News and Events

Poetry Reading: PRF member Winifred Hughes reads from her work at the Princeton Public Library, Monday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.


National Book Critics Circle Nomination: PRF member Shelly Frisch has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for “Dietrich and Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives” (Liverigh).

Publication: Bob Craig has published Starting from Scratch: The First Building Tradesmen of Middlesex County, about seventeenth-century building tradesmen in Middlesex County, NJ. It is the culmination of several years’ research, and was the subject of a PRF Work in Progress meeting several years ago.

PRF member publication featured: Maureen Mulvihill’s work on early modern emblem books, as published in Appositions, August 2015, is featured here.

Course Offering: PRF member Winifred Hughes Spar, Ph.D., offers The Literary Language of NatureThursdays, 7:30 – 9:00PM, January 7 – February 11, 2016 (6 weeks).                        Course Fee: $140;  Special Watershed Member Course Fee: $90.  Register online at   Enrollment is open to adults only; class size is limited – reserve your spot now!  Location: Watershed Center, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ  08534

Interview: Legendary geneticist and PRF member Evelyn Witkin reflects on the earliest days of a new science and her groundbreaking work on how DNA responds to damage in an interview in the New York Times, December 15, 2015.

Book event: Shelley Frisch & Michael Wood in Conversation
Dietrich & Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at 6PM
Labyrinth Books Princeton

Interview: PRF member Joan Goldstein interviews fellow PRF member Lara Freidenfelds on her work as an historian of sex, reproduction and women’s health in America on Back Story with Joan Goldstein.  They discuss Freidenfelds’ book The Modern Period: Menstruation in Twentieth-Century America and her book-in-progress, Counting Chickens Before They Hatch? An Historian’s Take on Pregnancy and Miscarriage in Contemporary America.