H&S is strength at Stanford’s core
In establishing Stanford University in 1891, Jane and Leland Stanford declared that this institution should educate “cultured and useful citizens.” In the years since its creation, the university has grown into one of the world’s premier centers of teaching and research.
Delivering a transformative education is the core mission of the School of Humanities & Sciences.
The School of Humanities and Sciences is the soul—the core—of a Stanford University education. It’s one of the primary reasons students come to Stanford.
The goal of educating cultured and useful citizens remains as relevant today as it was 120 years ago. But the definition of such an education has dramatically changed. The world has changed; Stanford students have changed; and the education provided by the School of Humanities and Sciences has risen to meet the challenge.
In the Spotlight:
- Stanford’s computational journalism offers tools for better storytelling
- Stanford’s data-driven journalism program gives students powerful new ways to explore complex stories of public and social significance. Read More »
- Stanford English professor shines new light on pioneering writer and activist James Baldwin
- From jazz to theater to children’s books, Stanford Professor Michele Elam’s forthcoming edited volume explores the panoramic career of one of America’s most influential voices in matters of race and art. Read More »
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- Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center presents solo exhibition of Jacob Lawrence’s work, Promised Land
- Mar 30 - Stanford students are the first scholars to study and present some of the works that have never been on public display. Read more »
- Stanford historian looks to the U.S. Postal Service to map the boom and bust of 19th-century America
- Mar 26 - The history of the settlement of the American West comes to life with Geography of the Post, a digital mapping platform that creates visualizations of where and when post offices operated. Read more »