Recent News

In 2020-22, the Davis Center seeks applications from historians working on revolutionary change in any period of human history, and in any area, including (but not limited to) the histories of politics, culture, ideas, social structure, gender relations, sexuality, race relations, religion and the environment.

This fall, we will welcome a new faculty member to the department, Isadora Moura Mota.

Formations of Belief: Historical Approaches to Religion and the Secular is edited by Philip Nord, Katja Guenther, and Max Weiss.

Transfers are effective July 1, 2019.

The Department of History and the Program in History of Science congratulate their 28 new doctorates who were honored in a hooding ceremony on Monday, June 3.

Congratulations to all members of the History Undergraduate Class of 2019.

An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States by Rosina Lozano has been awarded the Language & Linguistics Award from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Immigration and Ethnic History Society First Book Award.

Since joining the Princeton faculty in 2013, Lozano has been regarded by students as a “professor who will challenge you but support you every step of the way,” undergraduate Katherine Fleming '19 says. “She does not want perfection; she wants real growth and commitment.”

Other recipients include a chancellor, former Harvard President, an editor, a museum director, and distinguished professors.

The McGraw Center mentoring award recognizes Princeton faculty members who nurture the intellectual, professional and personal growth of their graduate students.

Nancy Weiss Malkiel and David Cannadine were inducted into APS’ humanities class.

The project aims to provide a comprehensive record of the decisions, actions, and effects of Barack Obama’s two terms in office.

Reed spoke to The Daily Princetonian about her studies in History, Latin American Studies, and Spanish; her experiences at the University; and her hopes for the future.

The Spirit of Princeton Award winners for 2019 are Princeton seniors (from L-R): Nenna Ibe, Hannah Paynter, Moyin Opeyemi, G.J. Sevillano, Marcia Brown, Samuel Vilchez Santiago and Kyle Lang. Not pictured is senior Colin Yost.

Gyan Prakash, Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, writes in New York Times: "Modi Reminds India of Indira Gandhi. Will He Share Her Electoral Fate?"

The fellowship program offers promising graduate students a year of funding so that they can focus their attention on completing projects that form the foundations of their scholarly careers.

The History of Science Graduate Certificate is aimed at enabling students who are taking seminars in the Program, working closely with our faculty, and writing dissertations on aspects of the history of science, medicine, and technology to receive a formal credential in the field.

Princeton professors David Bellos and Sean Wilentz have received the University’s Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities.

He will use the grant to work on his research project about slave testimonies in North Africa during the abolition era (1810s-1920s).