Recent News

April 24, 2017
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

Friday, March 31, 2017
Bowen Hall Auditorium 222

The Society of American Historians has elected Regina Kunzel and Julian Zelizer as new members, recognizing the literary and scholarly distinction of their historical writings.

History professor emerita Nell Irvin Painter discusses the politics of race and class in the Trump Era.

Food, Health, and Environmental Exposure
March 10-11, 2017

Members of the University science community gathered on the Day of Action to discuss the importance of science and its historical and current role in the political climate.

Shennette Garrett-Scott aims to tell the first history of financial industries that places black women at the forefront.

Eric Sandweiss and Martha A. Sandweiss discuss the violation of Jewish graveyards past and present.

Giovanni Ceccarelli
Jacco Dieleman
Shennette Garrett-Scott
Pablo F. Gómez
Caley Horan
Vanessa Ogle
Carl Wennerlind

This panel takes as its starting point Zanele Muholi’s Faces and Phases, a series of photographs documenting the black lesbian, transgender, and queer community living in South Africa. Panel participants include Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Nijah Cunningham, Jacob Dlamini, and Eduardo Cadava.