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)

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

An article by Bess Connolly about the learning opportunities this project has created for students at the Yale University. You can view it here on the Yale News website: “Yale historian’s research, teaching gives students new window to an ancient world”.

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

“Climate Change and the End of the Bronze Age in the Mediterranean”
David Kaniewski, Linsly Chittenden Hall Room 317, March 8, 2019

“The Pharaonic State, Nubia & the Nile”
Neal Spencer, Kline Geology Lab Auditorium, October 8, 2018

“Ancient History in Greenland Ice”
Joe McConnell, Kline Geology Lab Auditorium, September 24, 2018


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