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March 15, 2017
After the atomic bombing at the end of World War II, anxieties about survival in the nuclear age led scientists to begin stockpiling and freezing hundreds of thousands of...
March 12, 2017
As the planet warms and the polar ice caps melt, naturally occurring cold is a resource of growing scarcity. At the same time, energy-intensive cooling technologies are...
December 8, 2016
Alan Mikhail, “Climate and the Chronology of Iranian History,” Iranian Studies Vol. 49: 6 (2016). This article offers a chronology of climate events in Iran over the last...
December 7, 2016
“Environment in Iran: Changes and Challenges” Special Issue, Iranian Studies, v49:6 (December 2016).
September 1, 2016
From Delmonico’s to Sylvia’s to Chez Panisse, a daring and original history of dining out in America as told through ten legendary restaurants.   Combining a historian’s...
July 10, 2016
For most of the twentieth century, maps were indispensable. They were how governments understood, managed, and defended their territory, and during the two world wars they...
June 13, 2016
Yale historian Paul Freedman, author of Food: The History of Taste, co-hosted the inaugural MAD Institute at Yale to work with chefs and others to develop a new generation of...