Recent News

The Trenton Project Presents: Student Documentary Film Screenings Tuesday, September 27th

The Trenton Project is pleased to showcase student documentary films about Trenton in the 1940s through the 1960s. These films will be available online at The Trenton Project in late fall 2022.

New Faculty Books: September and October 2022

Under Empire: Muslim Lives and Loyalties Across the Indian Ocean World, 1775-1945 by Michael Francis Laffan
Lessons from the History of UK Environmental Policy by Susan Owens, John Haldon, Harriet Ritvo, Tony Burton, Cornell Hanxomphou, and Graham Walker
​After Life: A Collective History of Loss and Redemption in Pandemic America edited by Rhae Lynn Barnes, Keri Leigh Merritt, and Yohuru Williams

As FDA Considers Menthol Cigarette Ban, Princeton Historian Traces Big Tobacco’s Race-Based Marketing

In "Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing and the Untold Story of the Menthol Cigarette," Wailoo documents the history of menthol cigarettes and racial marketing, setting the context for the impending FDA decision.

Colley Short-Listed for the Phi Beta Kappa Society 2022 Book Awards

Linda Colley's latest book, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World (Liveright) has been short-listed for the Phi Beta Kappa Society's Ralph Waldo Emerson Award.

Read the Latest Issue of the Princeton Historical Review

Featuring papers written by:

Juan José López Haddad
Margaret Murphy
Dante Sudilovsky
Isaac Wills

Edited by Maddie Winter and Johanne Kjaersgaard

Pushing Cool Shortlisted for MAAH Stone Book Award

The Museum of African American History (MAAH) Stone Book Award recognizes exceptional new work within the field of African American history and culture.

Peter Wirzbicki Wins Book Prize for "Fighting for the Higher Law"

The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) Best Book Prize prize is awarded to the book that makes the best primary scholarly contribution to the history of the early American republic.

Apply Now: Shelby Cullom Davis Center Fellowship

The Center seeks applications from scholars working on questions related to environment and climate in an historical framework, in any period of human history, and all geographical areas.

Divya Cherian Wins Prize for Manuscript "Merchants of Virtue: Hindus, Muslims, and Untouchables in Eighteenth-Century India"

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) awarded the 2022 Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences to Assistant Professor Divya Cherian.

Droughts in the Sixth Century Contributed to the Background to the Rise of Islam

An extended period of severe drought contributed to the decline of the ancient South Arabian kingdom of Himyar in the course of the 6th c. CE. Prof. John Haldon together with researchers from the University of Basel have reported these findings in the journal Science.

William Chester Jordan Receives Honorary Degree from Oxford

The degree honors the foremost leaders in a diverse array of fields and was awarded at Oxford’s Encaenia ceremony in June.

2022 History Honors and Prizes

Congratulations to all members of the History Undergraduate Class of 2022.

New Faculty Books: April, May, and June 2022

Gods of Mount Tai: Familiarity and the Material Culture of North China, 1000-2000 by Susan Naquin
Samurai and the Warrior Culture of Japan, 471-1877: A Sourcebook, edited and translated by Thomas Donald Conlan
Revolutions Aesthetic: A Cultural History of Ba'thist Syria by Max Weiss

Linda Colley Honored by Queen Elizabeth II

She has become dame in honors from Queen Elizabeth II announced by the British government this week. The honor entitles her to be known as Dame Linda Colley.

Graduate Student Shelby Sinclair Honored for Excellence in Teaching

The selection committee recognized a graduate student assistant in instruction (AI) from each of the four divisions with a special commendation for their outstanding abilities as teachers. Shelby Sinclair is recognized in the social sciences division.

Natasha Wheatley Honored For Excellence in Mentoring Graduate Students

The mentoring award recognizes Princeton faculty members who nurture the intellectual, professional and personal growth of their graduate students.

Two History Seniors Received Dale Award

Princeton seniors Jacquelyn Dávila and Shaffin Siddiqui have received the Martin A. Dale ’53 Fellowship to spend a year after graduation pursuing a project of special interest to them.

William Chester Jordan Named 2022-2023 Old Dominion Research Professor

His Old Dominion Research Professorship will support the study of the economic and social experiences of migrant laborers in the High Middle Ages in the rural areas of northwestern continental Europe.

Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni

Wonderful news from our graduate students and alumni, including fellowships, grants, job placements, journal articles, and published books.

Book Talk: "Happy Dreams of Liberty" with R. Isabela Morales *19 and Martha A. Sandweiss

Monday, May 9, 2022
7pm ET
Princeton Public Library
In-person and virtual