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Exploring Contemporary Chinese History: Hoover Holds Annual Summer Workshop On Modern China

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The fifth annual Hoover Institution Workshop on Modern China, entitled “Crossing the 1949 Divide: The Hoover Archives and Contemporary Chinese History,” was held during July 31 and August 4, 2017. Co-organized and cosponsored with the Seminar of East Asian Studies, Free University of Berlin, this year the workshop featured seven speakers from the United States, Germany, Austria, and Taiwan who explored Hoover’s unique modern China collections and evaluated how these historical treasures help reshape our understanding of contemporary China and post-1949 Taiwan. Workshop attendees presented their research to over three hundred audience from the Hoover/Stanford community as well as to researchers and mass media in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Hoover Archives 2017 high school interns, Sydney Durden and Ava Rose

A Summer in the Stacks: High School Interns at Hoover Reflect on First-hand Archival Experience

Monday, August 7, 2017

Two high school interns at Hoover Archives reflect on a summer spent viewing rare archival material, such as General Stilwell’s diary and uniform and rare photographs of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

Joseph D. Dwyer, Hoover fellow Robert Conquest, and Hoover fellow and Curator for European Collections Maciej Siekierski

Remembering Joseph Dwyer

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Joseph D. Dwyer, a distinguished curator and Slavic bibliographer at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives for three decades, died earlier this month in Asheville, North Carolina, at the age of seventy-five.  Two of his colleagues and friends, Anatol Shmelev, Robert Conquest Curator for Russia and Eurasia, and Maciej Siekierski, Curator of the European Collections, recall the course of his professional career and contributions.

Brigitte Stepanov is a doctoral candidate in French Studies at Brown University.
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Silas Palmer Fellow Examines Colonialism And Cruelty In 1960s Algeria

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Silas Palmer fellow Brigitte Stepanov conducted research that sought to analyze cruelty and cruel events – in their various manifestations – in Algeria in the 1960s in an effort to understand what constituted cruelty in the time leading to, during, and shortly after Algeria’s revolution for independence. This project studied Algerian and French perspectives on violence, terror, and oppression in Algeria in an aim to study cruel practices not only specifically in that geographical region, but in colonial contexts more generally, and to see how they may be changed to more effectively bring about conflict mediation and resolution.


Political Economy Workshop Discusses Race and Conservatism

Friday, June 30, 2017

Now in its fourth year, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives’ Workshop on Political Economy brings together scholars from across the globe to study the history of economic thought using the archives of such notable thinkers as Karl Popper, Milton Friedman, and F.A. Hayek.  This year the workshop welcomed Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power (2015), who presented a keynote address on June 28th.

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An Analysis Of American Media’s Reports On Early Chinese Students In The U.S. From 1881 To 1938

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Silas Palmer fellow Xiaolin Zhao examines the way American media depicted Chinese students and how these images evolved from 1881 to 1938.

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How Hoover Archives Helped Me Better Understand The Current Catalan Independence Movement 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Silas Palmer fellow Victoria Saez describes her investigation into how Catalan nationalism emerged and what it has meant throughout its existence.


Welcome to Participants in the Fourth Annual Workshop on Political Economy

Monday, June 5, 2017

Hoover welcomes the participants of the 2017 Workshop on Political Economy.

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Yale Undergraduate Emma Poole Examines Herbert Hoover's Food Relief In Russia

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Yale undergraduate Emma Poole describes her research in Hoover's American Relief Association records.

Historian Hew Strachan in conversation with Hoover staff members. Strachan delivered the keynote address for the 2017 "Hunger Draws the Map" conference.
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Hoover Hosts "Hunger Draws the Map" Conference

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

This month the  Hoover Institution hosted the 2nd annual workshop of the Leverhulme-Trust funded project "Hunger Draws the Map! Blockade and Food Shortages In Europe, 1914-1922"  which is based at the University of Oxford.