Climate and History News

September 13, 2023
Oliver Lucier, “Climate Conscious: Caribbean Commodities and Holdridge Life Zones, 1940s–1960s,” ISIS 114:3 (September 2023):  578-598.   During the 1980s and 1990s the...
February 16, 2023
Jen Rose Smith, “The Cold Never Bothered Native Hawaiians Anyway: A Conversation with Hi’ilei Julia Hobart,” Edge Effects, February 16, 2023. 
Hi′ilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart, "Cooling the Tropics: Ice, Indigeneity, and Hawaiian Refreshment," (Duke University Press, 2022)
December 9, 2022
Beginning in the mid-1800s, Americans hauled frozen pond water, then glacial ice, and then ice machines to Hawaiʻi—all in an effort to reshape the islands in the service of...
October 6, 2022
Abstract During the Little Ice Age of the early modern centuries, close to a third of the globe’s population perished. Because this period serves as the most recent...
July 21, 2022
As Britain and France grapple with sweltering temperatures — possibly even record temperatures — for which their countries are ill-equipped, their privileged residents are...
November 9, 2021
Book Abstract: Climate change over the past thousands of years is undeniable, but debate has arisen about its impact on past human societies.  This book explores the link...
July 7, 2020 Joseph R. McConnell, Michael Sigl, Gill Plunkett, Andrea Burke, Woon Mi Kim, Christoph C. Raible, Andrew I. Wilson,...
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 award from the National...
July 16, 2018
Today, predicting the impact of human activities on the earth’s climate hinges on tracking interactions among phenomena of radically different dimensions, from the molecular...
February 7, 2018
In April 2018, the Yale Nile Initiative Lecture Series will host a four-part lecture series, “Paleoclimate, Environment, History.” The speaker line-up includes: April 9:...
October 17, 2017
Joseph G. Manning, Francis Ludlow, Alexander R. Stine, William R. Boos, Michael Sigl, & Jennifer R. Marlon, “Volcanic suppression of Nile summer flooding triggers revolt...
June 6, 2017
In the 1970s Yale archaeologist Harvey Weiss began excavating an ancient city in present day Syria that would reveal critical insights into the world’s first cities. Although...
March 20, 2017
Osman, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, had a dream in which a tree sprouted from his navel. As the tree grew, its shade covered the earth; as Osman’s empire grew, it, too...
March 16, 2017
For many Westerners, the name Vietnam evokes images of a bloody televised American war that generated a firestorm of protest and brought conflict into their living rooms. In...

Climate Lectures & Colloquium

Friday, April 12, 2024 - 11:00 AM - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101 and on Zoom
Philip Wight, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 4:00pm - On Zoom
Anto Mohsin, Northwestern University in Qatar
"The Politics of Electrification in Indonesia Post World War II"

Friday, September 22, 2023 - 4:30pm - Yale Farm (345 Edwards St.)
Hi'ilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart, Yale University

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 - 12:00 PM - Online via Zoom
Eric Herschthal, University of Utah

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Whitney Humanities Center

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Ana Mariella Bacigalupo (SUNY Buffalo)

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 4:00 PM - TBA
Henry Lamb (Aberystwyth University)

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 4:00 PM - Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 201
Elfatih Eltahir (MIT)

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
"Mikael Wolfe (Stanford University), “A Revolution is a Force More Powerful than Nature’: The Impact of Hurricane Flora of 1963 on the Agrarian Character of the Cuban Revolution” (Yale Agrarian Studies)"

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
"Jason W. Moore (Binghamton University), “Climate Change and Civilizational Crisis, 376-2018: A Geohistorical Interpretation” (Yale Agrarian Studies)"

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:30 PM - Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 202
Arupjyoti Saikia, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 09/24/2018 - Kline Geology Laboratory, 210 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511
Joe McConnell, Desert Research Institute, Nevada System of Higher Education, Reno

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12pm - Burke Auditoriaum, Kroon Hall
Harvey Weiss, Joseph Manning and Robert Mendelsohn, Yale University
"Collapse! What Collapse? Societal Responses to Abrupt Climate Changes before Global Warming" (FES Research Seminar"