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May 4, 2023
Diamonds are more than just pretty objects. Passed down over centuries, they can tell the story of their pasts. But that story isn’t always a happy one.  For many South...
April 25, 2023
Three current Yale students and three recent graduates have received Soros fellowships, which support graduate study for immigrants or children of immigrants. The Yale...
April 14, 2023
In Iran: A Modern History, Abbas Amanat combines chronological and thematic approaches, exploring events with lasting implications for modern Iran and the world. Here, Amanat...
March 30, 2023
Crystal Feimster, a historian of African-American history, U.S. women’s history, and the American South, has been appointed the next Head of Pierson College.
March 8, 2023
Beverly Gage’s biography of Hoover draws on documents that were unavailable to previous biographers and offers a more complex portrait of the late FBI director.
February 24, 2023
Howard Roberts Lamar ’51 Ph.D., a venerable expert on the American West and Sterling Professor Emeritus of History who helped guide Yale through a turbulent period as...
February 23, 2023
“This notion that somehow history is supposed to be employed to make people feel good, it’s disturbing, but it is for some people,” David Blight says. “It’s what...