Recent News

Scholars Debate John Witherspoon’s Contradictions on Slavery

‘In short, it’s complicated. Witherspoon is complicated,’ said Rev. Gordon Mikoski.

Faculty Author Q&A: Kevin M. Kruse and Julian Zelizer on “Myth America”

Their edited collection “Myth America: Historians Take On the Biggest Legends and Lies About Our Past” was published in January 2023 by Basic Books.

Laura Edwards Named 2023-24 Old Dominion Professor

During the yearlong program, Old Dominion Research Professors engage the campus community in discussion about their research through lectures or workshops and contribute to cross-disciplinary programs and events within the Council.

Caroline Kitchener '14 Wins Pulitzer in National Reporting

A reporter for The Washington Post, Kitchener was awarded the Pulitzer for her work on the abortion landscape following the fall of Roe v. Wade.

Zachariah Sippy Awarded Labouisse Prize for International Civic Engagement Project

The Labouisse Prize enables graduating seniors to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.

Greene, Marcon, and Grafton Awarded Grants from Humanities Council

The grants will support an event series, a graduate workshop at a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a graduate seminar in Rome.

History Major William Nash Wins Gilder Lehrman College Fellowship in American History

The fellowship allows him to spend a month conducting research at the Gilder Lehrman Collection repository and other archives in New York City.

Faculty Books: May 2023

New books out and forthcoming by Laura Edwards, Anthony Grafton, and Harold James.

History Major Annabelle Duval Named Salutatorian

Commencement for the Class of 2023 will take place at Princeton Stadium on Tuesday, May 30. Duval will give the salutatorian address in Latin.

Linda Colley Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

She is among the nearly 270 leaders in academia, the arts, business, government and public affairs elected this year in their respective fields.

Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni – April 2023

News from our graduate students and alumni about fellowships, grants, dissertation prizes, and awards: Nicholas Barone, Emily R. Chesley, Hasan Hameed, Liane Hewitt, Ben Lindquist, Will Theiss, Julian Weideman, and Robert Yee.

Edwards and Ellis Recognized at 2023 OAH Conference on American History

Laura F. Edwards won the Merle Curti Social History Award, and Elizabeth Ellis received honorable mention for the Frederick Jackson Turner Award.

Mota and Mitchell Awarded ACLS Fellowships

Mota was awarded a fellowship for her project "On Their Own Terms: Literacy, Slavery, and the Archives of Afro-Brazilian History." Mitchell was awarded a fellowship for her project "Morbid Geographies: Enslavement, Epidemics, and Embodiment in the Early Modern Atlantic World."

Announcing the 2023-24 Davis Center Fellows and Postdocs

The Shelby Cullom Davis Center is delighted to announce the recipients of its fellowships, as it continues with the theme of “Environment and Climate.”

Historian Corinna Zeltsman Awarded NEH Grant

The grant is for researching and writing a book, “Making Paper in Mexico: A Material, Political and Environmental History,” spanning pre-Columbian times to the present.

Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni – March 2023

News from our graduate students and alumni about fellowships, grants, dissertation prizes, and awards: Siobhan Barco, Kathryn Maxson Jones, Jonathan Victor Baldoza, Jonathan Catlin, David Robertson, Blake Grindon, and Anna Speyart.

Class Trip Visits D-Day Sites in Normandy

Every few years, students in HIS 283: War in the Modern Western World and select members of Princeton's Army ROTC travel to Normandy, France, to visit D-Day sites.

Xin Wen Discusses His New Book, The King’s Road: Diplomacy and the Remaking of the Silk Road

His first book provides an exciting and richly detailed new history of the Silk Road that tells how it became more important as a route for diplomacy than for trade.

Princeton on Ice: Documenting Climate Change at the Ends of the Earth

History of Science Ph.D. student Justine Holzman and her collaborators are documenting disappearing sea ice and icebergs in the Arctic.

Jamie Kreiner *11 Says Even Medieval Monks Got Distracted

Kreiner’s book and its applications to modern life have earned mainstream praise.