On June 21, Gilder Lehrman Center Director David Blight and GLC summer intern Ry Walker (YC 2020) addressed a group of elementary, middle, and high school teachers at a New Haven monument to the 29th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. The teachers were participants in a seminar taught by Prof. Blight called “The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass.” The seminar was organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History...

June 16 was the final day of excavations at Tel Shiloh for the 2017 season. Previous to this year, I had three years of archaeological field experience, but this was my first leading my own square as a square supervisor. I am thankful to the MacMillan Center and the Ganzfried Family Travel Fellowship for the opportunity to excavate this year.

Tel Shiloh was the de facto first capital of Ancient Israel, and the semi-permanent location of the Ark of the Covenant...

Refugees from war-torn regions around the world are coming to Connecticut in growing numbers, bringing with them new languages, customs, and cultures.

The public is invited to attend a policy forum on the issue of welcoming refugees to Connecticut and on our country’s response to the world’s refugee crisis. “Coming to Connecticut: A Conversation on Economic and Legal Issues of Resettling Refugees” will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the MacMillan...

On Sunday, in the second round of elections for the French National Assembly, newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche (Republic On the Move), with its centrist ally, the Mouvement démocrate (Democratic Movement), won in a landslide; REM won 308 seats and MoDem another 42 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly, giving them a majority of just over 60 percent.

As large as it is, the REM-MoDem majority turned out to be...

On June 15, Simon Gikandi, Robert Schirmer Professor of English at Princeton University, gave a keynote lecture on “African Literature in the World: Imagining a Post-Colonial Public Sphere” at the 2017 African Literature Association (ALA) Conference taking place at Yale University from June 14-17. (view video)

He is the author of many books and articles, including...