In this time of profound environmental transformation, humanities perspectives are urgently needed to help interpret and give meaning to the rapidly changing world around us. Humanities scholars have an opportunity to reshape how we think about environmental problems and “the environment” itself.  

Read more about the Yale Environmental Humanities Initiative.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Yale Environmental Humanities is pursuing a yearlong conversation on “Energy Humanities,” in addition to our regular ongoing programming. The Energy Humanities thematic year includes roundtables and workshops featuring Yale faculty and student work, visiting speakers, and three workshops/conferences. Two new courses, “American Energy History” and “Energy and Society” also are being offered in the spring semester.

Read more about the Energy Humanities at Yale.


February 13, 2019
 Yale Environmental History is hosting a spring workshop series featuring works in progress in environmental history by Yale doctoral students. All...
February 5, 2019
To address the need for interdisciplinary scholarship that can help illuminate the complex ways that nature and culture are intertwined, the Yale...
February 4, 2019
The Yale University Department of History invites applications for a Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship in United States environmental...