Recent News

Kenji Cataldo Awarded Koren Prize

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

Graduate Student Xiyue Wang Released from Iran

He had been held in Iran since 2016.

Joppan George *19 Receives Hindle Fellowship

The fellowship will support the development of his dissertation, "Airborne Colony: Culture and Politics of Aviation in India," into a monograph.

Maybe the First Plague Wasn’t That Bad, Say Researchers

Researchers, who include Ph.D. alumni Lee Mordechai and Merle Eisenberg and postdoctoral fellow Janet Kay (Society of Fellows), now have a clearer picture of the impact of the first plague pandemic, the Justinianic Plague, which lasted from about 541 to 750 CE.

Keith Wailoo Delivers Keynote at National Academy of Medicine

His keynote address, "Technology, Diversity, and the Future of Health: The Social Predicament of Genetic Innovation," presented a historical review of technology and health and focused on disparities in access and treatment.

Ben Press '20 Awarded Carter Kim Combe '74 Princeton History Prize

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

"The Chinese Must Go" Wins Award

The award recognizes the best book on the history of the Pacific West.

Alumni Journeys

Recent History grads discuss their journeys at Princeton and beyond.

Sandweiss Presides over Western History Association Conference; Princeton Shows Strong Presence

In addition to Sandweiss, Bush, Lew-Williams, and Garrett-Davis were recognized for their work.

Book Talk: Formations of Belief

Labyrinth Books
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Undergraduate Program Committee, 2019-2020

Allison Huang, Class of 2021
Rachel Kennedy, Class of 2021
Rafi Lehmann, Class of 2020
Ben Press, Class of 2020

Alumnus Publishes Article Based on Senior Thesis Research

"Becoming What You Eat: The New England Kitchen and the Body as a Site of Social Reform," by Nick Williams '15, was published in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

Joshua Garrett-Davis's Article Wins 2019 Oscar O. Winther Award

The Western History Quarterly Board of Editors noted the originality of “The Intertribal Drum of Radio,” its scope, and its significant contribution to the field of western history.

"The Making of the Medieval Middle East" Wins Book Prize

Jack Tannous's book, The Making of the Medieval Middle East: Religion, Society, and Simple Believers, received the James Henry Breasted Prize.

Davis Center Fellows and Postdoc, 2019-2020

George Aumoithe
Debjani Bhattacharyya
Malachi Crawford
Rohit De
Sarah Ghabrial
Stuart McManus
Mary Mitchell
Benjamin Nathans
Judith Surkis
Karl Ubl

Campus Vigil: Xiyue Wang

Thursday, October 3, 2019
East Pyne Courtyard

William Deringer’s *12 Calculated Values Wins Kenshur Prize

His book, Calculated Values: Finance, Politics, and the Quantitative Age, was recognized by the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University as the year's best book in eighteenth-century studies.

Law and Legality in Modern Eastern Europe

Friday, October 4, 2019
1:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, October 5, 2019
9:00 am – 2:00 pm