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.

2020 History Honors and Prizes

Congratulations to all members of the History Undergraduate Class of 2020.

Watch Now: Pandemic, Creating a Usable Past

How will today's pandemic transform us and the world? Seven panels of leading historians of health and society drew over 3,800 attendees from 49 countries in two days of webinar discussions exploring the powerful echoes of past epidemics in the present COVID-19 crisis. Watch the recordings now.

Kruse Elected to Society of American Historians

Kevin Kruse, professor of history, has been elected to the Society of American Historians. The society was founded in 1939 to promote literary distinction in the writing of history and biography.

John Murrin, Emeritus Professor of History, Passes Away

Murrin, a scholar of American colonial and revolutionary history and the early republic, was known for his many essays examining the country’s early social, religious, political and legal history.

Medieval Studies Launches New Talk Series on Historical Pandemics

The virtual series “Pandemics in the Past: From Prehistory to (Almost) the Present” features guest scholars from across the U.S and Europe and is coordinated by John Haldon and Helmut Reimitz.

Yaacob Dweck Named Old Dominion Research Professor for 2020-21

Dweck, a Professor of History and the Program in Judaic Studies, will focus on his research project "Rabbinic Reactionaries in the Sephardic Diaspora: Notes on a Social Type."

Creager Elected Member of the American Philosophical Society

The Society is the oldest learned society in the United States and was founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743.