NJCHE Annual Conference at Princeton University
Friday, December 1, 2023
The New Jersey Council for History Education is excited to announce that we will hold our annual conference on December 1, 2023 in person at Princeton University.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Sir David Cannadine, Dodge Professor of History, Princeton University – “Monarchy, Hierarchy, and Class in the Modern World”
Sir David Cannadine joined Princeton in the fall of 2008, having previously held positions at Cambridge, Columbia and London Universities. He is the author of twelve books, and the editor or co-editor of thirteen books, and his interests range widely across the economic, social, political and cultural history of modern Britain and its empire, capitalism, collecting and philanthropy in nineteenth and twentieth century America, and the history of history. His current projects include a study (and a questioning) of collective identities from religious wars to the ‘clash of civilizations’ and beyond; a new history of nineteenth-century Britain; a history of the teaching of history in schools in twentieth-century Britain; and a study of Winston Churchill, Anglo-America and the so-called ‘special relationship’. Sir David was recently knighted in the British New Year Honours List, he has served as a member of a committee set up by the British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, to review the terms and conditions on which government papers are made publicly available; he is also Chairman of the Trustees of the National Portrait Gallery in London, and Vice-Chair of the Editorial Board of Past & Present.
- Stacy Schiff, Pulitzer Prize Winning Historian – “Dilusion in Salem: “The Origins, Evolution, and Ramifications of a Witchcraft Epidemic”
A Pulitzer Prize-winner, Stacy Schiff is the author of The Witches: Salem, 1692, which The New York Times hailed as “an almost novelistic, thriller-like narrative.” Schiff is as well the author of Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Hailed as a “tour de force,” her most recent book, The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams, was named one of The Wall Street Journal’s Best 10 Books of 2022 and also figured on President Obama’s list of Best 10 Books of 2022. Schiff has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities and was a Director’s Fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.
- Dr. Jennifer Keene, Professor of History, Chapman University – “Are You 100% American? Confronting the Enemy Within, 1917 – 1955”
Jennifer D. Keene is a specialist in American military experience during World War I. She served as President of the Society of Military History 2018-2019. She has published three books on the American involvement in the First World War: Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America (2001), World War I: The American Soldier Experience (2011), and The United States and the First World War (2000). She is also the lead author for an American history textbook, Visions of America: A History of the United States that uses a visual approach to teaching students U.S. history. She has received numerous awards for her scholarship, including Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards to France and Australia and Mellon Library of Congress Fellowship in International Studies. She served as an associate editor for the Encyclopedia of War and American Society (2005) which won the Society of Military History’s prize for best military history reference book. She is currently working on several projects related to the upcoming centennial of World War I, including a book on African American soldiers and a new synthesis of the American experience during the war under contract with Oxford University Press.
Please click on the name of each historian above for their websites, which include biographies, publications, and curriculum vita.