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Photograph of a historic handwritten ledger related to slavery
The Yale & Slavery research project was led by David W. Blight, Sterling Professor of History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale...
Jing Tsu
Jing Tsu, a cultural historian and literary scholar of modern China, was recently appointed the Jonathan D. Spence Professor of Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Literatures,...
Nana Osei Quarshie, Erika Valdivieso, Ian Turner, and Meryem Ezgi Yalçın
The award recognizes excellence in teaching in undergraduate programs and enables recipients to dedicate their summer to research. All four faculty members are affiliated with the MacMillan Center...
During a trip to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in central Kenya, Yale's Veronica Waweru noticed rows of shallow pits drilled into rock where she believes ancient people played a version of the game Mancala, a two-player, strategy-based board game still played across the world today. (Photos courtesy of Veronica Waweru)
Research by paleoanthropolgist Veronica Waweru, Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the MacMillan Center’s Council on African Studies, demonstrates the power of drawing on local...
The Mexican Flag against a blue sky, with the COMEXUS and Yale CLAIS logos.
The Fulbright-García Robles Fellowship, a program of the United States-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS), was established in 2016 with the aim of enhancing awareness...
Patricia Evangelista speaking in front of an image of her book "Some People Need Killing"
Award winning Filipino journalist Patricia Evangelista visited Yale as an Associate Research Scholar at the Council on Southeast Asia Studies (CSEAS) in the fall of 2023. Her appointment was timed...
A view of Luce Hall in the autumn and a photo of Melissa Brown Goodall
Melissa, many of us at Yale know you from your work at the Yale Office of Sustainability… What drew you to the Yale MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies? When I was with Yale...
A film screen projecting the film festival poster
The Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) celebrated its fourteenth edition Oct. 30-Nov. 5, with in-person screenings of more than 45 films from 17 different countries at various...
A close-up of Venerable Jeongmok speaking in front of a microphone
On October 26, Venerable Jeongmok visited Yale to give a lecture “Crossing the River of Fear: Lessons from the Life of a Korean Buddhist Female Monk,” hosted by the Council on East Asian Studies (...
New Haven, Conn.— Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the twenty-fifth annual Frederick Douglass Book...
A new volume edited by Yale’s Eduardo Fernandez-Duque synthesizes what researchers have learned about owl monkeys, the Americas’ only nocturnal primate.
Bird fly over a courtyard and historic building in India at sunset
Among the most ubiquitous features of modern India is the QR code. From trendy boba shops and bustling vegetable bazaars in megacities to roadside tea stands and ramshackle corner stores in barely-...