Department of History


Read the Latest Issue of the Princeton Historical Review, Summer 2024

Featuring papers written by:

Isabelle Anderson
Isis Arevalo
Martin M. Mastnak
Michael Salama

Edited by Sam Bisno

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.


Final Public Oral Exam: BJ Lillis
A Valley Between Worlds: Slavery, Dispossession, and the Creation of a Settler Colonial Society in the Hudson Valley, 1674–1766
Jul 24, 2024, 10:00 am12:00 pm
Final Public Oral Exam: Rachel A. Gerber
Borderlands Empire: Contested Space, Cooperative Governance, and the Formation of Medieval Germany from the Tenth Through the Twelfth Centuries
Jul 26, 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