Fragile Fragments: Marina Rustow Unpacks Daily Life in Medieval Egypt

Marina Rustow has centered her research on a unique cache of ancient documents, known as the Cairo Geniza, which offer insight into the everyday lives of Jews in medieval Egypt and beyond.

Michael D. Gordin Explores a Pivotal Period in Einstein’s Life

In Einstein in Bohemia, Michael D. Gordin promotes a more complex understanding of Einstein’s time in Prague.

Robert Zeinstra Awarded Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowship

Zeinstra's dissertation project is entitled "Bush War: Environmental Reckonings of Zimbabwe's Liberation War."

Prakash's "Emergency Chronicles" Wins Ramnath Goenka Award for Best Non-Fiction Book

The President of India, Mr Ram Nath Kovind, presented him with the award for his book.

Article by Randall Pippenger *18 Wins Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize

The Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize recognizes a first article of outstanding quality in the field of medieval studies.

Stanley Stein, Inaugural Director of Latin American Studies Program, Dies at 99

Stanley Stein, the Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor in Spanish Civilization and Culture, Emeritus, and professor of history, emeritus, died Dec. 19, 2019.

Historian Kruse Revisits the Legacy of Princeton Alumnus and Civil Rights Champion John Doar

For his next book, Kevin Kruse will reconsider the civil rights era through the life and legacy of Princeton alumnus John Doar, an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division from 1960 to 1967.

Kenji Cataldo Awarded Koren Prize

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

Graduate Student Xiyue Wang Released from Iran

He had been held in Iran since 2016.

Joppan George *19 Receives Hindle Fellowship

The fellowship will support the development of his dissertation, "Airborne Colony: Culture and Politics of Aviation in India," into a monograph.

Maybe the First Plague Wasn’t That Bad, Say Researchers

Researchers, who include Ph.D. alumni Lee Mordechai and Merle Eisenberg and postdoctoral fellow Janet Kay (Society of Fellows), now have a clearer picture of the impact of the first plague pandemic, the Justinianic Plague, which lasted from about 541 to 750 CE.

Keith Wailoo Delivers Keynote at National Academy of Medicine

His keynote address, "Technology, Diversity, and the Future of Health: The Social Predicament of Genetic Innovation," presented a historical review of technology and health and focused on disparities in access and treatment.

Ben Press '20 Awarded Carter Kim Combe '74 Princeton History Prize

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

"The Chinese Must Go" Wins Award

The award recognizes the best book on the history of the Pacific West.

Alumni Journeys

Recent History grads discuss their journeys at Princeton and beyond.

Sandweiss Presides over Western History Association Conference; Princeton Shows Strong Presence

In addition to Sandweiss, Bush, Lew-Williams, and Garrett-Davis were recognized for their work.

Book Talk: Formations of Belief

Labyrinth Books
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Undergraduate Program Committee, 2019-2020

Allison Huang, Class of 2021
Rachel Kennedy, Class of 2021
Rafi Lehmann, Class of 2020
Ben Press, Class of 2020

Alumnus Publishes Article Based on Senior Thesis Research

"Becoming What You Eat: The New England Kitchen and the Body as a Site of Social Reform," by Nick Williams '15, was published in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.