Carlos M. N. Eire is the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University. He is a historian of late medieval and early modern Europe.
Before joining the Yale faculty in 1996, he taught at St. John’s University in Minnesota and the University of Virginia, and spent two years at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
He is the author of War Against the Idols (Cambridge, 1986), From Madrid to Purgatory (Cambridge, 1995), A Very Brief History of Eternity (Princeton, 2009), and Reformations: Early Modern Europe 1450-1700 (forthcoming, Yale, 2014). He is also co-author ofJews, Christians, Muslims: An Introduction to Monotheistic Religions (Prentice Hall, 1997). His memoir of the Cuban Revolution,Waiting for Snow in Havana (Free Press, 2003), won the U.S. National Book Award for Nonfiction and has been translated into many languages. A second memoir, "Learning to Die in Miami" (November 2010) focuses on the early years of his exile in the United States.
Carlos Eire was born in Havana, Cuba, on 23 November 1950. At the age of eleven he fled to the United States without his parents, as one of 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children airlifted by Operation Peter Pan.
- War Against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship From Erasmus to Calvin, 1986
- From Madrid to Purgatory: The Art and Craft of Dying in Sixteenth Century Spain, 1995
- Jews, Christians, Muslims: An Introduction to Monotheistic Religions (co-author), 1997
- Waiting for Snow in Havana, 2003
- A Very Brief History of Eternity, 2009
- Learning to Die in Miami, 2010
Carlos Eire at Yale Department of History
PBS Online Newshour interview with Carlos Eire, 25 November 2003
Write TV Public Television Interview with Carlos Eire
Interview at Barnes and Noble 2004
Interview Diane Rehm Show NPR 2004
Carlos Eire speaking at National Book Festival 2004
Carlos Eire interview Bomb Magazine 2005
Carlos Eire lectures at Princeton University: “A Brusque History of Eternity” November 2007
Radio interview January 2008
BBC radio interview December 2009
NPR Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross November 2010
Spanish language interview with AARP November 2010
"Immigrants Panel".C-SPAN. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
- NPR interview with Bob Edwards, December 2010