Martin Luther King, Jr. in Dialogue with the Ancient Greeks

Martin Luther King Jr. statue. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters By Dr. Timothy Joseph / 02.01.2016 Associate Professor of Classics College of the Holy Cross In “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the soaring and chilling speech he delivered the day before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. ponders the thought of life in other places and times. Among[…]

‘Countries’ and Nation: Social and Economic Networks and the Urban System

Map of London, 1550 / Wikimedia Commons Lecture by Dr. Keith Wrightson / 09.17.2009 Randolph W. Townsend, Jr. Professor of History Yale University Countries Gloucestershire Cathedral, built 1089-1499 / Wikimedia Commons I want to look at the networks of connection that tie the whole thing together, joining up the dots as it were, so it’s[…]

The British Isles in the Early Middle Ages, 284-1000 CE

Stafford River Bridge / Wikimedia Commons Lecture by Dr. Paul H. Freedman / 10.12.2011 Chester D. Tripp Professor of History Chair, History of Science and Medicine Program Yale University Introduction to the British Isles Northumbria map / Wikimedia Commons Today, we’re going to talk about Ireland and England, predominantly England, not because Ireland isn’t important,[…]