Recent News

Tiffany Nichols joins the Department of History, where she plans to focus on the history of siting highly precise, large-scale scientific instruments.  She will also explore the evolving meaning and scope of “clean-up” at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Hanford, Washington.

What's In a Name: And Other Encounters with the Archive

September 27, 2022
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Under Empire: Muslim Lives and Loyalties Across the Indian Ocean World, 1775-1945 by Michael Francis Laffan
​After Life: A Collective History of Loss and Redemption in Pandemic America edited by Rhae Lynn Barnes, Keri Leigh Merritt, and Yohuru Williams

In "Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing and the Untold Story of the Menthol Cigarette," Wailoo documents the history of menthol cigarettes and racial marketing, setting the context for the impending FDA decision.

Linda Colley's latest book, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World (Liveright) has been short-listed for the Phi Beta Kappa Society's Ralph Waldo Emerson Award.

Featuring papers written by:

Juan José López Haddad
Margaret Murphy
Dante Sudilovsky
Isaac Wills

Edited by Maddie Winter and Johanne Kjaersgaard

The Museum of African American History (MAAH) Stone Book Award recognizes exceptional new work within the field of African American history and culture.

The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) Best Book Prize prize is awarded to the book that makes the best primary scholarly contribution to the history of the early American republic.

The Center seeks applications from scholars working on questions related to environment and climate in an historical framework, in any period of human history, and all geographical areas.

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) awarded the 2022 Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences to Assistant Professor Divya Cherian.

An extended period of severe drought contributed to the decline of the ancient South Arabian kingdom of Himyar in the course of the 6th c. CE. Prof. John Haldon together with researchers from the University of Basel have reported these findings in the journal Science.

The degree honors the foremost leaders in a diverse array of fields and was awarded at Oxford’s Encaenia ceremony in June.

Congratulations to all members of the History Undergraduate Class of 2022.

Gods of Mount Tai: Familiarity and the Material Culture of North China, 1000-2000 by Susan Naquin
Samurai and the Warrior Culture of Japan, 471-1877: A Sourcebook, edited and translated by Thomas Donald Conlan
Revolutions Aesthetic: A Cultural History of Ba'thist Syria by Max Weiss

She has become dame in honors from Queen Elizabeth II announced by the British government this week. The honor entitles her to be known as Dame Linda Colley.

The Center for Collaborative History is pleased to host its inaugural summer book club. Through a popular vote, the book Violeta: A Novel by Isabel Allende has been selected. Book club meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at 12 p.m.

The selection committee recognized a graduate student assistant in instruction (AI) from each of the four divisions with a special commendation for their outstanding abilities as teachers. Shelby Sinclair is recognized in the social sciences division.

The mentoring award recognizes Princeton faculty members who nurture the intellectual, professional and personal growth of their graduate students.

Princeton seniors Jacquelyn Dávila and Shaffin Siddiqui have received the Martin A. Dale ’53 Fellowship to spend a year after graduation pursuing a project of special interest to them.

His Old Dominion Research Professorship will support the study of the economic and social experiences of migrant laborers in the High Middle Ages in the rural areas of northwestern continental Europe.