Department of History


Laura Nelson Honored with Teaching Award

On April 17, the Graduate School will host a Tribute to Teaching Reception, hosted by Rodney D. Priestly, dean of the Graduate School.

Ada Ferrer to Join Faculty in the Fall

Ada Ferrer, a historian of Latin America and the Caribbean, will join the History Department in the fall.

"Queer Career" Wins Hagley Prize and Philip Taft Award

The Hagley Prize recognizes the best book in business history, and the Philip Taft is given to the best book in American labor 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.


Princeton Public Library | Dylan C. Penningroth
"Before the Movement: The Hidden History of Black Civil Rights"
Apr 21, 2024, 3:00 pm4:30 pm
Labyrinth Books | Nell Irvin Painter
“I Just Keep Talking: A Life in Essays”
Apr 24, 2024, 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Janina Wellman & Caroline Arni: Medical Humanities
Biological Motion: A History Of Life; And Of Human Born: Fetal Lives 1800-1850
Apr 25, 2024, 6:00 pm7:30 pm