Evan Hepler-Smith, a doctoral student in Princeton's Program in History of Science, is examining the history and impact of the International Commission on Chemical Nomenclature, which established the framework for naming chemical compounds.
The intersection of religion and politics has touched many issues from the early twentieth century to present. From divorce to civil rights to domestic policy, this connection has have played a significant role in shaping American political development across decades.
A $4 million gift from technology entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas M. Siebel has created the Thomas M. Siebel Professorship in the History of Science. Read more.
Peter Brown, the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus and senior historian, and Alessandro Portelli, a lecturer in sociology, have been awarded the 2015 Dan David Prize, which recognizes achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact. Read more.
CHICAGO—The annual list of Best Historical materials was announced by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting. Read more.
Before Daniel Liu began the freshman seminar "Alchemy, Art and Science," he dismissed the subject as a "pseudoscience characterized by fraud and fruitless endeavors." But he was curious.
His views began to evolve as he explored the course, taught by Jennifer Rampling, an assistant professor of history in her first year at Princeton who is working on two books on alchemy and edits an academic journal on the topic. Read more.
This newsletter, I hope, will bring you up to date on some of the happenings and the people in the history department.
We have just begun a new academic year, and I am happy to share with you some of our accomplishments over the last twelve months and our hopes for the future.
The year since the appearance of the last Newsletter was quite full. In this edition the reader will find information on the accomplishments of many individuals, which together have helped maintain the reputation of the Department within the University and in the academic world more generally.
The Department successfully hired four assistant professors last year: Matthew Karp, Rosina Lozano, Teresa Shawcross, and Jack Tannous. Because a number of them have chosen to accept postdoctoral fellowships, they will become active members of the faculty at different times within the next year or so. The first to arrive is Jack Tannous, himself a Princeton Ph.D. He has been on a teaching postdoc for two years in Washington, D.C., but being eager to return to Princeton, he decided to forego the third year he was entitled to and is teaching a Junior Seminar this fall.