Climate and History News

September 8, 2015
In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we...
July 16, 2015
M. Sigl, M. Winstrup, J. R. McConnell, K. C. Welten, G. Plunkett, F. Ludlow, U. Büntgen, M. Caffee, N. Chellman, D. Dahl-Jensen, H. Fischer, S. Kipfstuhl, C. Kostick, O. J....
April 1, 2015
Alan Mikhail, “Ottoman Iceland: A Climate History,” Environmental History (2015) 20(2): 262-284.   Abstract: In June 1783, the Laki volcanic fissure began erupting in Iceland...
Sea of Storms book cover
January 18, 2015
The diverse cultures of the Caribbean have been shaped as much by hurricanes as they have by diplomacy, commerce, or the legacy of colonial rule. In this panoramic work of...


Climate Lectures & Colloquium

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Whitney Humanities Center

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4pm - HGS 105
Nancy Langston, Michigan Technological University

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12pm - HGS 211
Joyce Chaplin, Harvard University
""Poor Richard's Climate: Body, Comfort, and Conservation in the Little Ice Age""

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 4:30pm - Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall)
Timothy Snyder, Yale University
"Black Earth: The Holocaust as Environmental History"

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 4pm - KGL 123
Edward R. Cook, Tree-Ring Laboratory, Columbia-Lamont Earth Observatory

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11am - Luce Hall Room 203 (Agrarian Studies Colloquium)
Fabian Drixler
"Food, Community, and the Geography of Death in Japan’s Volcanic Winters, 1640-1840"

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 4pm - HGS 105
Mark Carey, Associate Professor of History, University of Oregon

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 4:00-5:30PM - Bowers Auditorium
Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell, Center for Climate and Security

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 5:00PM - HGS 204
Fabian Drixler, Yale University
"Japan in the Volcanic Winters of the Early Modern World"

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 5:15PM - SML Lecture Hall
Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History, Yale University

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 12:00pm - KGL 102 (YCEI Lecture Series)
Joseph Manning, Simpson Professor of Classics and History, Yale University
"Volcanic forcing triggers revolts and suppresses interstate conflict in Hellenistic Egypt"

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 4:00pm - KGL 123 (YCEI Lecture Series)
Francis Ludlow, YCEI Postdoctoral Fellow
"Understanding drivers of violence and conflict in Medieval Ireland"

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 4:00 PM - HGS 217A (with the Lamar Center)
Bob Morrissey, University of Illinois-Urbana

Friday, April 3, 2015
Ray Bradley, UMass-Amherst
"The Little Ice Age---how bad was it?"

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
A Conversation with Yale Professors Michael Warner and Alan Mikhail