Humanities and Arts5.15.13
Stanford scholars broadcast Middle Eastern music and culture on two KZSU radio shows, Arabology and Mediterraneans: Music of the Middle East, North Africa, and Beyond.
Musician Jesse Rodin leads student singers through the works of Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez in a historically inspired performance featuring digital enhancements by sonic pioneer Ge Wang.
The key speechwriter and counsel to Martin Luther King Jr. says his training in music and study of historic speeches helped him draft some of the most important speeches of all time.
On topics ranging from poetry to politics, Stanford writers talked about their recent publications at "A Company of Authors," a "speed-dating" version of a book fair.
'Another Look' book club brings the Roaring '20s to Stanford with Anita Loos' Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Once Marilyn Monroe vamped "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," the 1925 bestselling novel was all but forgotten. Stanford hopes to restore the balance with its seasonal book club event.
Silicon Valley business leaders and humanities scholars emphasize the economic value of narrative at a career forum that aims to bring skills of humanities PhDs to the corporate world.
Through an examination of art, language and literature, Stanford humanities professors reveal how the Occupy movement left its mark on activism, art and language.
Stanford Summer Theater and the Center for Ethics in Society partner to produce The Exception and the Rule, a Bertolt Brecht "learning play" that explores themes of inequality and corruption.
Stanford Department of Music partners with San Francisco World Music Festival with course on Azerbaijani music
World-music offerings expanded this spring with an introduction to Azeri music and culture taught by kamancha virtuoso Imamyar Hasanov and music specialist Krystal Barghelame.
Winterer, a scholar of the early Americas with a joint appointment in Classics, will lead the Stanford Humanities Center starting next fall.
Associate Professor of English Adam Johnson is honored for The Orphan Master's Son, his bestselling novel set in North Korea. Johnson said he hopes the prize will help shed light on the dire situation in the country politically isolated, totalitarian country.
Through a digital analysis of correspondence from elite tourists in Europe, classicist Giovanna Ceserani is discovering how international travel fostered cultural and academic trends.
The "City Beneath the City" installation at the Stanford Archaeology Center combines history and art for an insightful examination of local Bay Area history.
Stanford scholar Sara Mrsny says philosophy can help American lawmakers develop policies that will make it easier for someone to both hold a job and perform caregiving functions.
Stanford's Cantor Arts Center partners with the Google Art Project, an international online art gallery
More than 100 high-resolution images from the Cantor are now available for in-depth research and examination.