Recent News

Davis Seminar Offered in Hybrid Format

The seminar will take place in-person and on Zoom. Registration required to attend.

Phil Nord Transfers to Emeritus Status

Philip Nord is a preeminent historian of contemporary France. He spent 40 years in the Department of History, serving as chair from 1995-2001 and as director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies from 2012-16.

David Bell and John Haldon Elected as Fellows in the British Academy

David Bell and John Haldon are among 84 new Fellows the British Academy has elected in recognition of outstanding achievement in the humanities and social sciences.

New Faculty Book: July 2021

The Life of Simeon of the Olives: An Entrepreneurial Saint of Early Islamic North Mesopotamia by Robert Hoyland, Sebastian P. Brock, Kyle B. Brunner & Jack Tannous

Rustow’s “Lost Archive” Named Finalist for 2020 National Jewish Book Award

Marina Rustow’s book, The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue, was named a finalist for a 2020 National Jewish Book Award in the “Writing Based on Archival Material” category.

Teaching a Pandemic in Real Time: The Art and Archaeology of Plague

Janet Kay talks about how she incorporated the coronavirus and the pandemic's effects into her course material for ART 361 / HIS 355 during the spring 2021 semester.

New Faculty Books: July - August 2021
The Life of Simeon of the Olives: An Entrepreneurial Saint of Early Islamic North Mesopotamia

By Robert Hoyland, Sebastian P. Brock, Kyle B. Brunner, and Jack Tannous
July 2021

This book presents the first ever critical edition and complete translation of the Syriac Life of Saint Simeon of the…

Alum Marcia Schenck Published Book

Navigating Socialist Encounters. Moorings and (Dis)Entanglements between Africa and East Germany during the Cold War is edited by Eric Burton, Anne Dietrich, Immanuel R. Harisch and Marcia C. Schenck.

Keely Smith Named a 2021-2022 David Center for the American Revolution Short-Term Resident Research Fellow

During the fellowship, she will work on her project “Communicating Power and Sovereignty: Creek and Seminole Communication Networks, 1715-1880.”

Aaron Stamper Named Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow

The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values.

2021 Class Day Celebration

Watch the Class Day celebration for the Class of 2021 and join us in toasting their accomplishments.

2021 History Honors and Prizes

Congratulations to all members of the History Undergraduate Class of 2021.

William Chester Jordan Receives Honorary Degree from the Catholic University of America

Professor William Chester Jordan received an honorary doctor of Humane Letters, honors causa from the Catholic University of America (CUA) at their commencement on May 14, 2021.

Margot Canaday 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.

Jonathan Ort '21 Wins 2021 Spirit of Princeton Award for Service, Contributions to Campus Life

Ort is one of 11 students recognized for their commitment to the undergraduate experience.

Kenji Cataldo, a Member of the Class of 2020, Received Dale Award

For his Dale project, he is studying the environmental impact — along with the attendant economic and cultural repercussions — of U.S. colonialism and the deep history of anti-colonial resistance in Hawaiʻi.

Graduate Alumnus Richard Calis Awarded the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize

The German Historical Institute awards the prize for the best doctoral dissertation on a topic in German history written at a North American university.

Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Honors Reimitz with Teaching Award

The award recognizes excellence in teaching, commitment to working with and building relationships with undergraduates, and the ability to spark students’ intellectual interests.

Alum Ben Press '20 Awarded Gaither Fellowship

The fellowship gives graduating seniors an opportunity to work as research assistants to scholars at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Grafton, Hunter, and Karp Awarded Fellowships

Tony Grafton and Tera Hunter will be at the Huntington Library, and Matthew Karp will be at the Cullman Center.