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2014-2015

How 'One Nation' Didn't Become 'Under God' Until The '50s Religious Revival

Evan Hepler-Smith, a doctoral student in Princeton's Program in History of Science, is examining the history and impact of the International Commission on Chemical Nomenclature, which established the framework for naming chemical compounds.

The intersection of religion and politics has touched many issues from the early twentieth century to present. From divorce to civil rights to domestic policy, this connection has have played a significant role in shaping American political development across decades.

A $4 million gift from technology entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas M. Siebel has created the Thomas M. Siebel Professorship in the History of Science. Read more.

Peter Brown, the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus and senior historian, and Alessandro Portelli, a lecturer in sociology, have been awarded the 2015 Dan David Prize, which recognizes achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact. Read more.

CHICAGO—The annual list of Best Historical materials was announced by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting. Read more.

Before Daniel Liu began the freshman seminar "Alchemy, Art and Science," he dismissed the subject as a "pseudoscience characterized by fraud and fruitless endeavors." But he was curious.

His views began to evolve as he explored the course, taught by Jennifer Rampling, an assistant professor of history in her first year at Princeton who is working on two books on alchemy and edits an academic journal on the topic. Read more.

With five tenure decisions, five reappointments, three searches, and several appointments and a promotion on the staff of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, faculty members in the History Department were fully occupied with personnel matters during the last academic year. The current year promises or seems to promise to be easy in comparison. Happily the decisions we made have strengthened the department immeasurably.