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Reimagining Slavery at the Cape of Good Hope: Stanford's MLA Program and The David Rumsey Map Center host a webinar lecture by Grant Parker April 25, 5pm

This lecture will canvas historical maps as sources of insight into lives, both enslaved and slave-holding, at the Cape in the early colonial period. Grant will consider how selected maps tacitly embed narratives on both a large and a small scale and how they reflect both continuity and change. Click here for more information and to register.

Tangents 2022 Call for Papers

Calling all Stanford MLA Students and Alumni: The journal of the MLA Program at Stanford University, Tangents, is currently soliciting works for publication in the Summer 2022 issue. Click here for more information.

Information Session: August 19, 2021

Join us for a virtual info session! The next information session webinar is on August 19 at 6pm. Information sessions offer an opportunity to learn more about the Master of Liberal Arts program from faculty and current students. RSVP here.

View a recording of the 12/2 MLA-hosted talk with Prof. Diamond

View a recording of the 12/2/2020 MLA-hosted talk "How to Repair American Democracy" with Professor Larry Diamond. He spoke about the challenges to democracy that we are now seeing in the U.S. A recording of the Zoom talk is available here.

How to Repair American Democracy: Stanford’s Master of Liberal Arts Program hosts a talk with Professor Larry Diamond on 12/2 at 6:00 pm (PT).

Professor Diamond is interested in democracy at home and abroad: how to achieve it, defend it, and improve it. He will be speaking about the challenges to democracy that we are now seeing in the U.S., and will entertain questions about the recent election and its aftermath. Register for the talk here.

Calling all MLA Alumni - Consider taking an MLA Seminar this Winter, 2020!

Consider "Heretics, Prostitutes, and Merchants: The Venetian Empire" with Paula Findlen or "The Intersection of Medicine, Science, Public Policy, and Ethics: Cancer as a Case Study" with Joseph Lipsick. Click here for more information.

2021 GLS Symposium at Dominican University

We are pleased to announce that Dominican University in San Rafael will host the 14th West Coast Graduate Liberal Studies Symposium June 18-20, 2021. Their hope is to host a safe, in-person conference, but if that is not possible, they will prepare for a virtual conference. They are accepting abstract submissions through March 26. More information is available here.