Arts & Humanities

Alan Mikhail: Studying the past through the lens of environmental history

March 9, 2018

Alan Mikhail, professor of history, was recently honored with the 2018 Anneliese Maier Research Award for his work on early modern Muslim history.

Beinecke Library acquires Clumber Park Chartier; digital version online

March 9, 2018

One of the finest manuscripts by the influential Medieval French poet Alain Chartier, the complete work is now available for research online or at the library.

Yale Rep to stage Suzan-Lori Parks’ ‘astonishing new American odyssey’

March 8, 2018

The Yale Repertory Theatre will stage Suzan-Lori Parks’ “Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3" March 16-April 7. Opening night is March 22.

Art historian Cooke teaches students to learn by looking

March 7, 2018

Edward Cooke, the Charles F. Montgomery Professor of American Decorative Arts, received the 2018 Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award.

Poet and author Claudia Rankine to speak as the next Poynter Fellow

March 7, 2018

Award-winning author and poet Claudia Rankine will speak at Grace Hopper College on Thursday, March 8 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

Yale awards eight writers $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prizes

March 7, 2018

The 2018 winners are Suzan-Lori Parks, Lucas Hnath, Sarah Bakewell, Olivia Laing, John Keene, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Cathy Park Hong, and Lorna Goodison.

The Week Ender: Happenings March 9-11

March 7, 2018

The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university.

Panel considers freedom of speech in a university setting

March 6, 2018

Scholars Allison Stanger, Erwin Chemerinsky, Howard Gillman, and Barbara J. Fields spoke in panel discussion sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship at Yale.

Livestream March 12: ‘Living the Legacy Today: MLK at 50’

March 6, 2018

The panel discussion is presented by Yale Divinity School with the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, and thanks to the MLK50 Clergy Executive Committee.

New humanities class explores the history of the ‘self’ from B.C. to VR

March 6, 2018

A new Yale humanities course, “Selfhood, Race, Class, and Gender” — or the Self Class — is committed to answering the question: What is the “self” anyway?