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Writing a History of Ignorance

Writing a History of Ignorance

Peter Burke— Since the 1990s, a new kind of history has been flourishing: the history of knowledge—or better, the history of different kinds of knowledge, knowledges in the plural. Turning… READ MORE

Provincials, Light and Grass

Provincials, Light and Grass

Sumana Roy— I’d sometimes wonder whether I’d still be a provincial if I were the only person on this planet. The next immediate thought is—are there provinces on other planets?… READ MORE

Ep. 123—The Intricacies of Marriage

Ep. 123—The Intricacies of Marriage

In this episode of the Yale University Press podcast, we talk with Devorah Baum about her new book, On Marriage. On Marriage is a compulsively readable, startling, and philosophically rich book… READ MORE

Mark Rothko, A Painter of Ideas

Mark Rothko, A Painter of Ideas

The new edition of The Artist’s Reality, Mark Rothko’s revered book on artistic practice and philosophy, features an afterword written for this occasion by artist and award-winning author Makoto Fujimura, whose own… READ MORE

God in the Closet

God in the Closet

Anthony T. Kronman— My parents were intelligent atheists. They had a battery of reasons for their disbelief. But as I eventually discovered, their disdain for religion was not the product… READ MORE

Poetry Month 2023: Mass for Shut-Ins

Poetry Month 2023: Mass for Shut-Ins

Mass for Shut-Ins is the 117th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets, in which Mary-Alice Daniel confronts tricontinental culture shock and her curious placement within many worlds. During… READ MORE

Forgiveness: An Alternative Account

Forgiveness: An Alternative Account

Matthew Ichihashi Potts— In the weeks after George Floyd was murdered, when people were marching and protesting in cities across the United States, a video of author and activist Kimberly Jones went… READ MORE

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