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  • Welcome to the History Department! Our program is one that is based in the past, yet brings forth the relevance of historical events to modern affairs. As a member of our department, you will access your ability to succeed and harness that success into sought-after professional skills.

  • Dr. Chazelle immersed in the mentoring of two exceptional students. Our faculty members are notably invested in the future of their students. Faculty work closely with their students to provide all necessary resources to ensure their success.

  • Dr. Liu deeply engaged in a discussion with her students. In smaller class sizes, you will have an enhanced form of study where you will build personal relationships, with faculty and students, giving you the advantage of creating a network while also delving further into content and extracting meaning.

  • Dr. Jo-Ann Gross and students stand in front of a series of sparkling turquoise lakes, Seven Lakes or Artuch, that stretch out through the Fann Mountains south of Penjikent in Tajikistan during a Study Abroad Maymester.

  • Students gather outside of Princeton Art Museum during an off campus learning experience with Dr. Paces. The department engages students not only through academia, but also through real world experiences to breathe life into the past.

  • The History department works meticulously with the Education department to promote the success of our students. Our future educators graduate with the ability to not only educate, but also bring the past to life while promoting comprehension and captivation.


History Departments Ice Cream Social this Wednesday

Who doesn’t love some ice cream to get you through the day? Wednesday, October 1, at 1:15pm we will have an Ice Cream Social in the Social Science Atrium with students and faculty.  It will be a great time to relax, chat, and eat ice cream! Hope to see everyone there!    

Dr. Carter leading the New Jersey 350th Anniversary Lecture Series

The College of New Jersey’s own, Dr. William Carter will lecture on, “Why We Should Not Celebrate New Jersey’s 350th Birthday: Lenapes, Land, and the Legacy of Colonialism” Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 5:30 pm in the Library auditorium. Hope to see you there!

Depatment Event: Celebrate Dr. Miriam Shakow’s Book

Celberate Dr. Miriam Shakow’s recent book :Along the Bolivian Highway, Social Mobility and Political Culture in a New Middle Class. History and Sociology/ Anthropology Students will participate in a book-readers-meet-author event. Tuesday September 23, 2014, 12:30-2pm, Library Auditorium.

Special Information Sessions for Craft Classes

September 10, Library Auditorium 1:30-2:50; October 1, Atrium 1:15-1:55 ICE CREAM SOCIAL followed by info session in Library Auditorium 2:00-3:00; November 5, Library Auditorium 1:00-2:00 PM

Study Abroad Fair 9/10/14


Student Activities Fair 9/3/14


Dr. Shao receives the CHUS Academic Excellence Award

Dr. Shao receives the CHUS Academic Excellence Award

Dr. Shao’s book Shanghai Gone has received the Academic Excellence Award of the Chinese Historians in the United States! In addition to this great news, the first review of the book has appeared, by Fulong Wu at University of College London in China Quarterly, one of the most important journals on contemporary China.  This awardContinue Reading

Dr. Chazelle Featured in Trenton Times

Dr. Chazelle Featured in Trenton Times

Dr. Chazelle was featured on the front page of the Trenton Times on Monday December 16, 2013 engaging with her students in the Prison Education Program.  NJ-STEP and Center for Prison Outreach and Education are programs that promote the education of youth in correctional facilities. To see the Trenton Times Front Page please, To readContinue Reading

Jo-Ann Gross sits on America’s Unofficial Ambassadors Board

Jo-Ann Gross sits on America’s Unofficial Ambassadors Board

Congratulations Jo-Ann Gross for been invited to serve as a member of the Advisory Board of America’s Unofficial Ambassadors (AUA). AUA is a non-profit organization devoted to building mutual understanding between Americans and the Muslim World through the creation of new opportunities in education, community development, and the engagement of women and youth. To read herContinue Reading

Matthew Bender Published in Journal of African History

Matthew Bender Published in Journal of African History

Congratulations Dr. Bender for being published in the highly prestigious Journal of African History!  The title is, “Being ‘Chagga’: Natural Resources, Political Activism, and Identity on Kilimanjaro,” Journal of African History  54, 2 (July 2013), 199-220. It’s available online: Being Chagga: Natural Resources, Political Activism and Identity on Kilimanjaro

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