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June 5, 2019
On D-Day, June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 American, British, and Canadian forces traveled across the England Channel and landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of...
June 4, 2019
Yale historian Mark Peterson believes that history is best told by abiding by the Golden Rule. The accurate representation of the past is “a kind of moral science,” says...
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.  ...