June 5, 2017

The History Faculty is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 History Undergraduate Writing Prizes, honoring excellence in historical research and writing.  The three awards of $300 each honor MIT

May 11, 2017

"A Process Perspective on Evolution, Lineages and Species"

John A. Dupré
Director of the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society and Professor of Philosphy at the University of Exeter

Thursday, May 11, 2017
4-5:30 PM
MIT E51-345
cnr of Amherst and

May 3, 2017

"Asma's Vision of Ethiopia"
Bekalu Kifle, SHASS Pre-doctoral Fellow

May 3, 2017
1PM in E1-285

The History of the Galla and the Kingdom of Shoa was written by Asma Giyorgis between 1910 and the author's death in 1915.  Kifle considers this work as a departure from the

April 26, 2017

"Borders and railways: from the saint-simonianist chimera to the technodiplomatic disillusion (c. 1850-c. 1900)'

Hugo Pereira
Visiting Scholar

April 26, 2017
1 PM in E51-285

The Portuguese technocratic elites who, in mid-19th century, supported the development

April 21, 2017

Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History

"Historical Perspectives on Problematic Human-wildlife Encounters"

Simon Pooley

April 21, 2017
2:30 - 4:30 pm
MIT E51-095
cnr of Amherst and Wadsworth Street, Cambridge

Thinking about

April 20, 2017

"Global History and Global Hierarchies of Knowledge"

Dominic Sachsenmaier

Much has been written about the history of historiography, and many debates have revolved around its future directions. These academic reflections have long largely focused on concepts and institutions - yet