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On June 5, 75 seniors who concentrated in History graduated as part of Princeton University’s Class of 2018. The day before, at Class Day, they gathered with faculty, friends, and family to celebrate their many achievements.

Robert Karl's book Forgotten Peace has been released in Spanish translation as La paz olvidada. He spoke with Colombian newspaper El Espectador about the book's significance for Colombia's national conversation on violence, peace, and the past.

The prize is given to the author(s) of the most significant book on the U.S. Congress, as chosen by the Hardeman Prize National Selection Committee.

This fall, we will welcome three new faculty members to the department:
Rhae Lynn Barnes (U.S. Cultural History)
Michael Blaakman (American Revolutionary Era)
Iryna Vushko (Modern Continental Europe).

He will be there for sabbatical working on a new book, a biography of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, to be published in the Jewish Lives Series of Yale University Press.

He is one of six Princeton undergraduates named 2018 Mellon Mays fellows, marking the 30th group of Princeton students who have been selected for the prestigious national award aimed at diversifying faculty at colleges and universities.

Appointed for a term of one year, Old Dominion Professors will join a program designed to provide additional research time and to enhance the humanities community more broadly

Conlan will pursue his research project, “Kings in All but Name: The Rise of the Ōuchi, 1350-1465, and Japan’s Age of Yamaguchi, 1466-1551,” and Guenther her research project, “The Mirror and the Mind: A History of Self-Recognition in the Sciences of Mind and Brain.”

Angela Creager has received the American Philosophical Society’s 2018 Patrick Suppes Prize in the History of Science for her book Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine.

May 11, 2018
Frist North Lawn

Thursday, May 10
Frist Campus Center

Her project aims to bring together historians of science and art to explore the craft of alchemy and its practitioners in early modern Europe.

The New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has selected its 20th class of Fellows: independent scholars, academics, and creative writers, whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

The Quin Morton Graduate Teaching Award is presented to graduate students in recognition of their outstanding abilities as instructors in the Princeton Writing Program.

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