Recent News

The Nickliss Prize is given for the most original book in U.S. women’s and/or gender history, and it acknowledges the generations of women whose opportunities were constrained by the historical circumstances in which they lived.

The Class of 2018 seniors are joined by their advisers to celebrate their thesis submission.

To examine the civil unrest in Trenton that followed the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Woodrow Wilson School Documentary Film Specialist Purcell Carson and History Professor Alison Isenberg are leading an initiative called The Trenton Project.

Pravilova was awarded the Guggenheim for her project “Political Money: A History of the Russian Ruble, 1768-1917.”

This exhibition is a curated excerpt of his systematic, decade-long odyssey of mapping the basin’s infrastructural transformation that resulted in more than 25,000 photographs, 15 sketchbooks’ worth of drawings, 1,000 journal entries, and 350 original maps and models.

Tatiana Borisova
Tom Johnson
Lena Salaymeh
Franziska Seraphim
Mitra Sharafi
Elizabeth Thornberry
Barbara Welke

George Aumoithe
Jonathan Connolly

Majida Halawah, Alexandra Kersley, and Katharine Reed were named PIIRS Undergraduate Fellows.

Jordan B. Antebi
Rohana L. Chase
Kate H. Reed
Samuel E. Schultz
Sam S. Valle

History can tell us a lot about environmental upheaval, according to Princeton history professor and PEI associated faculty John Haldon and alumnus Lee Mordechai.

In the Princeton course “The Vikings: History and Archaeology,” guest Nancy Troske, a Princeton-based jewelry artist, led students in a lesson that allowed them to create personal items similar to those found in Viking culture.

The New Yorker calls Keywords; For Further Consideration and Particularly Relevant to Academic Life, etc., edited by D. Graham Burnett, Matthew Rickard, and Jessica Terekhov, "a slim, passionate, and funny book."

Since Charles Darwin first put forth his theory of sexual selection in the 19th century, there has been endless debate about what drives procreation. What is the relationship between male-male competition and female choice? And can animals truly exercise “choice?”

Emmanuel Kreike, Professor of History, presented a talk, "Environcide: War, Society, and Environment," as part of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Faculty Seminar Series.

Yair Mintzker's book, The Many Deaths of Jew Süss: The Notorious Trial and Execution of an Eighteenth-Century Court Jew, won the Gerrard and Ella Berman Memorial Award for history.

The New York Review of Books examines the Princeton & Slavery Project and similar initiatives by American universities to investigate their involvement with the institution of slavery.

Dr. Katherine Blouin
University of Toronto
February 27

"Can History Help?"
Friday, March 2, 2018
The British Museum

We are pleased to announce the Davis Center Fellows for 2017-2018 under the topic of Risk and Fortune.

Class of 2015 history concentrator Brett Diehl has been named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar to pursue graduate studies at Stanford University.