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The exhibition shows how European alchemists built on Greco-Egyptian, Islamic, and late medieval foundations to create a golden age of alchemy from the 15th century to the time of Sir Isaac Newton.
April 6 through July 17, 2022
Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery (Firestone Library)

Fellows:
Rosie Bsheer
Nicole Barnes
Anne Berg
Sarah Cameron
William Cavert
Benjamin Cohen
Reinaldo Funes-Monzote
Andrew Needham

Postdocs:
Camille Goldmon
David Patterson

Princeton senior Emily Sánchez has been awarded a fellowship from ReachOut 56-81-06, an alumni-funded effort that supports year-long public service projects after graduation. Sánchez will develop a podcast series on the history of Latino communities across New Jersey.

Julian Zelizer will spend a year at the New-York Historical Society, beginning September 2022, writing “The Compromise”: The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the Betrayal of Racial Justice, 1964.

Twelve Theses on Attention, edited by D. Graham Burnett and Stevie Knauss, The Friends of Attention
The Presidency of Donald J. Trump: A First Historical Assessment, edited by Julian E. Zelizer

April 8-9, 2022
211 Dickinson Hall

Historian of science Michael Gordin is teaching "The Einstein Era" at Princeton. The course covers the famous scientist's achievements and his involvement with the monumental issues of his day.

Only the Clothes on Her Back: Clothing and the Hidden History of Power in the 19th-Century United States is an innovative recasting of US legal and economic history through the power of clothing for those who lacked power and status in American society.

The prize is bestowed by the Institute for South Asia Studies at University of California - Berkeley and recognizes her dissertation "The Demographic State: Population, Global Biopolitics, and Decolonization in South Asia, c. 1947-71."

The Joseph Levenson Prizes are awarded to the English-language books that make the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China.

The fellowships support the students’ 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.

Keith Wailoo spoke with The Lancet about how history intersects with health and health policy and his latest book, Pushing Cool.

He intends to use the award to study the history of medicine in the modern Muslim world at the University of Cambridge.