Recent News

New Faculty Books: September and October 2023

A new book is out by Michael A. Blaakman.

Truth and Information Postdoctoral Research Associate

Apply for a postdoc with the Shelby Cullom Davis Center by January 5, 2024, at 11:59 pm ET.

Michael Laffan's "Under Empire" Wins General History Prize in 2023 NSW Premier's History Awards

Under Empire examines two centuries of interactions among Muslim subjects of empires and nation-states around the Indian Ocean world.

"Pushing Cool" Receives Hughes Prize from British Society for the History of Science

Keith Wailoo will give a lecture about his book on October 17, 10 am ET / 3 pm GMT online.

Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni – August and September 2023

Congratulations to Nick Barone, Emily Chesley, Adhitya Dhanapal, Anin Luo, R. Isabela Morales, Tomer Nisimov, Jeremy R. Schneider, Hannah Stamler, and Robert Yee.

Husband, Father, Soldier, Student

Shaun Cason ’23 ranks among the graduating class’s most promising scholars and unique stories.

Courses to Consider

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

Laura Edwards Wins Best Book Prize from the Society for the History of the Early Republic (SHEAR)

Her book Only the Clothes on Her Back: Textiles, Law, and Commerce in the Nineteenth-Century United States tells the history of law and commerce in this period of the United States by foregrounding textiles, the legal principles associated with them, and the people who used them.

Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni – July 2023

Congratulations to Siobhan Barco, Anin Luo, and R. Isabela Morales *19.

Apply Now: Davis Center Fellowship for Truth and Information

The deadline for receipt of applications and letters of recommendation for fellowships for 2024–25 is December 1, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Elizabeth Ellis Wins Two Book Prizes and One Honorable Mention

Her book, The Great Power of Small Nations: Indigenous Diplomacy in the Gulf South, examines the formation of Native American nations in the Lower Mississippi Valley.

Yonatan Glazer-Eytan Awarded 2023 Best Dissertation Prize from the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

The Prize Committee called his dissertation "a capacious and original study that excavates how the categories of the sacred and the profane were constructed – how sacrilege was understood and, even more importantly, the role that it played in the formation of the sacred."

Mintzker Named Head of Yeh College

Yair Mintzker, professor of history, has been named head of Yeh College, Princeton’s seventh residential college. He will begin his term on July 1, 2023.


2023 History Honors and Prizes

Congratulations to all members of the History Undergraduate Class of 2023.

Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni – June 2023

Congratulations to Olivier Burtin *17, Haris Durrani, Blake Grindon, and Hannah Stamler.

Faculty Books: June and July 2023

New books out and forthcoming by Peter Brown, Janet Chen, Ekaterina Pravilova, and Natasha Wheatley.

Rosina Lozano Recognized for Outstanding Teaching

Lozano was one of four Princeton University faculty members who received President’s Awards for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies Tuesday, May 30.

"Pushing Cool" Shortlisted for 2023 Hughes Prize

The prize is awarded every two years to the best book in the history of science that is accessible to a wide audience.

Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni – May 2023

News about talks, fellowships, internships, and awards from graduate students Meher Ali, Emily R. Chesley, Zheng Guan, Hasan Hameed, Anastasiia Lystsova, Michael Mandelkorn, Jiya Pandya, Maia Silber, Liya Xie, and Robert Yee.

Scholars Debate John Witherspoon’s Contradictions on Slavery

‘In short, it’s complicated. Witherspoon is complicated,’ said Rev. Gordon Mikoski.