Princeton students and faculty talk across departments and disciplines. Explore some of the most popular fora among history students below:
American Political History
The American Political History seminar serves as a forum for scholars interested in American political history, broadly defined. Based in the Department of History, the seminar brings together faculty and graduate students from across campus for an exchange of ideas and an exploration of cutting-edge work in this resurgent field. The seminar offers Princeton graduate students a chance to meet with pre-eminent scholars working in American political history and discuss their works in progress.
Program in the Ancient World
Program in the Ancient World enables doctoral candidates with wide-ranging interests in the ancient world to extend their studies beyond departmental lines and pursue work in the languages, history, art, archaeology, and the religions of antiquity.
Black Graduate Caucus
The Black Graduate Caucus works to enrich the quality of life for Princeton University's diverse Pan-African community through cutting-edge academic, social and cultural programming.
British Studies at Princeton offers historians of early modern and modern Britain a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas. Although our focus in the past has been largely on political and religious history, we welcome scholars who focus on social, economic, cultural or literary topics. Our definition of 'British history' is geographically broad, and includes the study of British diplomacy, exploration, trade, colonization and empire as well as the history of the island of Britain itself.
In past years, British Studies has invited numerous speakers to Princeton, which has provided Princeton graduate students with opportunities to meet with many leading scholars in the field. We have organized several lecture series, as well as a number of small conferences. We also, in collaboration with our colleagues at Yale University, sponsor the Yale-Princeton Graduate Workshop, a forum for graduate students to exchange work and forge professional contacts.
Center for the Study of Books and Media
The primary purpose of this Center, established in Princeton in 2002, is to promote research and teaching in the history of books; but as its name indicates, it will include other media as well. The Center will organize a series of workshops, colloquia, and special lectures.
Colonial Americas Workshop
The Workshop is a seminar series for Princeton students and faculty interested in the study of the colonial, imperial, and revolutionary history of the Americas, broadly construed. The series brings together scholars from a wide range of sub-disciplines for the purpose of sharing scholarship, presenting student and faculty research, and discussing problems and trends in colonial history. The series also seeks to create more opportunities for informal interaction between graduate students and senior scholars.
The Davis Center for Historical Studies is named after Shelby Cullom Davis '30, who provided a generous gift to assure the continuance of excellence in scholarship and the teaching of history at Princeton University.
Since its inception, the Davis Center's chief function has been to foster research on chosen themes through a weekly seminar, conferences and workshops. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary approaches and subjects that span different geographical areas and periods.
The program sponsors a weekly Hellenic studies workshop, frequent Byzantine and modern Greek seminars, a lecture series, readings, and occasional informal colloquia and public conferences that provide students with opportunities to hear faculty, students, members of the Institute for Advanced Study, and visiting scholars discuss their work in progress on all aspects of Greek civilization.
History of Science
The Program in History of Science at Princeton University trains students to analyze the development of science, medicine, and technology in historical and cultural context. Students from the history department and other disciplines meet every week for a program seminar, as well as regular colloquia and a yearly workshop.
The Program in Medieval Studies at Princeton University seeks to encourage interdisciplinary study of the medieval period in Europe and adjacent Mediterranean cultures (c.500-1500): art, literature (Latin and vernacular), music, religion, philosophy, science, politics, and economic and social structures.
Modern America Workshop
The Workshop is a seminar series for Princeton students and faculty interested in the study of modern U.S. history. The series brings together Americanists to share scholarship, present student and faculty research, and discuss problems and trends in American history.
Modern European Colloquium
We seek to foster interdisciplinary discussion and cooperation among members of the University engaged in the study of early modern culture in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Americas and elsewhere. In addition to a program of public lectures, conferences and symposia, designed in collaboration with other departments and programs, we sponsor the Renaissance and Early Modern Colloquium, a biweekly discussion group organized by advanced graduate students across disciplines. See Renaissance studies