Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the 18th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for the study of the African American experience. Jointly sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, this annual prize of $25,000 recognizes the best book on slavery,...

Steven B. Smith

In this book, Steven B. Smith examines the concept of modernity, not as the end product of historical developments but as a state of mind. He explores modernism as a source of both pride and anxiety, suggesting that its most distinctive characteristics are the self-criticisms and doubts that accompany social and political progress. Providing profiles of the modern project’s most powerful defenders and critics — from Machiavelli and Spinoza to Saul Bellow and Isaiah Berlin — this work of...

Thanks to funding from the Scheidt Family Foundation, Eva Branson, a Class of 2018 history major in the Special Academic Program for Human Rights, traveled to Kigali, Rwanda, to work with the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide.

I’m currently in the middle of my third week in Kigali and in shock at how fast time flies! My time in the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ has been truly amazing. I am currently working as an intern in the Research and Documentation Center...

Pericles Lewis, currently the founding president of Yale-NUS College, will assume the combined role of vice president for global strategy and deputy provost for international affairs in the fall of 2017, President Peter Salovey and Provost Ben Polak announced. Lewis will take up the new position at the conclusion of his five-year term in his current post.

This key post within the University Cabinet has been vacant since Linda Lorimer’s retirement in the spring of last year. Lewis’...

David Cameron

Momentous. Seismic. Historic. The British vote to leave the European Union was all that and more. For the supporters of the Remain campaign and many in the EU, it is a catastrophic defeat, one that will prove to be immensely costly in a variety of ways to the UK and the EU. For supporters of the Leave campaign and euroskeptics throughout the EU, on the other hand, it is a great victory of democracy, one that will enable the British people, through their parliament, to reclaim the sovereignty...