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Gocmen '17, who concentrated in History, will pursue an M.Sc. in economics at University College London (UCL), followed by a master’s in the history of political thought and intellectual history, jointly administered by UCL and Queen Mary University of London.

Spring 2019

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

She is one of three Princeton seniors who have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford.

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

Professor Stephen Kotkin has won the 17th annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for “Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941,” the second volume of a definitive biography of Joseph Stalin.

Professors Joshua Guild and Stephen Kotkin, along with other professors, talked with Princeton Alumni Weekly about WWI's enduring impact.

In two separate interviews, she speaks about her research with News at Princeton and with Jorge Ramos (Al Punto).

We invite you to join us for the current art installation in Dickinson Hall, "Invasion" by Robert Hummel.

Beth Lew-Williams spoke with Princeton Alumni Weekly about her book, The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America.

Beth Lew-Williams's article was recognized for its contributions to Western history, women and gender in the North American West, and race in the North American West.

1 November 2018
"Inscribing a Modern World: Constitutions Across Histories and Literatures"

The Eugenics Crusade tells the story of the unlikely –– and largely unknown –– movement that turned the fledgling scientific theory of heredity into a powerful instrument of social control.

Bound in Wedlock received two book prizes, and Nell Irvin Painter was recognized for lifetime achievement.

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Keith Wailoo discusses the story of Dr. J. Marion Sims, who was praised as a “father of modern gynecology” for his pathbreaking surgical treatment of vesico-vaginal fistula, but vilified because he developed the technique by experimenting on enslaved women in Alabama in the 1840s.

The award celebrates writing on the subject of African American history and culture by awarding a $25,000 prize to the author of an exceptional adult non-fiction book written in a literary style.

The National Book Award for Translated Literature will honor both author and translator, and aims to broaden readership for global voices and spark dialogue around international stories.

Michael Gordin discusses how he came to History of Science, and PAW spotlights a few of his books.

The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has concluded that the government of Iran has “no legal basis” for Xiyue Wang's arrest and detention and that his “deprivation of liberty is arbitrary.”