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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
By Kathryn Blair   On Sunday, May 17 the Department of History and the Program in the History of Science and Medicine hosted their first (and hopefully last!) virtual...
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...
May 25, 2020
Congratulations to our graduating History majors on their senior essay prizes!   Veronica Boratyn “The Public and Private Life of the New Haven Oyster: How property rights...
May 20, 2020
Virtual commencement celebrations began over the weekend for the Yale University class of 2020. Among those graduating is Henry Shapard. The 21-year-old was recently...
May 13, 2020
On May 12, 2020, Richard Gilder, Jr. died.  Above all Dick was a great New Yorker, an extraordinary and generous Yale University graduate, class of 1954, and a visionary...