Recent News

The Princeton & Slavery Project

The Princeton & Slavery Project, a scholarly investigation of the University’s involvement with the institution of slavery, launched its website and hosted a scholarly symposium in November 2017.

Historian and Neuroscientist Team Up for Podcast

When history professor Julian Zelizer and neuroscientist Sam Wang started the podcast Politics and Polls prior to the 2016 presidential election, they never dreamed it would still be going a year later.

Koren Prize Awarded

Class of 2018 seniors receive History’s Koren Prize given for the best academic performance during the junior year.

Clockwise, starting at top left: Jonathan Feld, Ian Iverson, Christian Pavlakos, Maria Blesie.

Linda Colley to Give Academy Lecture at Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The Academy Lectures is a series of open lectures that covers the most exciting fields of science in which the Academy is active.

Sarah M. Dinovelli '18 Awarded Carter Kim Combe '74 Princeton History Prize

The prize is awarded for the best second-semester Junior Paper.

The Invention of Race

A one-hour historical documentary featuring Nell Irvin Painter tells the story of the construction of race, and racism.

Historians and the Truth

The whole truth and nothing but the truth? In varied works, Princeton historians examine how societies across time and context have debated, negotiated, and arrived at, authoritative truths — in law, media, science, religion, and politics.

Emily Kern Receives Procter Fellowship

The fellowships are awarded to students in the humanities and the social sciences.

Essay: Truth in History

Yair Mintzker discusses how he conceived the idea for his latest book, The Many Deaths of Jew Süss: The Notorious Trial and Execution of an Eighteenth-Century Court Jew.

New Campus Tour Explores Princeton Race Relations

“Walking Histories: Race and Protest at Princeton and in Trenton,” a campus tour planned by Alison Isenberg, Aaron Landsman, and students, involved a series of performative walks across campus.

Interview with Matthew Karp, 2016 SHEAR Broussard Book Prize Co-Winner

Matthew Karp discusses his book, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy.

HOS Colloquium - Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

October 18
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Addiction Nation: Understanding America's Opioid Crisis

Keith Wailoo, an expert on pain and author of Pain: A Political History, explains how the opioid epidemic is linked to the rise in the numbers of people suffering from chronic pain.

Apply Now for New Postdoctoral Research Associate Position

The successful candidate will work on some aspect of how the social construction and lived experience of difference intersect with legal, illegal, quasi-legal, and extra-legal forms of social order.

Applications received by January 2, 2018 will receive full consideration.

Davis Center Fellows, Fall 2017

We are pleased to announce the Davis Center Fellows for Fall 2017 under the topic of Risk and Fortune.

The Invention of Free Speech

Fara Dabhoiwala explores the origins of freedom of speech, with extracts from key flashpoints in the past, in a 3-part BBC radio series.

Conservatives Charge That Universities Are Hotbeds of Liberalism. They’re Wrong.

Liberals dominate the faculties at most universities. But conservatives control the true centers of power.

Vigil Held for Xiyue Wang

Xiyue Wang is a Princeton graduate student in History. He was detained in Iran in August 2016 and sentenced to ten years in imprisonment in April 2017.

Graduate Application Deadline

The deadlines are Dec. 1st for History and Dec. 15th for History of Science.

God and the Stars

Saturday, September 23, 2017