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The cover of the book The Great Leveler by Walter Scheidel
Oct 26 2017
Prof. Walter Scheidel's most recent book, The Great Leveler, selected as a finalist for the Cundhill History Prize and Business Book of the Year (2017) for the Financial Times and McKinsey. Congratulations Prof. Scheidel!
Photo of Richard Saller
Oct 9 2017
Richard Saller announced today that he will step down as dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences on Sept. 1, 2018. Saller, 64, will return to teaching full time at Stanford. Provost Persis Drell will shortly appoint a search committee and begin an international search for his successor.
Aug 1 2017
Prof. Justin Leidwanger joins the second cohort of Whiting Public Engagement Fellows (2017-18). While a fellow, Leidwanger's plan includes a traveling multimedia exhibit, Five Boats, using innovative technology to offer audiences a visceral experience of the maritime history of the region. The pop-...
James Gross presenting honors research
Jun 16 2017
James Gross, (BAH, 2017) majoring in archeology and classics, will study the Late Roman wine trade along Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast to understand the mechanisms and participants that contributed to and sustained this trade.
Diagrams from Euclid's Elements
Jun 9 2017
Stanford News recently highlighted Classics PhD student Eunsoo Lee for his investigation of the diagrams which have accompanied Euclid's Elements through the centuries.  As Eunsoo's adviser Professor Reviel Netz notes, much has been made about the textual side of Euclid's mathematics, but few have...