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Kevin Kruse is one of many academics who are using Twitter to debunk ahistorical statements.

This special art exhibit, curated by Dana Lichtstrahl, showcases the work of local artist, Heather Stoddart Barros. The exhibit will be on display from March 15 - June 7, 2019 and is open to the public Monday-Friday, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The artwork exhibited is available for sale. 

The fellowship supports recently tenured scholars.

Hua Qu, wife of Xiyue Wang, who is imprisoned in Iran, reflects on the daily struggles everyone in her family faces.

March 8-9, 2019
211 Dickinson
Princeton University

About 150 people gathered at Chancellor Green for a rally in support of Xiyue Wang, a Princeton graduate student in history who was detained in Iran in 2016 while doing dissertation research and is serving a 10-year sentence at Evin Prison in Tehran.

Keith A. Wailoo, who is currently writing a book about the history of the menthol cigarette, published a response to the Food and Drug Administration's proposed ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Tatiana Borisova
Tom Johnson
Lena Salaymeh
Elizabeth Thornberry
Barbara Welke

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George Aumoithe
Jonathan Connolly

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
A call-a-thon, rally, and candelight vigil are scheduled for the day.

The fellowships support their final year of study at Princeton and are awarded to one Ph.D. student in each of the four divisions (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering) whose work has exhibited the highest scholarly excellence.

Princeton University seniors Mikaela Gerwin, a concentrator in History, and Rachel Linfield, a concentrator in History of Science, have been awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships.

Natasha Wheatley's article "Spectral Legal Personality in Interwar International Law: On New Ways of Not Being a State" won the 2018 Surrency Prize from the American Society for Legal History.

The story of the “attempt at a system of elements,” as Mendeleev titled his initial publication, has been laid out clearly by science historian Michael Gordin in a special issue of the journal Science.

The Hastings Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research institution that addresses fundamental ethical questions in medicine, science, and technology.

Margarita Fajardo *15, who received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2015, has been awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Theodore Rabb, professor of history, emeritus, founder of Princeton’s “Humanities Sequence” and an innovative teacher of generations of students, died Jan. 7 at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center. He was 81.

History of Science Annual Workshop
February 8-9, 2019
210 & 211 Dickinson Hall

Published this week by W.W. Norton & Company, Fault Lines pinpoints the country’s entrenched political polarization to the mid-1970s, a time when Kruse and Zelizer argue multiple rifts began to occur in the social order.

Princeton researchers Rachel Selinsky and Professor Thomas Conlan are using modern materials analyses to learn about medieval metallurgical practices in Japan.

We stand with Xiyue on this birthday, as we have throughout his unjust detention, and we fervently hope that he will be released with no further delay, so that he may return home as soon as possible to be reunited with his wife and young son.