Academic freedom’s origin story
The history of academic freedom—a concept that can be traced back to a scandal at Stanford at the turn of the last century—can help us understand the debates today.
May 01, 2023
Hennessy, Etchemendy look back on 16 years of leadership at Stanford
The Stanford Historical Society hosted an event for former President John Hennessy and former Provost John Etchemendy to reflect on the challenges, strategies, and fond memories.
February 13, 2023
SHS presents annual awards for historical writing, oral history, and volunteer service
At the Stanford Historical Society Annual Meeting on May 17th, 2022, SHS Co-Vice President Charles Junkerman presented the society’s annual awards.
June 08, 2022
Stanford Historical Society President's 2021-2022 Annual Report
SHS president Geoff Cox highlights the accomplishments by the society and the “new normal” in terms of sponsoring both campus-based and online programming.
June 08, 2022
Stanford Historical Society members elect board slate
SHS members elected Kristen Domingo, Jean McCown, and Karen Springen, all with strong experience at Stanford.
May 31, 2022
SHS to debut new visual symbol inspired by heraldry, university tradition
The triple redwood frond represents the organization, transmission, and generation of knowledge that takes place in Stanford’s classroom and labs.
May 31, 2021