Recent News

Elizabeth Baxter Awarded Koren Prize

 The Koren Prize recognizes outstanding departmental work during the junior year.

Pravilova and Warren Awarded NEH Grants to Support Advanced Research in the Humanities

The grants will support their book projects. Pravilova is writing about knowledge, authenticity, and truth in late 19th-century Russia, and Warren is writing about imprisonment in colonial North America.

Benjamin Bernard Receives Honorable Mention for Gregory Sprague Prize

The Gregory Sprague Prize (American Historical Association) recognizes an outstanding published or unpublished paper, article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, and/or queer history completed in English by a graduate student in 2020 or 2021.

Pushing Cool Named a Finalist for the 2021-2022 Book Prize of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History

Spanning a century, Keith Wailoo's new book reveals how the twin deceptions of health and Black affinity for menthol were crafted—and how the industry’s disturbingly powerful narrative has endured to this day.

History Senior Julia Chaffers Awarded Marshall Scholarship for Graduate Study in the UK

The Marshall Scholarship offers intellectually distinguished young Americans the opportunity to develop their abilities as future leaders by studying at a U.K. university of the recipient’s choice.

Ana Sekulic *20 Wins Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Prize

Her dissertation, "Conversion of the Landscape: Environment and Religious Politics in an Early Modern Ottoman Town," was praised for its "imaginative and sophisticated exploration of Muslim-Christian interactions in the early modern Ottoman Balkans."

Joseph Shipley '22 Awarded Carter Kim Combe '74 Princeton History Prize

The Carter Kim Combe (’74) History Prize recognizes the best second semester junior research paper.

New Book Out from Professor William Chester Jordan and Dr. Randall Todd Pippenger *18

Tales of a Minstrel of Reims in the Thirteenth Century

Introduced by William Chester Jordan
Annotated by Randall Todd Pippenger
Translated from Old French by Samuel N. Rosenberg

Apply Now for New Postdoctoral Research Associate Position - Environment and Climate

The successful candidate will work on questions related to environment and climate in an historical framework. We are especially interested in candidates whose work also addresses issues of race and imperialism.

Applications received by January 7, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration.

New Faculty Books: November - December 2021

The De Thematibus ('on the themes') of Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus translated with introductory chapters and notes by John Haldon
Residues: Thinking Through Chemical Environments by Soraya Boudia, Angela Creager, Scott Frickel, Emmanuel Henry, Nathalie Jas, Carsten Reinhardt, Jody Roberts
In Search of The Third Bird: Exemplary Essays from The Proceedings of ESTAR(SER), 2001-2021 edited by D. Graham Burnett, Catherine L. Hansen and Justin E.H. Smith

Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts Welcomes Matthew Delvaux for 2021 Cohort

Matthew Delvaux is one of four new scholars who have joined the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts this fall.

Safari Nation by Jacob Dlamini Awarded Two Book Prizes

Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park by Jacob Dlamini has been awarded the 2021 AHA's Martin A. Klein Prize in African History and the 2021 University of Johannesburg Book Prize.

New Faculty Books: September - October 2021

Intimate States: Gender, Sexuality, and Governance in Modern US History edited by Margot Canaday, Nancy F. Cott, and Robert O. Self
The War of Words: A Glossary of Globalization by Harold James
Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing, and the Untold History of the Menthol Cigarette by Keith Wailoo
Tales of a Minstrel of Reims in the Thirteenth Century Introduced by William Chester Jordan, annotated by Randall Todd Pippenger, and translated from Old French by Samuel N. Rosenberg
Abraham Joshua Heschel: A Life of Radical Amazement by Julian E. Zelizer

Linda Colley Awarded Honorary Degree from Oxford

She received her honorary degree alongside Former United States First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Professor Dame Sally Davies, Baronees Ruth Lister, Professor Anna Deavere Smith, and author Jeanette Winterson.

Elise Mitchell Joins Department of History as Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Mitchell is working on a book manuscript about enslaved Africans’ social, political and therapeutic responses to smallpox epidemics and how they endured and contested European public health and medical interventions in the Caribbean region.

Isadora Moura Mota Unearths the Fight for Freedom in Brazil

Mota has devoted her career to the study of slavery in Brazil, which was the longest-lasting slave society in the Western world, spanning from the 16th century until 1888.

Revising the Revisionists: Can the Truth Lead to Reconciliation in South Africa?

Historian Jacob Dlamini, born and raised in South Africa, seeks to tell nuanced stories about the apartheid era. His job is especially fraught.

Alum Margaret Schotte Receives 2020-21 Dean's Award for Distinction in Research at York University

Her book, Sailing School: Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1800, was published in 2019 by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Bryan LaPointe Won the Anthony E. Kaye Memorial Essay Award for 2021

LaPointe's winning essay is “A Right to Speak: Toward a Political History of Former Slaves Before the American Civil War.”

Lozano Appointed to the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program

Rosina Lozano, Associate Professor of History, was one of 23 scholars recently appointed to the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program, a speakers bureau dedicated to sharing American history.