overviews of recently defended unpublished doctoral dissertations in a wide variety of disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences Our goal is to offer readers a glimpse of each discipline s immediate present by focusing on the window of time between dissertation defense and first book publication Each review provides a summary of the author s main arguments the historiographic genealogy in which the author operates and the main source bases for his or her research The reviews are also anticipatory making educated assessments of how the research will advance or challenge our understanding of major issues in the field when it is revised and published in the future In addition to the public non critical review that is published on the site authors also receive private critical commentary from their reviewers designed to help authors during the manuscript revision process Critical comments are not published on the site or circulated in any way They are expressly for the author Dissertation Reviews also features reviews of and guides to archives libraries databases and other collections where such dissertation research was conducted to help scholars improve their ability to undertake current and future research Go to the Dissertation Reviews

    Original URL path: https://history.stanford.edu/publications/dissertation-reviews (2015-10-06)
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