Recent News

Robert Tignor, Egyptologist and Historian, ‘Wonderful Mentor’ and Transformative Department Chair, Dies at 89

A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Rd., Princeton, New Jersey, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023.

‘It’s About Surviving. It’s About Continuing Our Work.’

Yana Prymachenko and Iuliia Skubytska are two Ukrainian at-risk scholars visiting Princeton this academic year following the Feb. 24 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Austin Davis, Annabelle Duval, and Johanne Kjaersgaard Receive Koren Prize

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

Corinna Zeltsman's Book "Ink Under the Fingernails" Wins Multiple Book Prizes

Ink Under the Fingernails: Printing Politics in Nineteenth-Century Mexico has been recognized by the Southern Historical Association, the Latin American Studies Association, and the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing.

New Faculty Books: November & December 2022

The Great Power of Small Nations: Indigenous Diplomacy in the Gulf South by Elizabeth Ellis
The Mirror and the Mind: A History of Self-Recognition in the Human Sciences by Katja Guenther
The Art of Discovery: Digging into the Past in Renaissance Europe by Maren Elisabeth Schwab and Anthony Grafton
Merchants of Virtue: Hindus, Muslims, and Untouchables in Eighteenth-Century South Asia by Divya Cherian
Inventing the Third World: In Search of Freedom for the Postwar Global South edited by Gyan Prakash & Jeremy Adelman

History Senior Marie-Rose Sheinerman Wins Rhodes Scholarship

At Oxford, she will pursue an MPhil in history. In her academic work, her independent research has combined her passions for history and journalism.

Burnett Guest Curates Installation at Frye Art Museum

THE THIRD, MEANING: ESTAR(SER) Installs the Frye Collection is guest curated by the research-based artist collective ESTAR(SER), with D. Graham Burnett, Professor of History and History of Science at Princeton University, and Joanna Fiduccia, Assistant Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, as project leads.

"Pushing Cool" Named Best Book of 2022 So Far by The New Yorker

The New Yorker editors and critics choose this year’s most captivating, notable, brilliant, surprising, absorbing, weird, thought-provoking, and talked-about reads.

Johanne Kjaersgaard '23 Awarded Carter Kim Combe '74 Princeton History Prize

The Carter Kim Combe (’74) History Prize recognizes the best second semester junior research paper.

Olivier Burtin *17 Has Published First Book "A Nation of Veterans: War, Citizenship, and the Welfare in Modern America"

The book explores the role played by military veterans in the growth of social policy in the mid-twentieth century United States.

Tiffany Nichols One of Twelve Scholars Named Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Tiffany Nichols joins the Department of History, where she plans to focus on the history of siting highly precise, large-scale scientific instruments. She will also explore the evolving meaning and scope of “clean-up” at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Hanford, Washington.

The Trenton Project Presents: Student Documentary Film Screenings Tuesday, September 27th

The Trenton Project is pleased to showcase student documentary films about Trenton in the 1940s through the 1960s. These films will be available online at The Trenton Project in late fall 2022.

New Faculty Books: September and October 2022

Under Empire: Muslim Lives and Loyalties Across the Indian Ocean World, 1775-1945 by Michael Francis Laffan
Lessons from the History of UK Environmental Policy by Susan Owens, John Haldon, Harriet Ritvo, Tony Burton, Cornell Hanxomphou, and Graham Walker
​After Life: A Collective History of Loss and Redemption in Pandemic America edited by Rhae Lynn Barnes, Keri Leigh Merritt, and Yohuru Williams

As FDA Considers Menthol Cigarette Ban, Princeton Historian Traces Big Tobacco’s Race-Based Marketing

In "Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing and the Untold Story of the Menthol Cigarette," Wailoo documents the history of menthol cigarettes and racial marketing, setting the context for the impending FDA decision.

Colley Short-Listed for the Phi Beta Kappa Society 2022 Book Awards

Linda Colley's latest book, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World (Liveright) has been short-listed for the Phi Beta Kappa Society's Ralph Waldo Emerson Award.

Read the Latest Issue of the Princeton Historical Review

Featuring papers written by:

Juan José López Haddad
Margaret Murphy
Dante Sudilovsky
Isaac Wills

Edited by Maddie Winter and Johanne Kjaersgaard

Pushing Cool Shortlisted for MAAH Stone Book Award

The Museum of African American History (MAAH) Stone Book Award recognizes exceptional new work within the field of African American history and culture.

Peter Wirzbicki Wins Book Prize for "Fighting for the Higher Law"

The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) Best Book Prize prize is awarded to the book that makes the best primary scholarly contribution to the history of the early American republic.

Apply Now: Shelby Cullom Davis Center Fellowship

The Center seeks applications from scholars working on questions related to environment and climate in an historical framework, in any period of human history, and all geographical areas.

Divya Cherian Wins Prize for Manuscript "Merchants of Virtue: Hindus, Muslims, and Untouchables in Eighteenth-Century India"

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) awarded the 2022 Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences to Assistant Professor Divya Cherian.