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, we will pursue 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, six visiting speakers, and two international workshops. Two new courses, “American Energy History” and “Energy and Society” also will be offered in the spring semester.

Read more about the Energy Humanities at Yale.


Joseph Manning
September 28, 2018
A Yale-led project examining the link between explosive volcanic eruptions and the annual Nile river summer flooding in antiquity has received an...
September 18, 2018
Stunning satellite images of one hundred cities show our urbanizing planet in a new light to reveal the fragile relationship between humanity and...
Alan Mikhail
September 12, 2018
Yale history professor Alan Mikhail receives prestigious Anneliese Maier Research Award (250,000 euros) to collaborate with researchers in Germany...