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How should we understand the history of democratic thought in the modern West? Is the story of democracy one of progress or hypocrisy?

February 8 brought four scholars to the Whitney Humanities Center for a symposium devoted to these questions. The conference, titled “Atlantic...

Manisha Sinha, the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut, joins Thomas Thurston to discuss the abolitionist movement. Professor Sinha’s book The Slave’s Cause was the winner of the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, which is awarded annually by the Gilder...

Serap Aksoy (center, wearing shawl) and Dr. Adalgisa Caccone (wearing blue shirt) from Yale EEB pictured with Yale postdoctoral fellow Dr. Norah Saarman and other graduate students from Kenya and Uganda at a Tsetse Workshop.

Nearly everyone has been pestered by a housefly — a dilemma easily solved with the quick deployment of a flyswatter. However, not all species of flies are so harmless or so easily dispatched. 

In sub-Saharan Africa there is a vastly different, much more dangerous species of fly that...

David W. Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History, and the Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center celebrated the 20th anniversary of its founding last Friday with a panel discussion on the life of Frederick Douglass, whose 200th birthday was also last week.

The panel — moderated by...

On February 22-23, 2018, Yale will host a conference entitled “Rock(ing) Regimes” featuring Russian, Polish and Czech films. It will look at the effect rock music had on the collapse of the regimes of the Eastern bloc.

The first day of the conference will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m....