Recent News


Graduate Student Julian Chehirian Will Exhibit at Venice Biennale
April 18, 2024

His multimedia installation, ”Neighbours: Forms of Trauma (1945-1989),” will take visitors inside a chapter of Bulgarian history that has been largely absent from textbooks, museums and public debate — the forced labor and political violence in the Bulgarian gulag under Communist rule from post-WWII through the late 1980s before the fall of the Soviet Union.

Blaakman and Edwards Receive Honors at 2024 OAH Conference on American History
April 15, 2024

Blaakman won the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize, and Edwards was selected as the Distinguished Historian of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

Angela Creager Receives 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship
April 11, 2024

She is one of seven faculty members at Princeton to receive the fellowship this year.

Laura Nelson Honored with Teaching Award
April 11, 2024

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

History Sophomore Open House 2024
April 9, 2024

Come find out about the History major and learn how to declare.

Tuesday, April 9
210 Dickinson

Recent Accomplishments from Graduate Students and Alumni – April 2024
April 4, 2024

Jonathan Victor Baldoza and Sean Silvia published articles, and Alice Hong received a fellowship. Jennifer Dominique Jones *14 received honorable mention for the Rawley Prize for her book.

History Futures: An Alumni Panel Discussion
March 27, 2024

Bowl 016, Robertson Hall

A reception to follow.

Azza Cohen '16
Chris Kuenne '85
Jessica Lautin '03
Manny Pérez '11

Ada Ferrer to Join Faculty in the Fall
March 27, 2024

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
March 20, 2024

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
March 20, 2024

The prize, created in 1997, rewards national and international authors whose historical works stand out for their scientific rigour and quality of writing.

Recent Accomplishments from Graduate Students – March 2024
March 19, 2024

A. Brad Schwartz published an article, and Maia Silber received a fellowship.

What Einstein Would Think of Pi Day, and How He Crossed Paths with Oppenheimer
March 14, 2024

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.

Geneva Smith Awarded Princeton's Top Graduate Student Honor
Feb. 23, 2024

Geneva Smith is one of four named to the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University’s top honor for graduate students.


Susan Naquin Awarded 2024 Joseph Levenson Prize for "Gods of Mount Tai"
Feb. 20, 2024

The award from the Association for Asian Studies recognizes the best English-language book on pre-1900 China.

History Senior Alice McGuinness Wins Sachs Scholarship
Feb. 16, 2024

The Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship is one of Princeton University’s highest awards. McGuinness plans to earn two master’s degrees while at Oxford, one in modern South Asian studies and one in forced migration and refugee studies.

"Seven Crashes" by Harold James Shortlisted for 2024 Lionel Gelber Prize
Feb. 14, 2024

The prize recognizes the best non-fiction book on international affairs published in English.

"Middle Ages for Educators" Website Awarded Grant from the Medieval Academy of America
Feb. 6, 2024

The grant from the Medieval Academy of America will fund a competition to foster the development of engaging web content and resources for the platform.

Faculty Author Q&A: Thomas Conlan on “Kings in All But Name”
Feb. 5, 2024

Thomas Conlan speaks with the Department of East Asian Studies about his newest book, published January 2024 by Oxford University Press.

Creager Awarded NEH Grant
Feb. 2, 2024

The grant will support the research and writing of a book, “Environment, Mutation, Cancer: A History of the Ames Test.”