- May 9, 2023
A reporter for The Washington Post, Kitchener was awarded the Pulitzer for her work on the abortion landscape following the fall of Roe v. Wade.
- May 9, 2023
The Labouisse Prize enables graduating seniors to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.
- May 2, 2023
The fellowship allows him to spend a month conducting research at the Gilder Lehrman Collection repository and other archives in New York City.
- April 25, 2023
Commencement for the Class of 2023 will take place at Princeton Stadium on Tuesday, May 30. Duval will give the salutatorian address in Latin.
- March 21, 2023
Every few years, students in HIS 283: War in the Modern Western World and select members of Princeton's Army ROTC travel to Normandy, France, to visit D-Day sites.
The History Department offers forty different undergraduate courses each year. A combination of lecture classes and limited-enrollment seminars, History courses cover two thousand years of human experience in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The faculty approach these areas from a variety of disciplinary perspectives: Cultural, Economic, Environmental, Ethnic, Gender, Intellectual, Labor, Political, Social, and Urban history.
The History Department has structured its undergraduate concentration both to encourage breadth of knowledge and to allow concentrators to focus their studies on what most interests them. Concentrators must take at least one course in each of four thematic areas: Knowledge & Belief, Power & Conflict, Pre-Modern, Race & Difference. The geographical requirement of two courses (principally focused on Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East) may overlap with courses taken to fulfill the thematic requirements.
Central to the undergraduate concentration are two junior papers and the senior thesis. All newly-declared History concentrators are enrolled in a research seminar in the fall of their junior year that offers an introduction to the skills of historical research and writing. In stages, concentrators advance toward the writing of the 75-page senior thesis based on original historical research. The Davis Center awards the Stone / Davis Prize to rising seniors who travel to conduct archival research. In past years, the Department has supported travel to Germany, England, and South Africa, among other places.
Thesis titles in recent years include: "Peering Through Half-Shut Blinds: The Declassified History of CIA Intervention in Iran and Guatemala in the Early Cold War"; "Christians and Shang Dynasty Bones: How an Evangelical Movement Contributed to the Study of Ancient China"; "Colored Television, White Press: The Rodney King Story and Modern Journalism's Treatment of Race"; "Evolving the Internet: How Entrepreneurs and Innovators Commercialized the World Wide Web"; "'Vainglory and Worldly Pomp': A Study of England's First Two Sumptuary Laws."