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Bound in Wedlock received two book prizes, and Nell Irvin Painter was recognized for lifetime achievement.

Tom Johnson
Lena Salaymeh
Franziska Seraphim
Mitra Sharafi
Elizabeth Thornberry
Barbara Welke
George Aumoithe
Jonathan Connolly

Keith Wailoo discusses the story of Dr. J. Marion Sims, who was praised as a “father of modern gynecology” for his pathbreaking surgical treatment of vesico-vaginal fistula, but vilified because he developed the technique by experimenting on enslaved women in Alabama in the 1840s.

The award celebrates writing on the subject of African American history and culture by awarding a $25,000 prize to the author of an exceptional adult non-fiction book written in a literary style.

The National Book Award for Translated Literature will honor both author and translator, and aims to broaden readership for global voices and spark dialogue around international stories.

Michael Gordin discusses how he came to History of Science, and PAW spotlights a few of his books.

The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has concluded that the government of Iran has “no legal basis” for Xiyue Wang's arrest and detention and that his “deprivation of liberty is arbitrary.”

Katja Guenther speaks with Perspectives on History about her career path and her current research.

Mae Ngai will present a 3-part lecture series:

Oct. 15 – "A Short History of an Idea"
Oct. 16 – "Immigration at the Turn of Two Centuries"
Oct. 17 – "Impossible Subjects"

Applications for 2019/20 fellowships are due December 1, 2018.

Janet Kay, Society of Fellows and History, will use her Magic Project award to prepare a Freshman Seminar, Archaeology As History: Studying the Past by Digging in the Dirt.

He is recognized for his influence on the field of medieval history in the United States.

The award recognizes national distinction in scholarship, undergraduate teaching and leadership in the cause of liberal arts education.

Rosina Lozano talks about the books she's reading this summer both for leisure and in preparation for her next book project.

On June 5, 75 seniors who concentrated in History graduated as part of Princeton University’s Class of 2018. The day before, at Class Day, they gathered with faculty, friends, and family to celebrate their many achievements.

Robert Karl's book Forgotten Peace has been released in Spanish translation as La paz olvidada. He spoke with Colombian newspaper El Espectador about the book's significance for Colombia's national conversation on violence, peace, and the past.

The prize is given to the author(s) of the most significant book on the U.S. Congress, as chosen by the Hardeman Prize National Selection Committee.

This fall, we will welcome three new faculty members to the department:
Rhae Lynn Barnes (U.S. Cultural History)
Michael Blaakman (American Revolutionary Era)
Iryna Vushko (Modern Continental Europe).

He will be there for sabbatical working on a new book, a biography of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, to be published in the Jewish Lives Series of Yale University Press.