Event Videos

The Western History Lecture Series presents Claudio Saunt, Richard B. Russell Professor in American History and Regents' Professor at the University of Georgia. Saunt's talk, "The Land Beneath Our...
Speaker:
Claudio Saunt
Date
Wed January 18th 2023
The Hon. M. Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, visits Stanford Law School to discuss her new book, "Citizen Justice: The Environmental Legacy of William O. Douglas—Public Advocate and Conservation Champion." Co-sponsored by the Bill Lane Center, Stanford Center for Law and History and the Department of History.
Speaker:
Judge M. Margaret McKeown
Date
Tue November 15th 2022
The Western History Lecture Series presents "Blood Money," a talk by Louis Warren on California's Indian war bonds. This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford History Department and the Bill Lane...
Speaker:
Louis Warren
Date
Thu November 10th 2022
Richard Nevle, Steven Nightingale, and Nicole Ardoin discuss "The Paradise Notebooks" and research on the development of pro-environmental behavior.
Speaker:
Nicole Ardoin, Richard J. Nevle, Steven Nightingale
Date
Fri May 20th 2022
The ninth State of the West Symposium dives into the issues surrounding the Rio Grande and the Colorado River.
Date
Mon May 9th 2022
Mark Arax stops by to discuss his newest book, "The Dreamt Land."
Speaker:
Mark Arax, Felicia Marcus
Date
Wed May 4th 2022
John Leshy’s new history of America’s public lands, Our Common Ground (Yale University Press, 2022), explains how the U.S. government came to hold nearly 30% of the land in the nation (more than 600...
Speaker:
John Leshy, Felicity Barringer (moderator)
Date
Tue April 26th 2022
Apr. 26, 2022, marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, the master designer of public parks and a founder of the field of landscape architecture. Join historian and filmmaker...
Speaker:
Laurence F. Cotton, Clementine Jang (moderator)
Date
Thu February 10th 2022
The epic saga of Big Basin began in the late 1800s when the surrounding communities saw their once "inexhaustible" redwood forests vanishing. Expanding railways demanded timber as they crisscrossed...
Speaker:
Traci Bliss, Paul G. Nauert (moderator)
Date
Thu January 20th 2022
Based on Professor Gavin Jones's recent book about John Steinbeck, this conversation will consider the author's relevance to our contemporary world and his interest in pressing issues such as climate...
Speaker:
Professor Gavin Jones (Stanford University), Professor Daniel Lanza Rivers (San Jose State University)
Date
Thu November 18th 2021