Departmental Newsletter: Fall 2010

August 26, 2010
Newsletter 2010, Princeton History Department

We have just begun a new academic year, and I am happy to share with you some of our accomplishments over the last twelve months and our hopes for the future.

We have several new faculty members. Alison Isenberg has accepted a position as a professor of United States urban history, and Keith Wailoo joins us in the History of Science Program. Max Weiss, who was offered a position as assistant professor in 2008-09, spent the last academic year at Harvard as a member of its Society of Fellows, but he is on campus now teaching courses in the modern Middle East. Yaacob Dweck, who is in Princeton's own Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, has accepted our assistant professorship in modern Jewish history, but will not take up his regular faculty position until after he completes his fellowship in the Society next June. Three of these appointments were made jointly with other academic units in the University (Waillo's with the Woodrow Wilson School, Weiss's with the Department of Near Eastern Studies, and Dweck's with the Program in Judaic Studies). In all these cases, however, History is designated as the home department; all the offices, for example, are or will be in Dickinson Hall. Read more >