Recent News

Revolutionary Change: A Davis Center Symposium

May 6-7, 2022
Dickinson Hall 211

Keith Wailoo Co-Chairs National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Equity and Innovation

The ad hoc committee will create a framework for emerging science, technology, and innovation in health and medicine.

Faculty Author Q&A: Thomas Conlan on “Samurai and the Warrior Culture of Japan”

Thomas Conlan discusses his new publication, a sourcebook that explores the lost voices of Japan’s samurai.

Guenther Receives 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship

She was awarded the Guggenheim in the field of history of science, technology and economics.

"Through a Glass Darkly" Showcases Ripley Alchemical Scrolls from Special Collections

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)

Announcing the 2022-23 Davis Center Fellows and Postdocs

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

Camille Goldmon
David Patterson

History Senior Sánchez Awarded ReachOut Fellowship for Public Service

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.

Zelizer Awarded New-York Historical Society Fellowship

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.

New Faculty Books: March and April 2022

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

French Revolutionary Lives: Davis Center Conference

April 8-9, 2022
211 Dickinson Hall

Why Einstein Wouldn’t Think of March 14 as Pi Day, and More on His Life and Times

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" Named to The National Book Review's 5 Hot Books List

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.

Qayyum Wins S.S. Pirzada Dissertation Prize in Pakistan Studies

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."

Bian Receives Honorable Mention from Association for Asian Studies Book Prize

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.

Spencer Weinreich Awarded Jacobus Fellowship

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: Framing Health Challenges Through a Historical Lens

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

History Senior Siddiqui Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

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

Marina Rustow Awarded Medieval Academy of America’s Haskins Medal for ‘Astonishing’ Book on Cairo’s ‘Lost Archive’

The Haskins Medal is awarded annually by the academy for a distinguished book in the field of medieval studies. It is the organization’s most prestigious award.

Linda Colley's Latest Book Awarded Top Prize by the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism

Her book, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World, was named 2021 Book of the Year by the organization.

New Faculty Books: February 2022

Defining the Age: Daniel Bell, His Time and Ours, edited by Paul Starr and Julian E. Zelizer
Only the Clothes on Her Back: Clothing and the Hidden History of Power in the Nineteenth-Century United States, by Laura F. Edwards
Le culte des chefs: Charisme et pouvoir à l'époque des révolutions, by David A. Bell