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Prof. Ian Morris - in the news & on the air this week

 April 14: In the Atlantic this week, read the article published by Prof. Ian Morris on the Slaughter Bench of History: How war created civilization over the past 10,000 years - and threatens to destroy it in the next 40.  

Full article


April 15: KQED Forum interview with Michael Krasny - How Conflict Drives Human Progress.  

More on the interview

Stanford Report Features Prof. Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi about the impact of dance on ancient Greek audiences.

 Excerpt from full story:

A scholar of ancient aesthetics, Peponi's passion for dance fuels her current research, which investigates how dance performances impacted ancient Greek audiences.

Two Deans, Two Editorials - Why the Humanities?

Richard Saller, Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences and Lloyd Minor, Dean of the School of Medicine both featured in the Opinions section of the Stanford Daily on April 7, 2014.

Enlightenment in Unexpected Places

Stanford Report Features Prof. Justin Leidwanger's Underwater Archaeology Research

Excerpted from full story by Tom Winterbottom: 

Leidwanger and his team use technological tools to map the site and then set up a conservation lab to begin analysis.

"Underwater artifacts tend to soak up salt, so they need long-term treatment. Wood, pottery, stone and metal all need different treatment processes. At our colleagues' lab in Turkey, for example, they are still conserving and mending pottery that was excavated in the 1980s and 1990s."

Profs. Devine, Morris, Peponi, and Shanks - 21st annual Humanities Center publication celebration

Excerpt from full story: 

Organized by the Stanford Humanities Center, the annual "Publication Celebration" gives the Stanford community an opportunity to recognize and appreciate the broad scope of humanities scholarship produced on campus.

The expansive display of books and works throughout the center's Levinthal Hall demonstrated not only the quantity of work done by Stanford scholars but the richness and depth of their academic contributions.

Prof. Christopher Krebs Lecture at St. Olaf College & University of Minnesota

 CNES Lecture- Christopher Krebs "Julius Caesar–but with a Twist: The Man of Letters"


Stanford Classics presents scholarly work at APA/AIA annual conference

 Each winter the American Philological Association holds a join meeting with the Archaeological Institute of America. The conference features the presentation of individual papers, as well as discussion sessions. This year's conference, taking place from January 2-5 in Chicago, IL, featured several faculty members and graduate students from Stanford. Congratulations to our AIA and APA presenters:



Ian Morris, discussant, "Across the Corrupting Sea: post-Braudelian Approaches to the Mediterranean"

Prof. Grant Parker participates in Stanford's remembrance of Nelson Mandela.

Prof. Parker's tribute to Nelson Mandela was published in the Stanford Daily:  http://www.stanforddaily.com/2013/12/05/remembering-mandela/.

Stanford Classics workshop brings the ancient and the cutting edge together

 In a one-of-a-kind hands-on workshop, Stanford graduate students learn how to integrate digital tools into humanities classrooms in ways that will improve the undergraduate learning experience.  

Full article: news.stanford.edu/news/2013/december/digital-age-classics-121313.html

Prof. Ceserani and other Stanford colleagues continue to make headlines with Mapping of the Republic of Letters.

Profs. Giovanna Ceserani, Caroline Winterer, Paula Findlen, and Dan Edelstein’s research and digital humanities work featured in an article by Meredith Hindley in HUMANITIES (the magazine for the National Endowment for the Humanities) November/December 2013 | Volume 34, Number 6.