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Warren discusses what drew her to this period in American history, the emotional challenges of researching chattel slavery, and undoing national myths.

The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's achievements to date and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements.

Wednesday, May 17th
4:30 p.m.

Peter Wirzbicki will join the faculty in the fall from the University of Chicago, where he has been an assistant professor since 2013.

The Behrman Award is given annually to selected faculty members of Princeton's humanities departments, in recognition of research, publication, teaching, or other distinguished service to the University community.

Michael Gordin, the Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Princeton, will serve as director of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, effective July 1.

Clockwise from top left: Pablo F. Gómez, Jacco Dieleman, Jack Tannous (Executive Secretary), Carl Wennerlind, Caley Horan, Shennette Garrett-Scott, and Angela Creager (Director).  Not pictured:  Giovanni Ceccarelli (first semester Fellow) and Vanessa Ogle.

Jacob Dlamini created the class "White Hunters, Black Poachers: Africa and the Science of Conservation," which he taught for the first time this semester, to help students understand the cultural and political assumptions that underpin conservation, but are often passed off as science.

Matthew Karp discusses his new book, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy.

April 24, 2017
2:00-3:30pm
211 Dickinson Hall

Charles Gillispie's legacy continues through an endowment for the Charles C. and Emily R. Gillispie Chair in the History of Science and a new Sachs scholarship that brings students from England to study at Princeton.

Brown’s exploration of the era’s dynamism has driven his career. Specializing in the transition from ancient to medieval times, as well as the rise of Christianity, he has authored a dozen books, garnered numerous honors, and earned international acclaim.

Sean Wilentz and Kevin Kruse discuss the 2016 election at Alumni Day.

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programs to prepare for careers in public service.

The winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in History was Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson, who received her Ph.D. in History from Princeton in 1995.

Wendy Warren's book New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America is "a groundbreaking study that alters our view of history by showing how deeply embedded slavery became in 17th-century northern colonies."

She will be working on a forthcoming book on how rising levels of conflict after 1750 fostered the worldwide spread of new constitutions.

Robert Aronowitz
Monica Azzolini
William Deringer
Esther Eidinow
Jeffrey Freedman
Bryna Goodman
Mae Ngai
Laurie Wood

Metastable Demons: The Otherworldly Operators of the 20th Century