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Anisa Williams-Ranciato consults her book in a "Citizens" seminar
July 26, 2016
“This sounds like the Rousseau we read earlier, right?” asked 16-year-old Nyla Harrison, a senior at Hill Regional Career High School (HRC) in New Haven, eyes flitting...
April 25, 2016
Eight years ago, Jing Tsu came across an 1897 user’s manual for the first Chinese-language typewriter. Little did she anticipate the long detour that would bring her to write...
April 15, 2016
Francesco Casetti, chair of the Film and Media Studies Program, recently received one of the most prestigious European awards in film and media studies — the XIV annual...
February 4, 2016
Recognizing Yale’s special obligations to its home community, the Humanities Program has launched a new summer program for aspiring college students from New Haven’s public...
January 25, 2016
Paul North (Germanic Languages and Literatures) in conversation with Paul Franks (Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Judaic Studies), Rüdiger Campe (Germanic Languages and...
Law Professor Anthony Kronman
January 4, 2016
Professor Kronman, author of The Lost Lawyer, Education’s End, and a major forthcoming book on philosophy and theology, has designed a new seminar for seniors that will draw...
September 1, 2015
Professor Jing Tsu of East Asian Languages & Literatures and Comparative Literature will lecture in Emory University’s Distinguished Speakers series on the fate of...
Howard Bloch
September 1, 2015
Pairs of faculty from different disciplines will co-teach new courses especially designed for students interested in the interdisciplinary Humanities major. The courses will...
Sophia Rosenfeld
August 6, 2015
Sophia Rosenfeld, author of Common Sense: A Political History, has joined Yale’s History department and begun a term on the Humanities Program Executive Committee. Rosenfeld’...
Gary Tomlinson
August 6, 2015
Whitney Professor of Music & Humanities Gary Tomlinson, Director of the Whitney Humanities Center, explores the pre-history of human music-making in an ambitious new book...

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