This selection of digital prints, drawn from the collection of the Bancroft Library to mark the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), showcases political posters designed by leading graphic artists of the era. Harnessing the communicative capacity of imagery and text, these pieces give striking expression to the anti-fascist Republican cause in its fight against Francisco Franco and the Nationalists.
Authors Stover, Peskin, and Koenig tell the story of the global effort to apprehend the world's most wanted war criminals, and attempt to understand why so many states ignore their legal obligations to arrest and try war crimes suspects.
Professor of Music at Wesleyan University, Roger Mathew Grant is a scholar of 18th century music theory and author of Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era. He is currently a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center.
Professor of Art and Art History at Stanford, Alexander Nemerov is a scholar of American art and author of Silent Dialogues: Diane Arbus and Howard Nemerov and Wartime Kiss: Visions of the Moment in the 1940s.
Christopher Bollas is the most influential psychoanalyst writing in English today. In his Avenali Lecture, he argues that mental pain should not be ignored, minimized, or suppressed through medication, but understood and embraced as a constitutive element of human psychic development.
Natasha Boas is an independent international curator and a regular contributor to Dwell, the Believer, and the Huffington Post. Sarah Thornton, author of Seven Days in the Art World, is former chief art correspondent for the Economist.
Hannah Ginsborg presents fourteen essays which establish Kant's Critique of Judgment as a central contribution to the understanding of human cognition.
Terry Castle, author of The Professor: A Sentimental Education, is Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University. Dave Hickey is an art critic and writer for Rolling Stone, Art News, Art in America, Artforum, Harper’s, and Vanity Fair.