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November 13, 2020
On Monday, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced early data that showed a vaccine it has been developing in partnership with the German drug manufacturer BioNTech was...
November 7, 2020
“I speak the password primeval … . I give the sign of democracy,” wrote Walt Whitman in “Song of Myself.” “By God! I will accept nothing which all cannot have their...
October 29, 2020
This new forum engages authors and artists—from very different places and writing in very different genres—in an ongoing conversation on “the uses and disadvantages of...
October 15, 2020
Elizabeth Hinton and Phillip Atiba Goff have been crossing paths for a long time. With a mutual interest in policing, racial injustice, and criminal reform, Hinton, a...
October 14, 2020
In the year 1000, the Vikings became the first Europeans to set foot in North America. A few years later, they began trading fur pelts with an Indigenous group, possibly the...
October 12, 2020
The Sublime Post: A History of Empire and Power through the Ottoman Post Station System, 1600-1839 Dr. Koh’s dissertation, completed at Yale University, carefully excavates...
October 8, 2020
As a scholar of international history, Arne Westad studies the past to better understand today’s most pressing global challenges.  It’s an approach Westad imparts to his...