Recent News

New Faculty Books: September - December 2020

Making a Modern Central Bank: The Bank of England, 1979–2003 by Harold James
Power and Time: Temporalities in Conflict and the Making of History edited by Dan Edelstein, Stefanos Geroulanos, and Natasha Wheatley
After the Deportation: Memory Battles in Postwar France by Philip G. Nord
The Experimental Fire: Inventing English Alchemy, 1300-1700 by Jennifer M. Rampling

Global History Lab Receives Grant to Expand Open-Access Virtual Classroom for Students Worldwide, Including Refugee and Migrant Learners

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the GHL is continuing to partner with a worldwide network of universities and NGOs to teach history in these challenging times.

Marni Sandweiss Awarded NEH Public Scholars Fellowship

The fellowship will support the completion of her book on an Alexander Gardner photograph from 1868 that illuminates an interlocking set of stories about westward expansion during and immediately after the Civil War.

Alec Israeli Wins Carter Kim Combe ('74) History Prize

The winner of this year's Carter Kim Combe (’74) History Prize for the best second semester junior research paper is Alec Israeli for his paper, “A New Era in the Struggle for Freedom: American Radicals and the Paris June Days of 1848."

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Neama Alamri and Amanda Lanzillo Join Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

Alamri and Lanzillo are two of five new postdoctoral scholars at the Society of Fellows.

Three HOS Affiliates (Current and Former) Win Awards at the History of Science Society

Emily Kern (Ph.D. 2018), Michael Gordin, and Erika Lorraine Milam won awards for their articles and books.

Faculty Appointments: Laura Edwards and Edward Baring

Next semester, we will welcome two new faculty members to the department: Laura Edwards and Edward Baring.

Two History Concentrators Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Elizabeth Bailey and Alec Israeli have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Teal Arcadi Receives 2020-21 Eisenhower/Roberts Fellowship

The Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Fellowship supports scholars who study public policy.

Professor Willard Peterson Transfers to Emeritus Status

Willard Peterson is the Gordon Wu '58 Professor of Chinese Studies, and Professor of East Asian Studies and History. Peterson is one of the world's foremost experts in 17th-century Chinese history. The transfer is effective July 1, 2020.

Summer Reads 2020: What Are Princeton Professors Reading This Summer?

Six Princeton professors, including Keith Wailoo, talk about how the books on their shelves relate to their work and share what's on their summer reading lists. Many of their book choices reflect their scholarly research and personal perspectives on current crises related to the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice.

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Council Awards Magic "Mini-Grants" for Remote Experiments in the Humanities to History Professors

Four David A. Gardner '69 Magic "Mini-Grants" were awarded to Rhae Lynn Barnes, D. Graham Burnett, Isadora Moura Mota, and Martha Sandweiss.

Article by Wangui Muigai *17 Wins Prize

The Nursing Clio Prize for Best Journal Article was awarded to Wangui Muigai's article, "Something Wasn’t Clean”: Black Midwifery, Birth, and Postwar Medical Education in All My Babies” (Bulletin of the History of Medicine).

New Book by Jason T. Sharples *10

Jason T. Sharples's first book, The World That Fear Made: Slave Revolts and Conspiracy Scares in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020), is available now.

‘We Roar’: Wailoo Sees the Intersecting Vulnerabilities Behind COVID-19 Fatalities

In the latest episode of the “We Roar” podcast, historian Keith Wailoo discusses how race, class, urban congestion and a failed public health system have contributed to the extraordinary gulf in coronavirus fatality rates.