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Assistant professor Elizabeth Ellis, the first specialist in Native American studies to join Princeton’s history department, describes her "haphazard" path to becoming a historian and her current research projects.

The Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship is one of Princeton University's highest awards.

The prestigious fellowship honors major long-term scholarly achievement within the field of medieval studies. He is among 11 new fellows and two corresponding fellows elected in 2023.

Myth America: Historians Take on the Biggest Legends and Lies About Our Past edited by Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer
Everything Is Possible: Antifascism and the Left in the Age of Fascism by Joseph Fronczak
The King's Road: Diplomacy and the Remaking of the Silk Road by Xin Wen
Queer Career: Sexuality and Work in Modern America by Margot Canaday

A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Rd., Princeton, New Jersey, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023.

Yana Prymachenko and Iuliia Skubytska are two Ukrainian at-risk scholars visiting Princeton this academic year following the Feb. 24 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The Koren Prize recognizes outstanding departmental work during the junior year.

Ink Under the Fingernails: Printing Politics in Nineteenth-Century Mexico has been recognized by the Southern Historical Association, the Latin American Studies Association, and the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing.

The Great Power of Small Nations: Indigenous Diplomacy in the Gulf South by Elizabeth Ellis
The Mirror and the Mind: A History of Self-Recognition in the Human Sciences by Katja Guenther
The Art of Discovery: Digging into the Past in Renaissance Europe by Maren Elisabeth Schwab and Anthony Grafton
Merchants of Virtue: Hindus, Muslims, and Untouchables in Eighteenth-Century South Asia by Divya Cherian

At Oxford, she will pursue an MPhil in history. In her academic work, her independent research has combined her passions for history and journalism.

THE THIRD, MEANING: ESTAR(SER) Installs the Frye Collection is guest curated by the research-based artist collective ESTAR(SER), with D. Graham Burnett, Professor of History and History of Science at Princeton University, and Joanna Fiduccia, Assistant Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, as project leads.

The New Yorker editors and critics choose this year’s most captivating, notable, brilliant, surprising, absorbing, weird, thought-provoking, and talked-about reads.

The Carter Kim Combe (’74) History Prize recognizes the best second semester junior research paper.

The book explores the role played by military veterans in the growth of social policy in the mid-twentieth century United States

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.

The Trenton Project is pleased to showcase student documentary films about Trenton in the 1940s through the 1960s. These films will be available online at The Trenton Project in late fall 2022.

Under Empire: Muslim Lives and Loyalties Across the Indian Ocean World, 1775-1945 by Michael Francis Laffan
Lessons from the History of UK Environmental Policy by Susan Owens, John Haldon, Harriet Ritvo, Tony Burton, Cornell Hanxomphou, and Graham Walker
​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