Does inequality persist over hundreds of years? Over at Vox, Matthew Yglesias discusses new research in economic history that suggests that it might. http://www.vox.com/2016/5/18/11691818/barone-mocetti-florence
The Yale Center for British Art reopened this week after a year-long renovation. In addition to its outstanding collection from the British Isles, the gallery now prominently features art from India, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. Art historians have only recently begun to take colonial art seriously, but seeing art from all over the … More Empire: Never Dead, Not Even Past
CHESS steering committee member and Yale historian Beverly Gage shares her thoughts on the front page of this week’s New York Times Book Review.