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Yale University: The Roman Empire from Hobbes to Rostovtzeff | Professor John Matthews

The 5th annual Michael I Rostovtzeff lecture, followed by an all-day symposium, and incorporating a visit to the new Dura Europus Galleries at the YUAG. John Matthews, John M. Schiff Professor of Classics and History, came to Yale in 1996, having spent his earlier career at the University of Oxford, where he was University Professor …

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Yale University: Jonathan Butterworth, “Research at the Energy Frontier: What, Why, and How?”

Jonathan Butterworth, an experimental particle physicist, is head of the Physics and Astronomy Department at University College London. His current research is on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC), where he has led a UCL group that contributed to the tracking, trigger, and software for the experiment. His work has focused …

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Yale University: Yale Pathways, Science Café: Nanobots to Fight Disease by Michael McHugh

Open Labs is a fellowship of Yale graduate and professional students sharing a devotion to encourage and support underprivileged promising young scholars to pursue careers in the sciences. In the Open Labs Science Cafe edutainment event, fellows prepare engaging popular-science presentations on cutting edge research in their field to an audience of 100 motivated and …

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Yale University: Earthland: Envisioning a Sustainable Civilization

In the inaugural lecture of the Visions of a Sustainable World Speaker Series, Dr. Raskin presents a history from the future which describes a sustainable planetary civilization and how we got there. Dr. Raskin is the President and Founder of the Tellus Institute, the Founder of the Global Scenario Group, and a leader of the …

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Yale University: Anders Winroth | The Conversion of Scandinavia

Professor Winroth, who was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2003, specializes in the history of medieval Europe, especially religious, intellectual and legal history as well as the Viking Age. We talk with him about his new book, “The Conversion of Scandinavia: Vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe,” which recently won the …

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Yale University: In the Company of Scholars Lecture Series | “Circa 1000”

Valerie Hansen, Mary Miller, and Anders Winroth discuss the world in the year 1000, when the different regions of the world participated in complex networks. Archaeological excavations reveal that the Vikings reached L’Anse aux Meadows, Canada, at roughly the same time that the Kitan people defeated China’s Song dynasty and established a powerful empire stretching …

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Yale University: The Early Middle Ages, 284-1000 with Paul Freedman | 06/22 | Transformation of the Roman Empire

The Early Middle Ages, 284–1000 (HIST 210) The Roman Empire in the West collapsed as a political entity in the fifth century although the Eastern part survived the crisis.. Professor Freedman considers this transformation through three main questions: Why did the West fall apart — because of the external pressure of invasions or the internal …

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Yale University: The Early Middle Ages, 284-1000 with Paul Freedman | 05/22 | St. Augustine’s Confessions

Professor Freedman begins the lecture by considering the ways historians read the Confessions. In this work, St. Augustine gives unique insight into the life of an intellectual mind in Late Antiquity, into the impact of Christianity on the Roman Empire, and into the problems of early Christianity. The three major doctrinal concerns of the early …

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Yale University: The Early Middle Ages, 284-1000 with Paul Freedman | 04/22 | The Christian Roman Empire

The Early Middle Ages, 284–1000 (HIST 210) The emperor Constantine’s conversion to Christianity brought change to the Roman Empire as its population gradually abandoned the old religions in favor of Christianity. The reign of Julian the Apostate, a nephew of Constantine, saw the last serious attempt to restore civic polytheism as the official religion. The …

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Yale University: The Early Middle Ages, 284-1000 with Paul Freedman | 03/22 | Constantine and the Early Church

Professor Freedman examines how Christianity came to be the official religion of the Roman Empire. This process began seriously in 312, when the emperor Constantine converted after a divinely inspired victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. Constantine’s conversion would have seemed foolish as a political strategy since Christianity represented a completely different system …

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Yale University: The Early Middle Ages, 284-1000 with Paul Freedman | 02/22 | The Crisis of the Third Century and the Diocletianic Reforms

Professor Freedman outlines the problems facing the Roman Empire in the third century. The Persian Sassanid dynasty in the East and various Germanic tribes in the West threatened the Empire as never before. Internally, the Empire struggled with the problem of succession, an economy wracked by inflation, and the decline of the local elite which …

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Yale University: The Early Middle Ages, 284-1000 with Paul Freedman | 01/22 | Rome’s Greatness and First Crises

Professor Freedman introduces the major themes of the course: the crisis of the Roman Empire, the rise of Christianity, the threats from barbarian invasions, and the continuity of the Byzantine Empire. At the beginning of the period covered in this course, the Roman Empire was centered politically, logistically, and culturally on the Mediterranean Sea. Remarkable …

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Yale discussion: Investors | The Next Big Thing

A presentation from the first alumni-organized and focused Yale Entrepreneurs and Investors Conference in San Francisco on May 9, 2014. This conversation features Yale alumni Roger McNamee (Elevation Partners and founder of Silver Lake Partners) and Donna Dubinsky (Former CEO of Palm, co-founder of Handspring, and co-founder of Numenta). The Yale Entrepreneurs & Investors Network …

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Laurie Santos: The Evolution of Irrationality – Insights from Primates

The ancestral history of humans and primates is extensive, but can it explain even our financial choices? New experiments in “monkeynomics” demonstrate that monkeys make some of the same silly financial choices we do — but sometimes they make smarter choices. Yale University comparative psychologist Laurie Santos explores the roots of human irrationality by watching …

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Christopher Schar: Heat Waves in a Changing Climate

Yale University is the host for this lecture by Christopher Schar from the Institute of Atmospheric and Climate Science. He discusses the relationship of heat waves and changes in climate. Beginning by discussing three historical heat waves, the North American Drought of 1988, the Chicago Heat Wave of 1995 and the Great European Heat Wave …

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Yale University: Food and Sustainability – Access & Impacts

Hosted by the Yale University and moderated by Errol Schweizer, this event features four panelists from Yale who will explore everything from food access and security and their impacts on human health, to sustainable food supply chains and institutional food procurement. Panelists: Patrick Stuebi, Founder & CEO, Fairtrasa Mark Bomford, Director, Yale Sustainable Food Project …

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