Messages from the DUS

September 19, 2016

Dear History Majors,

I  invite all of you to the first meeting of the History Advisory Committee.  We will meet on Tuesday, September 27 between 7pm and 8pm in HGS 204.

All are invited to discuss courses, the major, and other issues related to History at Yale.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Enjoy your courses and please do be in touch with any questions or concerns.  As a reminder, DUS office hours are on Wednesdays between 9:30am and 11:30am in HGS 238.

Best,
Alan Mikhail
 


September 8, 2016

Dear History Majors,

I hope this message finds you well.  As shopping period is nearing its end, I wanted to bring to your attention some wonderful Departmental Seminars that still have space in them.  If you are looking to add a class, you should definitely take a look at these:

HIST 107J: The Antislavery Struggle in America
Nicholas Wood, Th 1.30-3.20 WALL81 101

HIST 113J: Cultural Capital: New York in the Twentieth Century
Jean-Christophe Agnew, Th 1.30-3.20 HGS 217B

HIST 174J: Religion, War, and the Meaning of America
Harry Stout, Th 1.30-3.20 HGS 220B

HIST 232J: Medieval Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conversation
Ivan Marcus, Th 9.25-11.15 HGS 220B

HIST 253J: Culture, Dissidence, and Control in Golden Age Spain
María Jordán, T 9.25-11.15 LUCE 202

HIST 276J: Modernism and Postmodernism in Eastern Europe
Marci Shore, W 2.30-4.20 HGS 217B

HIST 277J: Memory and History in Modern Europe
Jennifer Allen, T 9.25-11.15 HGS 221

HIST 278J: The Culture of Acculturation
David Sorkin, T 1.30-3.20 HGS 302

HIST 382J: Vietnamese History from Earliest Times to 1920
Benedict Kiernan, W 3.30-5.20 WLH 011

HIST 387J: West African Islam: Jihad Tradition and Its Pacifist Opponents
Lamin Sanneh, W 2.30-4.20 WLH 006

HIST 388J: Slavery and the Slave Trade in Africa
Robert Harms, W 2.30-4.20 HGS 401

Finally, as a reminder, DUS office hours going forward are:

Wednesdays from 9:30am to 11:30am in HGS 238

Enjoy the last few days of shopping!  And, of course, as always, please do be in touch with any questions or concerns.

All the best,
Alan Mikhail

 


September 6, 2016

Dear History Majors,

I hope this message finds you well at the end of a wonderful weekend.

Please allow me to bring to your attention a few Departmental Seminars meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, that still have space in them. If you’re interested, you should definitely shop them.

HIST 253J: Culture, Dissidence, and Control in Golden Age Spain
María Jordán, T 9.25-11.15 LUCE 202

HIST 278J: The Culture of Acculturation
David Sorkin, T 1.30-3.20 HGS 302

HIST 456J: Experiments in Writing History
Sophia Rosenfeld, T 1.30-3.20 HGS 301

Tomorrow features some great Lecture Courses to check out too. Among others:

HIST 184: The Rise and Fall of Atlantic Slavery
Edward Rugemer, TTh 1.30-2.20 YK212 106

HIST 219: Jewish History and Thought to Early Modern Times
Ivan Marcus, TTh 11.35-12.50 HGS 217A

HIST 346: The Making of Modern Iran
Abbas Amanat, TTh 1.00-2.15 HGS 217A

HIST 350: Formation of the Islamic State, 610–750
Adel Allouche, TTh 11.35-12.50 PH 407

Finally, as a reminder, DUS office hours this week are:

Tuesday, September 6: 10am to noon

Wednesday, September 7: 9am to noon

Happy shopping! And, of course, please do be in touch with any questions or concerns.

All the best,
Alan Mikhail

 


September 2, 2016

Dear History Majors,

Please allow me to bring to your attention a few Departmental Seminars meeting tomorrow, that still have space in them. If you’re interested, you should definitely shop them.

HIST 229J: London, 1560-1760
Keith Wrightson, M 2.30-4.20 WLH 013

HIST 467J: Cartography, Territory, and Identity
William Rankin, M 1.30-3.20 HGS 117

Tomorrow features some great Lecture Courses to check out too. Among others:

HIST 107: Introduction to American Indian History
Ned Blackhawk, MW 11.35-12.50 LORIA 250

HIST 202, European Civilization, 1648–1945
John Merriman, MW 1.30-2.20 WLH 208

HIST 205: Introduction to Ancient Greek History
Jessica Lamont, MW 1.00-2.15 WLH 116

HIST 206: The Middle Ages, 300–1500
Anders Winroth, MW 2.30-3.20 HGS 217A

HIST 216: Zionism
Eliyahu Stern, MW 10.30-11.20 HGS 217A

HIST 238: Britain’s Empire to 1776
Steven Pincus, MW 10.30-11.20 WLH 120

HIST 252: Political History of European Jewry, 1589–1897
David Sorkin, MW 2.30-3.20 WLH 113

HIST 290: Russia from the Ninth Century to 1801
Paul Bushkovitch, MW 11.35-12.50 YK220 100

HIST 325: Introduction to Latin American History
Anne Eller, MW 10.30-11.20 WLH 207

Finally, as a reminder, DUS office hours for next week are:

Tuesday, September 6: 10am to noon

Wednesday, September 7: 9am to noon

Happy shopping! And please do be in touch with any questions or concerns.

All the best,
Alan Mikhail

 


September 1, 2016

Dear History Majors,

I hope you had a wonderful first day of shopping!

I’m writing now to bring to your attention a few Departmental Seminars meeting tomorrow, Thursday, that still have space in them. If you’re interested, you should definitely shop them.

HIST 107J: The Antislavery Struggle in America
Nicholas Wood, Th 1.30-3.20 WALL81 101

HIST 113J: Cultural Capital: New York in the Twentieth Century
Jean-Christophe Agnew, Th 1.30-3.20 HGS 217B

HIST 212J: The Book in Early Modern Britain
Kathryn James, Th 1.30-3.20 LC 103

HIST 232J: Medieval Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conversation
Ivan Marcus, Th 9.25-11.15 HGS 220B

Tomorrow features some great Lecture Courses to check out too. Among others:

HIST 120: American Environmental History
Paul Sabin, TTh 11.35-12.50 WTS A51

HIST 184: The Rise and Fall of Atlantic Slavery
Edward Rugemer, TTh 1.30-2.20 YK212 106

HIST 280: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition
Carlos Eire, TTh 2.30-3.20 WLH 117

HIST 346: The Making of Modern Iran
Abbas Amanat, TTh 1.00-2.15 HGS 217A

HIST 361: History of Brazil
Stuart Schwartz, TTh 10.30-11.20 HGS 217A

Finally, as a reminder, DUS office hours tomorrow are:

Thursday, September 1: 9am to noon

Happy shopping! And please do be in touch with any questions or concerns.

All the best,
Alan Mikhail
 


August 31, 2016

Dear History Majors,

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the shopping party this evening. It was a fantastic event! Thank you for being there!

I’m writing now to bring to your attention a few Departmental Seminars meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, that still have space in them. If you’re interested, you should definitely shop them.

HIST 276J: Modernism and Postmodernism in Eastern Europe
Marci Shore, W 2.30-4.20 HGS 217B

HIST 382J: Vietnamese History from Earliest Times to 1920
Benedict Kiernan, W 3.30-5.20 WLH 011

HIST 387J: West African Islam: Jihad Tradition and Its Pacifist Opponents
Lamin Sanneh, W 2.30-4.20 WLH 006

HIST 388J: Slavery and the Slave Trade in Africa
Robert Harms, W 2.30-4.20 HGS 401

Tomorrow features some great Lecture Courses to check out too. Among others:

HIST 107: Introduction to American Indian History
Ned Blackhawk, MW 11.35-12.50 LORIA 250

HIST 202, European Civilization, 1648–1945
John Merriman, MW 1.30-2.20 WLH 208

HIST 252: Political History of European Jewry, 1589–1897
David Sorkin, MW 2.30-3.20 WLH 113

HIST 290: Russia from the Ninth Century to 1801
Paul Bushkovitch, MW 11.35-12.50 YK220 100

HIST 325: Introduction to Latin American History
Anne Eller, MW 10.30-11.20 WLH 207

Finally, as a reminder, DUS office hours this week are:

Wednesday, August 31: 9am to noon, 2pm to 4pm

Thursday, September 1: 9am to noon

Happy shopping! And please do be in touch with any questions or concerns.

All the best,
Alan Mikhail