Special Projects

Department of History faculty are involved in a range of collaborative projects that seek to explore the world from the vantage point of multiple historical fields and academic disciplines.

Climate Change and History Research Initiative (CCHRI)

Climate Change and History Research Initiative (CCHRI) logo

This interdisciplinary project investigates the impact of climatic changes across the last two millennia on societies in two environmentally sensitive areas:

  • The eastern Mediterranean basin (including the Balkans, Anatolia and the Near and Middle East).
  • The eastern Eurasian steppe, in particular Mongolia and the regions north of China.

Public History Working Group

Under the direction of Rhae Lynn Barnes, the Public History Working Group provides advanced graduate students with professional development opportunities and training in digital technology, media, quantitative literacy, and editing for online publishing. The goal of this working group is to develop skills that could be used to acquire jobs both within and outside the academy.

Learn more about the project.


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Medieval Greek Reading Group

The Late Antique and Early Medieval Greek Reading Group is an informal reading group open to all members of the wider Princeton Community. We aim to provide a friendly, supportive environment for those interested in reading, translating, and discussing Greek texts from late antiquity into the Middle Ages. We welcome all readers of ancient and medieval Greek, from beginners to veteran philologists.

Individual texts will be translated and discussed throughout the academic year. 

The group is organised with the support of the Center for Collaborative History, the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity, the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, and the Program in Medieval Studies.

For more information, email the group's organizers David Gyllenhaal (IAS, [email protected]) and Radka Pallová (History, [email protected])