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July 1, 2020
In November, 1989, when the Berlin Wall suddenly began to crumble and then fall, much of the world watched in awe. Could it be true that Communism was about to collapse? For...
June 30, 2020
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has named Nichole Nelson, who earned her Ph.D. in history from Yale in May, one of 22 new Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows for 2020...
June 24, 2020
For generations historians have talked about “the ancient economy”. When they want to be more specific, they have written of “the ancient Mediterranean economy.” Given the...
June 22, 2020
Chaos and conflict roiled the Mediterranean in the first century B.C. Against a backdrop of famine, disease and the assassinations of Julius Caesar and other political...
June 8, 2020
The recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd illustrate the severe threat that systemic, anti-black racism poses to African Americans, indeed,...
June 2, 2020
The circumstances that led to the police killings of George Floyd — and thousands of other citizens over the years — could have been avoided if our elected officials in the...
May 26, 2020
Many of our outstanding, graduating History graduate students were awarded Yale and department prizes this academic year. See below for a list of prizes, awards, and...