Michael Brinley Appointed Assistant Professor

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

Joseph Bishop received an essay prize.

Beth Lew-Williams Honored with Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

New Faculty Books: March and April 2024

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

Sheldon Garon Awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant

He will direct a five-year collaborative project, “The Global War on Civilians, 1905-1945.”

Class of 2026 Celebrates Declaration Day

On Friday, April 19, students celebrated declaring their major in history.

Graduate Student Julian Chehirian Exhibits at Venice Biennale

His multimedia installation, ”Neighbours: Forms of Trauma (1945-1989),” takes visitors inside a chapter of Bulgarian history that has been largely absent from textbooks, museums and public debate — the forced labor and political violence in the Bulgarian gulag under Communist rule from post-WWII through the late 1980s before the fall of the Soviet Union.

Blaakman and Edwards Receive Honors at 2024 OAH Conference on American History

Blaakman won the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize, and Edwards was selected as the Distinguished Historian of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

Angela Creager Receives 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship

She is one of seven faculty members at Princeton to receive the fellowship this year.

Laura Nelson Honored with Teaching Award

On April 17, the Graduate School hosted a Tribute to Teaching Reception, hosted by Rodney D. Priestly, dean of the Graduate School.