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We are pleased to announce the Davis Center Fellows for 2017-2018 under the topic of Risk and Fortune.

Class of 2015 history concentrator Brett Diehl has been named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar to pursue graduate studies at Stanford University.

As a PIIRS Undergraduate Fellow, she visited Lisbon, in Portugal, and Rio de Janeiro and Salvador da Bahia, in Brazil, to learn more about the Portuguese influence on Brazilian religious objects.

Organized by Erika Milam (Princeton University) and Suman Seth (Cornell University)

Princeton students, faculty and staff respond to the global refugee crisis by teaching and facilitating a free online course on global history at Camp Azraq, a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

Ten students, including one history concentrator, Mikaela Gerwin, have been selected.

Ph.D. candidate Merle Eisenberg (right) put teaching theories into practice in his interactive history class on Western civilization at Mercer County Community College this past fall.

The MOOC takes a look at the global history of capitalism.

The prize is offered for the best first or second book on any subject pertaining to the history of the United States.

The Princeton & Slavery Project, a scholarly investigation of the University’s involvement with the institution of slavery, launched its website and hosted a scholarly symposium in November 2017.

When history professor Julian Zelizer and neuroscientist Sam Wang started the podcast Politics and Polls prior to the 2016 presidential election, they never dreamed it would still be going a year later.

Class of 2018 seniors receive History’s Koren Prize given for the best academic performance during the junior year.

Clockwise, starting at top left: Jonathan Feld, Ian Iverson, Christian Pavlakos, Maria Blesie.

The Academy Lectures is a series of open lectures that covers the most exciting fields of science in which the Academy is active.

Spring 2018

Looking for an exciting History course? Explore a range of courses from ancient to modern times, world history to history of science.

The prize is awarded for the best second-semester Junior Paper.

A one-hour historical documentary featuring Nell Irvin Painter tells the story of the construction of race, and racism.

The whole truth and nothing but the truth? In varied works, Princeton historians examine how societies across time and context have debated, negotiated, and arrived at, authoritative truths — in law, media, science, religion, and politics.

The fellowships are awarded to students in the humanities and the social sciences.

Yair Mintzker discusses how he conceived the idea for his latest book, The Many Deaths of Jew Süss: The Notorious Trial and Execution of an Eighteenth-Century Court Jew.

“Walking Histories: Race and Protest at Princeton and in Trenton,” a campus tour planned by Alison Isenberg, Aaron Landsman, and students, involved a series of performative walks across campus.