Department of History


2024 History Honors and Prizes

Congratulations to all members of the History Undergraduate Class of 2024.

Michael Brinley Appointed Assistant Professor

Michael Brinley joins the faculty in September. Brinley specializes in Soviet and post-Soviet history. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from the University of Washington, and a B.A. from Pepperdine University. 

Beth Lew-Williams Honored with Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award

An expert on Asian American history and a historian of race and migration, Lew-Williams is cherished by students for her “commitment to rigorous inquiry, intellectual humility and compassion,” said senior Christine Hu.

Alison Isenberg Honored for Excellence Mentoring Graduate Students

Alison Isenberg is one of four Princeton University faculty members have been named recipients of the Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate School.

Michael Blaakman and Marina Rustow Awarded Grants from Humanities Council

The grants will support Blaakman's project, "Princeton's American Revolution," and Rustow's project "Indian Ocean Trade, the Global Middle Ages and the Cairo Geniza."


Final Public Oral Exam: Keely Smith
Communicating Sovereignty: A History of the Mvskoke Language and Communication Networks, 1715–1880
Jul 16, 2024, 10:00 am12:00 pm
History, Genealogy, and Forgery in Early Modern Europe: The Case of Joseph Scaliger
Sep 6, 2024, 10:15 am12:00 pm
Jobs & Java
Sep 6, 2024, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
Greg Radick
Sep 12, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm