Recent News

How Kevin Kruse Became History’s Attack Dog

On Twitter, he specializes in serialized posts, called threads, that lend historical context to breaking news or skewer a version of history spouted by right-wing agitators.

Princeton Renews Strategic Partnership with the University of Tokyo

Princeton University has signed a five-year renewal of its strategic partnership with the University of Tokyo to further support collaborative research and teaching and boost interdisciplinary scholarship.

Kate Reed Awarded Koren Prize

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

Thomas Conlan and Librarian Setsuko Noguchi Uncover Rare Japanese Medieval Documents

The documents are from Sakuramotobō, a famous temple in Yoshino, Nara prefecture, and were written as early as 1308.

Alumnus Awarded Marshall Scholarship for Graduate Study in the UK

Gocmen '17, who concentrated in History, will pursue an M.Sc. in economics at University College London (UCL), followed by a master’s in the history of political thought and intellectual history, jointly administered by UCL and Queen Mary University of London.

History Concentrator Kate Reed Wins Rhodes Scholarship

She is one of three Princeton seniors who have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford.

Mikaela Gerwin '19 Awarded Carter Kim Combe '74 Princeton History Prize

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

Kotkin’s “Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941” Wins 2018 Arthur Ross Book Award

Professor Stephen Kotkin has won the 17th annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for “Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941,” the second volume of a definitive biography of Joseph Stalin.

Still in the Trenches: World War I and Its Complicated Aftermath

Professors Joshua Guild and Stephen Kotkin, along with other professors, talked with Princeton Alumni Weekly about WWI's enduring impact.

Lozano Discusses ‘An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States’

In two separate interviews, she speaks about her research with News at Princeton and with Jorge Ramos (Al Punto).

Life of the Mind: A History of Exclusion

Beth Lew-Williams spoke with Princeton Alumni Weekly about her book, The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America.

"'Chinamen' and 'Delinquent Girls': Intimacy, Exclusion, and a Search for California's Color Line" Wins 3 Awards

Beth Lew-Williams's article was recognized for its contributions to Western history, women and gender in the North American West, and race in the North American West.

Linda Colley to Deliver Second Annual Arts and Humanities Lecture at University of Dublin

1 November 2018
"Inscribing a Modern World: Constitutions Across Histories and Literatures"

Keith Wailoo Appeared in The Eugenics Crusade, a PBS American Experience Documentary

The Eugenics Crusade tells the story of the unlikely –– and largely unknown –– movement that turned the fledgling scientific theory of heredity into a powerful instrument of social control.

Bound in Wedlock and Nell Irvin Painter Recognized by AHA

Bound in Wedlock received two book prizes, and Nell Irvin Painter was recognized for lifetime achievement.

Davis Center Fellows and Postdocs, Fall 2018

Tom Johnson
Lena Salaymeh
Franziska Seraphim
Mitra Sharafi
Elizabeth Thornberry
Barbara Welke
George Aumoithe
Jonathan Connolly

Historical Aspects of Race and Medicine: The Case of J. Marion Sims

Keith Wailoo discusses the story of Dr. J. Marion Sims, who was praised as a “father of modern gynecology” for his pathbreaking surgical treatment of vesico-vaginal fistula, but vilified because he developed the technique by experimenting on enslaved women in Alabama in the 1840s.