Susan Naquin Awarded 2024 Joseph Levenson Prize for "Gods of Mount Tai"

The award from the Association for Asian Studies recognizes the best English-language book on pre-1900 China.

History Senior Alice McGuinness Wins Sachs Scholarship

The Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship is one of Princeton University’s highest awards. McGuinness plans to earn two master’s degrees while at Oxford, one in modern South Asian studies and one in forced migration and refugee studies.

"Seven Crashes" by Harold James Shortlisted for 2024 Lionel Gelber Prize

The prize recognizes the best non-fiction book on international affairs published in English.

"Middle Ages for Educators" Website Awarded Grant from the Medieval Academy of America

The grant from the Medieval Academy of America will fund a competition to foster the development of engaging web content and resources for the platform.

Faculty Author Q&A: Thomas Conlan on “Kings in All But Name”

Thomas Conlan speaks with the Department of East Asian Studies about his newest book, published January 2024 by Oxford University Press.

Creager Awarded NEH Grant

The grant will support the research and writing of a book, “Environment, Mutation, Cancer: A History of the Ames Test.”

Read the Latest Issue of the Princeton Historical Review, Winter 2024

Featuring papers written by:

Alex S. MacArthur
Juliette Carbonnier
Anika Asthana

Edited by Sam Bisno

Michael D. Gordin Named Princeton’s Next Dean of the College

The dean of the college is the senior officer responsible for the undergraduate curriculum, residential college system, and other services and resources designed to promote the intellectual development of undergraduates. The dean of the college also oversees the admission and financial aid offices.

Recent Accomplishments from Graduate Students and Alumni – January 2024

Julian Chehirian was selected to represent Bulgaria at the Venice Bienniel, and Jaime Sánchez, Jr.*22 accepted a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Berkeley.

"The Great Power of Small Nations" Named Humanities Book of the Year

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities awards the Humanities Book of the Year to a book that best exemplifies scholarship on Louisiana topics or by Louisiana writers.

New Faculty Books: January and February 2024

New books are out or forthcoming by Thomas Conlan and Iryna Vushko.

Arno Mayer, Elie Wiesel Award Honoree and Eminent Historian of Modern Europe, Dies at 97

Arno Joseph Mayer, Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Emeritus, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2023. Professor Mayer joined Princeton’s faculty in September of 1961 and retired in September of 1993.

Faculty Books Make "Best of" Lists for 2023

Books by our faculty have been included on several "Best Books of the Year" lists in various publications.

Literature and History from Hellenism's First 3,000 Years

This fall, professors Katerina Stergiopoulou and Jack Tannous launched a new class, “Hellenism: The First 3,000 Years,” the first required course for the new minor in Hellenic Studies.

Faculty Author Q&A: Ekaterina Pravilova on "The Ruble"

Ekaterina Pravilova talks with the Humanities Council about her latest book, "The Ruble: A Political History," which was published in June 2023 by Oxford University.

History Senior Sam Bisno '24 Awarded Mitchell Scholarship

The George J. Mitchell Scholar program is one of the country's most prestigious scholarship programs. Mitchell Scholars spend a year doing graduate study in Ireland.

Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni – December 2023

Congratulations to Joseph Bishop, Emily Chesley, José Edwin Argueta Funes *23, Caitlin Harvey *21, and Isabela Morales *19.

Sam Bisno, Sam Harshbarger, Alice McGuinness, and Noah Maxwell Receive Koren Prize

The Koren Prize recognizes outstanding departmental work during the junior year.

History Senior Sam Harshbarger Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Harshbarger is concentrating in history and is also pursuing three minors: in history and the practice of diplomacy; Near Eastern studies; and Russian, East European and Eurasian studies. At Oxford, he will pursue an MPhil in history. He will begin his studies there in October.

Xin Wen Wins James Henry Breasted Prize for "The King’s Road"

The American Historical Association awards the prize for the best book in any field of history prior to CE 1000.