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Stanford Public Humanities

Public Humanities advances research in the humanities, arts, and social sciences critical to the understanding of our rapidly changing human experience and ensures that these ideas reach a broad public. 


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"In Their Own Words" new essay and radio series features faculty voices

Stanford faculty reflect on a question or topic they have been grappling with throughout their careers.

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For graduate students

The Public Humanities Initiative facilitates a path to public engagement and publication for students interested in writing about the arts and humanities for a wide popular audience. 

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The Feminist Present

Hosts Adrian Daub and Laura Goode welcome a range of feminists from academia, journalism, activism, and more in "The Feminist Present," the 1st podcast from the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.

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Stanford English professor Ato Quayson shares reflections on the humanities through discussions on literature, art, film, history, philosophy, and more.

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Philosophy Talk Radio

Join philosophers in conversation about issues ranging from popular culture to our most deeply held beliefs about science, morality, and the human condition.

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So, you want to write an op-ed? The Public Humanities can help.

The program aims to equip faculty and students with the skills to engage in public discourse and communicate their ideas outside the halls of academia.​​​​​​​

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Faculty in the News


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