Recent News


New Faculty Books: July 2024
July 16, 2024

New books are out this month by Hendrik Hartog and Julian E. Zelizer.

Emerita Professor Nell Irvin Painter Receives Berlin Prize Fellowship
July 15, 2024

The prestigious fellowship is awarded by the American Academy in Berlin to U.S. scholars, writers, composers and artists. Awardees “represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields, from the humanities and social sciences to journalism, public policy, fiction, the visual arts and music composition,” the academy said in its announcement.

Baring, Reimitz, and Rustow Awarded Grants from The Center for Digital Humanities
July 12, 2024

Grantees will work with a team of CDH Research Software Engineers and Project Managers to develop methods and software to aid their research.

Read the Latest Issue of the Princeton Historical Review, Summer 2024
July 11, 2024

Featuring papers written by:

Isabelle Anderson
Isis Arevalo
Martin M. Mastnak
Michael Salama

Edited by Sam Bisno

2024 History Honors and Prizes
July 10, 2024

Congratulations to all members of the History Undergraduate Class of 2024.

History Major Cooper Austen Wins Gilder Lehrman College Fellowship in American History
July 3, 2024

The fellowship allows him to spend a month conducting research at the Gilder Lehrman Collection repository and other archives in New York City.

Michael Brinley Appointed Assistant Professor
June 12, 2024

Michael Brinley joins the faculty in September. Brinley specializes in Soviet and post-Soviet history. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from the University of Washington, and a B.A. from Pepperdine University. 

Recent Accomplishments from Graduate Students – June 2024
June 10, 2024

Joseph Bishop received an essay prize.

Beth Lew-Williams Honored with Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award
June 3, 2024

An expert on Asian American history and a historian of race and migration, Lew-Williams is cherished by students for her “commitment to rigorous inquiry, intellectual humility and compassion,” said senior Christine Hu.

Max Diallo Jakobsen Awarded Labouisse Prize for International Civic Engagement Project
June 3, 2024

The Labouisse Prize, which awards $35,000 to each recipient, enables graduating seniors to engage in a project that exemplifies the life and work of Henry Richardson Labouisse, a 1926 Princeton alumnus who was a diplomat, international public servant and champion for the causes of international justice and international development.

Alison Isenberg Honored for Excellence Mentoring Graduate Students
May 31, 2024

Alison Isenberg is one of four Princeton University faculty members have been named recipients of the Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate School.

Michael Blaakman and Marina Rustow Awarded Grants from Humanities Council
May 31, 2024

The grants will support Blaakman's project, "Princeton's American Revolution," and Rustow's project "Indian Ocean Trade, the Global Middle Ages and the Cairo Geniza."

Hendrik Hartog Awarded the James Boyd White Award
May 17, 2024

The award, from the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, recognizes his contributions to the field.

Two History Seniors Win 2024 Spirit of Princeton Award for Service, Contributions to Campus Life
May 14, 2024

Max Diallo Jakobsen and Madeleine LeBeau were recognized for their commitment to undergraduate student life.

Janet Chen Receives Gardner Magic Grant for “Island at the Crossroads: New Directions in Taiwan Studies”
May 3, 2024

It will support activities related to her project “Island at the Crossroads: New Directions in Taiwan Studies.”

Harold James Appointed Alexandre Lamfalussy Senior Research Fellow
May 3, 2024

The Bank for International Settlements appointed Harold James as its tenth Alexandre Lamfalussy Fellow. The Alexander Lamfalussy Senior Research Fellowship is awarded annually to experts on banking, monetary policy, and financial stability.

Recent Accomplishments from Graduate Students – May 2024
May 2, 2024

Hasan Hameed published an article. Nikianna Dinensis and Jiya Pandya were named Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows.

Lucas Ramos '19 Awarded Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome
April 29, 2024

He will use the fellowship to work on his project "Queer, Catholic, Communist: Forging a Sexual Revolution in the Italian Republic, 1958–1989."

Martha Sandweiss Elected President of the Society of American Historians
April 26, 2024

The Society of American Historians (SAH) promotes literary distinction in the writing of American history and biography.

New Faculty Books: March and April 2024
April 25, 2024

New books are out or forthcoming by Helmut Reimitz, Jack Tannous, and Nell Irvin Painter.