Professor John Merriman, 1946–2022

John Merriman
May 23, 2022

We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of our friend John Merriman on May 22. A historian of modern France, a master teacher whose Open Yale Courses reached thousands of students all over the globe, author of scintillating books that spoke to readers well beyond his field, a passionate Francophile beloved of generations of students and colleagues here at Yale, John embodied an enduring commitment to the Humanities. We send our condolences to Chris Merriman and Laura Merriman, his children, and to his colleagues in the Departments of History and French.