Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni – April 2023

News from our graduate students and alumni about fellowships, grants, dissertation prizes, and awards: Nicholas Barone, Emily R. Chesley, Hasan Hameed, Liane Hewitt, Ben Lindquist, Will Theiss, Julian Weideman, and Robert Yee.

Edwards and Ellis Recognized at 2023 OAH Conference on American History

Laura F. Edwards won the Merle Curti Social History Award, and Elizabeth Ellis received honorable mention for the Frederick Jackson Turner Award.

Mota and Mitchell Awarded ACLS Fellowships

Mota was awarded a fellowship for her project "On Their Own Terms: Literacy, Slavery, and the Archives of Afro-Brazilian History." Mitchell was awarded a fellowship for her project "Morbid Geographies: Enslavement, Epidemics, and Embodiment in the Early Modern Atlantic World."

Announcing the 2023-24 Davis Center Fellows and Postdocs

The Shelby Cullom Davis Center is delighted to announce the recipients of its fellowships, as it continues with the theme of “Environment and Climate.”

Historian Corinna Zeltsman Awarded NEH Grant

The grant is for researching and writing a book, “Making Paper in Mexico: A Material, Political and Environmental History,” spanning pre-Columbian times to the present.

Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni – March 2023

News from our graduate students and alumni about fellowships, grants, dissertation prizes, and awards: Siobhan Barco, Kathryn Maxson Jones, Jonathan Victor Baldoza, Jonathan Catlin, David Robertson, Blake Grindon, and Anna Speyart.

Class Trip Visits D-Day Sites in Normandy

Every few years, students in HIS 283: War in the Modern Western World and select members of Princeton's Army ROTC travel to Normandy, France, to visit D-Day sites.

Xin Wen Discusses His New Book, "The King’s Road: Diplomacy and the Remaking of the Silk Road"

His first book provides an exciting and richly detailed new history of the Silk Road that tells how it became more important as a route for diplomacy than for trade.

Princeton on Ice: Documenting Climate Change at the Ends of the Earth

History of Science Ph.D. student Justine Holzman and her collaborators are documenting disappearing sea ice and icebergs in the Arctic.

Jamie Kreiner *11 Says Even Medieval Monks Got Distracted

Kreiner’s book and its applications to modern life have earned mainstream praise.

History Futures: A Career Conversation

On March 28 at 7:30 pm in Betts Auditorium, join the Department of History for a panel discussion with alumni. Reception to follow.

Faculty Books: March and April 2023

New books out and forthcoming by Michael A. Blaakman, Michael D. Gordin, and Max Weiss.

History Senior Austin Davis Receives Pyne Prize

Princeton University seniors Austin Davis and Ella Gantman are the recipients of the 2023 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.

The Huntington Library Names R. Isabela Morales *19 Winner of 2023 Shapiro Book Prize

The review committee for the prize described Happy Dreams of Liberty as “beautifully written and utterly engrossing” and “a work of prodigious research.”

Paris A. Spies-Gans *18 Is Pulling Women Artists into Mainstream Art History

Graduate alumna Paris A. Spies-Gans examines the role of women in the history of art in her new book A Revolution on Canvas: The Rise of Women Artists in Britain and France 1760-1830.

Behind the Research: Elizabeth Ellis Illuminates Native American Histories

Assistant professor Elizabeth Ellis, the first specialist in Native American studies to join Princeton’s history department, describes her "haphazard" path to becoming a historian and her current research projects.

History Senior Shaun Cason '23 Awarded Sachs Scholarship

The Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship is one of Princeton University's highest awards.

Medieval Studies Director Helmut Reimitz Named Medieval Academy of America Fellow

The prestigious fellowship honors major long-term scholarly achievement within the field of medieval studies. He is among 11 new fellows and two corresponding fellows elected in 2023.

Faculty Books: January 2023

Myth America: Historians Take on the Biggest Legends and Lies About Our Past edited by Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer
Everything Is Possible: Antifascism and the Left in the Age of Fascism by Joseph Fronczak
The King's Road: Diplomacy and the Remaking of the Silk Road by Xin Wen
Queer Career: Sexuality and Work in Modern America by Margot Canaday

Robert Tignor, Egyptologist and Historian, ‘Wonderful Mentor’ and Transformative Department Chair, Dies at 89

A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Rd., Princeton, New Jersey, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023.