Department of History


"Queer Career" Wins Hagley Prize

The prize recognizes the best book in business history.

"The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen" Is a Finalist for Italy's 2024 Cherasco Award in History

The prize, created in 1997, rewards national and international authors whose historical works stand out for their scientific rigour and quality of writing.

What Einstein Would Think of Pi Day, and How He Crossed Paths with Oppenheimer

Historian of science Michael Gordin talks about the life and times of Princeton’s most famous resident, Albert Einstein, who lived here from 1933 until his death in 1955.

Geneva Smith Awarded Princeton's Top Graduate Student Honor

Geneva Smith is one of four named to the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University’s top honor for graduate students.


Susan Naquin Awarded 2024 Joseph Levenson Prize for "Gods of Mount Tai"

The award from the Association for Asian Studies recognizes the best English-language book on pre-1900 China.


Conference | "Ecstatic Devotions"
A Conversation on Indian Ocean World Ritual and Performance
Apr 12, 2024, 1:00 pmApr 13, 2024, 5:00 pm
Part 1: "The Spoils of War"
Magdalena Coline: A Life in Mediterranean Slavery
Apr 16, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Part 2: "The Practices of Slavery in Mediterranean Europe, 1250–1500"
Magdalena Coline: A Life in Mediterranean Slavery
Apr 17, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm