Recent News

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the GHL is continuing to partner with a worldwide network of universities and NGOs to teach history in these challenging times.

The fellowship will support the completion of her book on an Alexander Gardner photograph from 1868 that illuminates an interlocking set of stories about westward expansion during and immediately after the Civil War.

Spring 2021

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

The winner of this year's Carter Kim Combe (’74) History Prize for the best second semester junior research paper is Alec Israeli for his paper, “A New Era in the Struggle for Freedom: American Radicals and the Paris June Days of 1848."

Find out what is happening in the Department of History and around Princeton! Sign-up today for our weekly e-newsletter. 

Alamri and Lanzillo are two of five new postdoctoral scholars at the Society of Fellows.

Emily Kern (Ph.D. 2018), Michael Gordin, and Erika Lorraine Milam won awards for their articles and books.

Next semester, we will welcome two new faculty members to the department: Laura Edwards and Edward Baring.

Elizabeth Bailey and Alec Israeli have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Fellowship supports scholars who study public policy.

Willard Peterson is the Gordon Wu '58 Professor of Chinese Studies, and Professor of East Asian Studies and History. Peterson is one of the world's foremost experts in 17th-century Chinese history. The transfer is effective July 1, 2020.

Six Princeton professors, including Keith Wailoo, talk about how the books on their shelves relate to their work and share what's on their summer reading lists. Many of their book choices reflect their scholarly research and personal perspectives on current crises related to the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice.

Resources for the upcoming year

Four David A. Gardner '69 Magic "Mini-Grants" were awarded to Rhae Lynn Barnes, D. Graham Burnett, Isadora Moura Mota, and Martha Sandweiss.

The Nursing Clio Prize for Best Journal Article was awarded to Wangui Muigai's article, "Something Wasn’t Clean”: Black Midwifery, Birth, and Postwar Medical Education in All My Babies” (Bulletin of the History of Medicine).

Jason T. Sharples's first book, The World That Fear Made: Slave Revolts and Conspiracy Scares in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020), is available now.

In the latest episode of the “We Roar” podcast, historian Keith Wailoo discusses how race, class, urban congestion and a failed public health system have contributed to the extraordinary gulf in coronavirus fatality rates.

Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe by Anthony Grafton
Voter Suppression in U.S. Elections by Stacey Abrams, Carol Anderson, Kevin M. Kruse, Heather Cox Richardson, and Heather Ann Thompson; edited by Jim Downs
Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party by Julian E. Zelizer
Historiography and Identity II: Post-Roman Multiplicity and New Political Identities edited by Gerda Heydemann and Helmut Reimitz
Men on Horseback: The Power of Charisma in the Age of Revolution by David A. Bell