Thursday, June 30, 2022
Beth Yale

We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Yale has been appointed assistant professor of History and the UI Center for the Book, effective July 1. After earning her Ph.D. in History of Science from Harvard University, Professor Yale published her first book, Sociable Knowledge: Natural History and the Nation in Early Modern Britain, in 2016. 

She currently is co-authoring an annotated edition of Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871) and conducting research for a monograph about scientific knowledge in early modern households.  A lecturer in the History department since 2017, and an instructor for the UI Center for the Book since 2014, her teaching excellence was recognized with a 2021-22 CLAS Teaching Award. 

Also in 2022, she was awarded a three-year NEH grant for a curriculum initiative, “Global Book Cultures and the Student Laboratory (co-PI with Matthew Brown, UICB and Department of English). Through this initiative, they have created a course on global print culture that will debut in Spring 2023.