Department of History


Laura Edwards Wins Best Book Prize from the Society for the History of the Early Republic (SHEAR)

Her book Only the Clothes on Her Back: Textiles, Law, and Commerce in the Nineteenth-Century United States tells the history of law and commerce in this period of the United States by foregrounding textiles, the legal principles associated with them, and the people who used them.

Elizabeth Ellis Wins Two Book Prizes and One Honorable Mention

Her book, The Great Power of Small Nations: Indigenous Diplomacy in the Gulf South, examines the formation of Native American nations in the Lower Mississippi Valley.

Yonatan Glazer-Eytan Awarded 2023 Best Dissertation Prize from the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

The Prize Committee called his dissertation "a capacious and original study that excavates how the categories of the sacred and the profane were constructed – how sacrilege was understood and, even more importantly, the role that it played in the formation of the sacred."

Mintzker Named Head of Yeh College

Yair Mintzker, professor of history, has been named head of Yeh College, Princeton’s seventh residential college. He will begin his term on July 1, 2023.


2023 History Honors and Prizes

Congratulations to all members of the History Undergraduate Class of 2023.


Tempestarius Rex: Weather and Political Climate in the Carolingian World
Sep 22, 2023, 10:15 am12:00 pm
Decline and Fall and Rise: Edward Gibbon and Slavery
Sep 26, 2023, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Film Screening & Discussion | "Turn Every Page - The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb"
Sep 27, 2023, 7:00 pm9:30 pm