Group Members

Core Team:
Joe Manning (Yale University)
Francis Ludlow (Trinity College, Dublin)
Jennifer Marlon (Yale University)
Allegra Legrande (NASA-GISS)
Kostas Tsigaridis (Columbia University, NASA-GISS)
Zan Stine (San Francisco State University)

Project Manager:
Nadia Grisaru (Yale University)

Historical Research:
Joe Morgan (Yale University)
Nazim Can Serbest (Yale University)
Jeremy Sontchi (Yale University)

With the collaboration of:
Jim Stagge (The Ohio State University)
Salima Ikram (American University of Cairo)

NOW HIRING: We are looking to hire a postdoc for the climate modelling portion of the project. The position is through Columbia University under Kostas Tsigaridis and Allegra Legrande. For more information or to apply, click here!

Recent Publications

The degree to which human societies have responded to past climatic changes remains unclear. Here, using a novel combination of …

News in Paleoclimate History

Check out this Science Friday article by Johanna Mayer and Lauren J. Young, “The Art And History Shaped by Volcanic Winters”, featuring an interview with Dr. Jennifer Marlon.

‘Red Sky and Crescent Moon’ by James Mallord William Turner

Recent & Upcoming Talks

“Volcanoes and the Nile: New Insights into Climate Change and History”
Georgetown University, February 26, 2019

“Was climate a trigger for Eastern Mediterranean social changes 3200 years ago?”
Yale Nile Initiative Lecture Series, March 8, 2019

“Rebellion in the Ancient World”“, University of Pennsylvania, January 25, 2019

“Climate Science and Ancient History: Decoding ‘Natural’ and ‘Human’ Archives”
University of Basel, November 27-28, 2018

The Yale Nile Initiative Lecture Series

“The pharaonic state, Nubia & the Nile”, Neal Spencer
Kline Geology Lab Auditorium, Monday, October 8th, 2018, 4 pm

“Ancient history in Greenland ice”, Joe McConnell
Kline Geology Lab Auditorium, Monday, September 24th, 2018, 4 pm


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