Department of History


Xin Wen Wins James Henry Breasted Prize for "The King’s Road"

The American Historical Association awards the prize for the best book in any field of history prior to CE 1000.

Sam Bisno '24 Awarded Carter Kim Combe ('74) Princeton History Prize

The Carter Kim Combe (’74) History Prize recognizes the best second semester junior research paper.

Class Close-Up: "Historical Consciousness: An Introduction"

Burnett’s class, which is new this fall, centers around how the past has been conveyed and conceived in different times and places, how the past remains present, and the implications of humans as historical creatures.

Nancy Weiss Malkiel Talks Being First Woman Faculty Member of Princeton's History Department

The SEE Change podcast interviews Nancy Weiss Malkiel, professor emerita of history, about starting her career in academia as one of only three women on Princeton's faculty in the 1960s and the changes happening more broadly for women in higher ed.

New Faculty Books: November and December 2023

New books out or forthcoming by D. Graham Burnett, Nancy Weiss Malkiel, and Anthony Grafton.


Final Public Oral Exam: José Edwin Argueta Funes
Hawaiian Common Law: Adoption, Legal Change, and Cultural Difference, 1840-1940
Dec 11, 2023, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
"Fascism" According to the Antifascists
Dec 13, 2023, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
"A New History of Microbes and Disease in Environments, 1970-2000"
An Author's Workshop
Jan 11, 2024, 9:00 amJan 12, 2024, 5:00 pm
Intensive Introductory Workshop in the Palaeosciences for Pre-Modernists
Wintersession Training
Jan 15, 2024Jan 25, 2024