Marni Sandweiss Awarded NEH Public Scholars Fellowship

The fellowship will support the completion of her book on an Alexander Gardner photograph from 1868 that illuminates an interlocking set of stories about westward expansion during and immediately after the Civil War.

Alec Israeli Wins Carter Kim Combe ('74) History Prize

The winner of this year's Carter Kim Combe (’74) History Prize for the best second semester junior research paper is Alec Israeli for his paper, “A New Era in the Struggle for Freedom: American Radicals and the Paris June Days of 1848."

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Neama Alamri and Amanda Lanzillo Join Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

Alamri and Lanzillo are two of five new postdoctoral scholars at the Society of Fellows.

Three HOS Affiliates (Current and Former) Win Awards at the History of Science Society

Emily Kern (Ph.D. 2018), Michael Gordin, and Erika Lorraine Milam won awards for their articles and books.

Faculty Appointments: Laura Edwards and Edward Baring

Next semester, we will welcome two new faculty members to the department: Laura Edwards and Edward Baring.

Two History Concentrators Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Elizabeth Bailey and Alec Israeli have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Teal Arcadi Receives 2020-21 Eisenhower/Roberts Fellowship

The Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Fellowship supports scholars who study public policy.

Professor Willard Peterson Transfers to Emeritus Status

Willard Peterson is the Gordon Wu '58 Professor of Chinese Studies, and Professor of East Asian Studies and History. Peterson is one of the world's foremost experts in 17th-century Chinese history. The transfer is effective July 1, 2020.

Summer Reads 2020: What Are Princeton Professors Reading This Summer?

Six Princeton professors, including Keith Wailoo, talk about how the books on their shelves relate to their work and share what's on their summer reading lists. Many of their book choices reflect their scholarly research and personal perspectives on current crises related to the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice.

Frequently Asked Questions for Fall 2020

Resources for the upcoming year

Council Awards Magic "Mini-Grants" for Remote Experiments in the Humanities to History Professors

Four David A. Gardner '69 Magic "Mini-Grants" were awarded to Rhae Lynn Barnes, D. Graham Burnett, Isadora Moura Mota, and Martha Sandweiss.

Article by Wangui Muigai *17 Wins Prize

The Nursing Clio Prize for Best Journal Article was awarded to Wangui Muigai's article, "Something Wasn’t Clean”: Black Midwifery, Birth, and Postwar Medical Education in All My Babies” (Bulletin of the History of Medicine).

New Book by Jason T. Sharples *10

Jason T. Sharples's first book, The World That Fear Made: Slave Revolts and Conspiracy Scares in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020), is available now.

‘We Roar’: Wailoo Sees the Intersecting Vulnerabilities Behind COVID-19 Fatalities

In the latest episode of the “We Roar” podcast, historian Keith Wailoo discusses how race, class, urban congestion and a failed public health system have contributed to the extraordinary gulf in coronavirus fatality rates.

New Faculty Books: June & July 2020

Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe by Anthony Grafton
Voter Suppression in U.S. Elections by Stacey Abrams, Carol Anderson, Kevin M. Kruse, Heather Cox Richardson, and Heather Ann Thompson; edited by Jim Downs
Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party by Julian E. Zelizer
Historiography and Identity II: Post-Roman Multiplicity and New Political Identities edited by Gerda Heydemann and Helmut Reimitz
Men on Horseback: The Power of Charisma in the Age of Revolution by David A. Bell

2020 Class Day Celebration

Watch the Class Day Celebration for the Class of 2020.