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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

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month

In 1980, the National Women’s History Project successfully gained national recognition for Women’s History Week, issued by President Jimmy Carter. Women’s History Month, later established by Congress in 1987, commemorates… READ MORE

Ep. 130 — Rome’s Last Pagan Emperor

Ep. 130 — Rome’s Last Pagan Emperor

In this episode of the Yale University Press podcast, we talk with Philip Freeman about Julian: Rome’s Last Pagan Emperor. Julian: Rome’s Last Pagan Emperor is part of the Ancient Lives Series,… READ MORE

Understanding the Impossible

Understanding the Impossible

Carlos Eire — Levitating saints raise questions that no historian should avoid. Never mind the metaphysical questions, that floating ten-ton anvil that historians dare not touch, much less acknowledge. Aside… READ MORE

A Resistant Model of Peoplehood

A Resistant Model of Peoplehood

Tamara Cohn Eskenazi— A Brief Overview of Ezra-Nehemiah My fascination with Ezra-Nehemiah was initially sparked by my teacher, mentor, and friend Kent H. Richards, whose seminar on the subject I… 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

Our Spectres Round Us Night and Day

Our Spectres Round Us Night and Day

Mark Edmundson— Is it possible for entire societies to grow ill? Can a large population become mentally unstable? William Blake thought so.  Blake, the first major English Romantic poet, diagnosed… READ MORE

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