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Ever wonder why it's a challenge to put what you're thinking into words?

Philosopher Eli Alshanetsky wonders about this too. In fact, he's written a book about it.

Check out the Humanities Center's latest Q&A with him about his research:

Eli Alshanetsky is a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center who studies the philosophy of the mind, epistemology, and cognitive science. His forthcoming book, Articulating a Thought (Oxford University Press, 2018), examines how we make our thoughts clear to ourselves in the pro...

Check out a new article about populism in "Raritan" by former fellow Charles Postel (16-17):

Raritan is a journal of wide-ranging inquiry publishing leading voices on history, literature, politics, and the arts since 1981. Edited by Jackson Lears.

Save the date: physician and best-selling author, Siddhartha Mukherjee, will deliver the 2018 Presidential Lecture in the Humanities and Arts on May 10, 2018.

Former fellow John Willinsky (2013-14) in the news...

When JOHN WILLINSKY, the Khosla Family Professor of Education, came to Stanford a decade ago from Vancouver, Canada, he brought his leadership of the Public Knowledge Project, which promotes and studies the sharing of research and scholarship as a public good. He also brought his electric guitar. To...

Greg Walker, a current international visitor at the Humanities Center, will deliver a talk on John Heywood's "The Pardoner and the Friar" this Wednesday, November 29 at noon at the Stanford Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Bldg 200, Rm 302.

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Indian economist Reetika Khera was an international visitor at the Center this fall. Before heading back to India, she discussed her research with us:

Reetika Khera is a development economist who studies hunger, nutrition, public health, corruption, and basic education in India. She is the Sulaiman Mutawa Associate Chair in Economics at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. While at the Stanford Humanities Center, she has been working on a…

Here's a unique opportunity to understand history through art objects and primary source documents:

A joint exhibition at the Hoover Institution and Cantor Arts Center highlights Stanford’s rich collections of materials on the history of Russia.

Did you know that Stanford University Press is one of the oldest academic presses in the United States?

It was also the first university press to be established on the West Coast.

Since its inception in 1892, Stanford University Press has published thousands of books and other research works authored by faculty at Stanford and across the world.

At the Time in Space conference: Bill Rankin, a historian from Yale and also a cartographer. He makes the case that "Maps can and do handle time!" @RumseyMapCtr @Stanford #maps

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Up next at the "Time in Space" conference: historian Bill Rankin from Yale University talks about "Mapping Time in the 20th (and 21st) Century"

"Space-time maps are attempts to locate humanity in the cosmic order. They are "meta-maps." --Caroline Winterer, professor of history, Stanford University.

Caroline Winterer, historian and director of @HumanAtStanford talks about the invention of the idea of deep time with her talk: "The Art and Science of Deep Time, Conceiving the Inconceivable, 1800-1900."