Undergraduate News

History Senior Alice McGuinness Wins Sachs Scholarship
Feb. 16, 2024

The Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship is one of Princeton University’s highest awards. McGuinness plans to earn two master’s degrees while at Oxford, one in modern South Asian studies and one in forced migration and refugee studies.

Read the Latest Issue of the Princeton Historical Review, Winter 2024
Jan. 31, 2024

Featuring papers written by:

Alex S. MacArthur
Juliette Carbonnier
Anika Asthana

Edited by Sam Bisno

History Senior Sam Bisno '24 Awarded Mitchell Scholarship
Dec. 8, 2023

The George J. Mitchell Scholar program is one of the country's most prestigious scholarship programs. Mitchell Scholars spend a year doing graduate study in Ireland.

Sam Bisno, Sam Harshbarger, Alice McGuinness, and Noah Maxwell Receive Koren Prize
Nov. 17, 2023

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

History Senior Sam Harshbarger Wins Rhodes Scholarship
Nov. 13, 2023

Harshbarger is concentrating in history and is also pursuing three minors: in history and the practice of diplomacy; Near Eastern studies; and Russian, East European and Eurasian studies. At Oxford, he will pursue an MPhil in history. He will begin his studies there in October.

Sam Bisno '24 Awarded Carter Kim Combe ('74) Princeton History Prize
Nov. 6, 2023

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

Read the Latest Issue of the Princeton Historical Review, 2023
Oct. 6, 2023

Featuring papers written by:

Annabelle Duval
Grace Chung
Miguel Gracia-Zhang
Robin Park

Edited by Johanne Kjaersgaard

Husband, Father, Soldier, Student
July 24, 2023

Shaun Cason ’23 ranks among the graduating class’s most promising scholars and unique stories.

Courses to Consider
July 20, 2023

Looking for an exciting History course? Explore a range of courses from ancient to modern times, world history to history of science.

2023 History Honors and Prizes
June 8, 2023

Congratulations to all members of the History Undergraduate Class of 2023.

Caroline Kitchener '14 Wins Pulitzer in National Reporting
May 9, 2023

A reporter for The Washington Post, Kitchener was awarded the Pulitzer for her work on the abortion landscape following the fall of Roe v. Wade.

Zachariah Sippy Awarded Labouisse Prize for International Civic Engagement Project
May 9, 2023

The Labouisse Prize enables graduating seniors to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.

History Major William Nash Wins Gilder Lehrman College Fellowship in American History
May 2, 2023

The fellowship allows him to spend a month conducting research at the Gilder Lehrman Collection repository and other archives in New York City.

History Major Annabelle Duval Named Salutatorian
April 25, 2023

Commencement for the Class of 2023 will take place at Princeton Stadium on Tuesday, May 30. Duval will give the salutatorian address in Latin.

Class Trip Visits D-Day Sites in Normandy
March 21, 2023

Every few years, students in HIS 283: War in the Modern Western World and select members of Princeton's Army ROTC travel to Normandy, France, to visit D-Day sites.

History Futures: A Career Conversation
March 15, 2023

On March 28 at 7:30 pm in Betts Auditorium, join the Department of History for a panel discussion with alumni. Reception to follow.

History Senior Austin Davis Receives Pyne Prize
Feb. 22, 2023

Princeton University seniors Austin Davis and Ella Gantman are the recipients of the 2023 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.

History Senior Shaun Cason '23 Awarded Sachs Scholarship
Jan. 20, 2023

The Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship is one of Princeton University's highest awards.

Austin Davis, Annabelle Duval, and Johanne Kjaersgaard Receive Koren Prize
Dec. 8, 2022

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

History Senior Marie-Rose Sheinerman Wins Rhodes Scholarship
Nov. 14, 2022

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

Johanne Kjaersgaard '23 Awarded Carter Kim Combe '74 Princeton History Prize
Nov. 7, 2022

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

The Trenton Project Presents: Student Documentary Film Screenings Tuesday, September 27th
Sept. 22, 2022

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.

Read the Latest Issue of the Princeton Historical Review
Aug. 17, 2022

Featuring papers written by:

Juan José López Haddad
Margaret Murphy
Dante Sudilovsky
Isaac Wills

Edited by Maddie Winter and Johanne Kjaersgaard

2022 History Honors and Prizes
June 7, 2022

Congratulations to all members of the History Undergraduate Class of 2022.

Two History Seniors Received Dale Award
May 19, 2022

Princeton seniors Jacquelyn Dávila and Shaffin Siddiqui have received the Martin A. Dale ’53 Fellowship to spend a year after graduation pursuing a project of special interest to them.

History Senior Sánchez Awarded ReachOut Fellowship for Public Service
March 24, 2022

Princeton senior Emily Sánchez has been awarded a fellowship from ReachOut 56-81-06, an alumni-funded effort that supports year-long public service projects after graduation. Sánchez will develop a podcast series on the history of Latino communities across New Jersey.

History Senior Siddiqui Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Feb. 11, 2022

He intends to use the award to study the history of medicine in the modern Muslim world at the University of Cambridge.

Elizabeth Baxter Awarded Koren Prize
Jan. 28, 2022

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

History Senior Julia Chaffers Awarded Marshall Scholarship for Graduate Study in the UK
Dec. 13, 2021

The Marshall Scholarship offers intellectually distinguished young Americans the opportunity to develop their abilities as future leaders by studying at a U.K. university of the recipient’s choice.

Joseph Shipley '22 Awarded Carter Kim Combe '74 Princeton History Prize
Nov. 23, 2021

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