Arts & Humanities


17 million reasons to love ‘LUX,’ Yale’s new collections search tool

June 1, 2023

Yale introduces LUX, a groundbreaking custom search tool for exploring the university’s unparalleled holdings of artistic, cultural, and scientific objects.

PODCAST: How Christianity in Africa is changing global religion

May 30, 2023

Yale Divinity School’s Kyama Mugambi explains why Christianity in Africa is not a “colonizer” religion and what it shares with traditional African religions.

Making ghosts perceptible: Literature and post-colonial memory in Algeria

May 30, 2023

Yale’s Jill Jarvis discusses the role of literature in “decolonizing” memory in Algeria and the intellectual journey that ultimately led her to North Africa.

Assyria: Chronicling the rise and fall of the world’s first empire

May 26, 2023

In his new book, Eckart Frahm describes the rise of Assyria from a peaceful city-state to a combative imperial power.

Together at the end: Class of 2023 completes their Divinity School journey

May 23, 2023

A joyous diploma ceremony on Sterling Divinity Quadrangle celebrated YDS’s bicentennial class, with hundreds of family members and friends in attendance.

PODCAST: Yale Divinity faculty discuss YDS’s past, present, and future

May 22, 2023

To commemorate the school’s bicentennial, YDS faculty members discuss the state of their fields and where they are going over the next 25 to 50 years.

A field of study and a moral force

May 19, 2023

After 25 years of leading the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, co-founders Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim will be retiring this spring.

A world of wonders: Exploring a 13th-century Muslim guide to the cosmos

May 19, 2023

Yale’s Travis Zadeh discusses his new book, “Wonders and Rarities,” which examines a seminal 13th-century work of natural history and cosmology.

Pulitzer-winning opera ‘Omar’ features Yale portrait of Muslim scholar

May 17, 2023

Omar ibn Said, whose portrait is part of a current Beinecke exhibition, composed the only known surviving Arabic-language slave narrative written in the U.S.

This summer, rising Yale senior will track whaling vessels into the archive

May 17, 2023

History major AJ Laird ’24 — this year’s Yale Library Senior Exhibit Fellow — will create an exhibition that draws on whaling logs in Yale’s collections.