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Day of Action: 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.

A century and a half ago, a Russian chemistry professor published a classification of all the known elements, organized by atomic weight. Today, the system that he created for his students — plus some updates and including about twice as many elements — is found in chemistry classrooms around the world.

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

We invite you to visit the workshop's website to register, view the schedule, and learn more about those presenting their scholarship.

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.

This special art exhibit showcases the hidden talents of amateur artists on staff and faculty within Fitz-Randolph gates at Princeton University.

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.

On Twitter, he specializes in serialized posts, called threads, that lend historical context to breaking news or skewer a version of history spouted by right-wing agitators.

Princeton University has signed a five-year renewal of its strategic partnership with the University of Tokyo to further support collaborative research and teaching and boost interdisciplinary scholarship.

The Koren Prize recognizes outstanding departmental work during the junior year.

The documents are from Sakuramotobō, a famous temple in Yoshino, Nara prefecture, and were written as early as 1308.

Gocmen '17, who concentrated in History, will pursue an M.Sc. in economics at University College London (UCL), followed by a master’s in the history of political thought and intellectual history, jointly administered by UCL and Queen Mary University of London.

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