Not for credit or grade, Stanford Summer Humanities Institute allows participants to tap into Stanford University's excellence in the humanities and social sciences—exploring texts and ideas at a profound level, writing college-level papers, and communicating complex arguments in their academic writing and discussion sections.
2021 Program Dates
An Immersive Academic Environment
Real-Time Online Instruction
Impact of the Humanities
Philosophy and the Humanities
With numerous courses offered in philosophy, Stanford Summer Humanities Institute is a unique summer experience for students passionate about the humanities. Hear Professor Christopher Bobonich speak about philosophy.
I’ve become a better writer throughout this process, I’ve been able to learn how to articulate my ideas both, actually, in writing and in speech.
Stanford Summer Humanities Institute Participant
Expert Stanford Faculty
Associate Professor Allyson Hobbs
Racial Identity in the American Imagination
Associate Professor Héctor Hoyos
Magical Realism: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Professor Dan Edelstein
Professor Caroline Winterer
The Age of Jefferson
Associate Professor Christopher Krebs
Ancient Rome and Its Legacies
Professor Christopher Bobonich
The Greeks and Beyond
Engaging Student Life
Build Connections Around the World
Participate in Student Life Workshops
Online Classroom Technology Requirements
Headphones & Microphone
Suitable Learning Environment
One of our hopes was to expose students to big ideas, enduring ideas, ideas about democracy, revolution, social change, to the tools that the humanities have to help us think through those sorts of questions.