May 2019 News

May 29, 2019
Long before there was a play that made Founding Father Alexander Hamilton a household name and an American hero of sorts, a 14-year-old girl took an interest in Hamilton as a...
May 27, 2019
In the spirit of Willard Hurst’s own work, the Hurst Prize is given to the best work in socio-legal history. The field of socio-legal history is broadly defined to include...
May 23, 2019
In April 2019, the faculty of the Yale Department of History voted to eliminate the department’s use of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) in graduate admissions. In doing so, we...
May 21, 2019
The following History graduate students were awarded Yale and department prizes this commencement weekend. Congratulations to all of our outstanding students!  See below for...
May 17, 2019
The History Department awarded the following students with senior essay prizes at a ceremony in Rosenfeld Hall on Friday, May 17th.  Read more about the prizes here.  ...
May 9, 2019
Students enrolled in a seminar with Yale historian John Merriman gain much more than knowledge, according to Yale senior Kevin Bendesky. They also gain a “family.” For his...
May 7, 2019
NEW YORK — Yale University historian David W. Blight, author of a celebrated biography of Frederick Douglass, can hardly keep up with all the honors. In the past three months...