October 19, 2020

Watch MIT Historian Craig Wilder and others in the new PBS Documentary that examines African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights

Streaming Now

October 2, 2020

The series Emile Bustani Seminar Series continues next week with a lecture on:


Contesting the Iranian Revolution: The Green Uprisings

In Iran as elsewhere, politics is seen as a zero-sum game. As such, most observers of Iran viewed the Green Uprisings of

September 17, 2020

The Meanings of Masks, series of essays by SHASS faculty on the historical and cultural meanings of masks Read More

August 24, 2020

21H.000: The History of Now

Plagues and Pandemics Edition

Meeting Time:  Fridays, 2-3pm

Register in advance for each session, HERE

July 2, 2020

Join us for a discussion of this film led by Craig Wilder.

Date: July 10, 2020

Time: 5:30 PM


June 23, 2020

The 2018-2019 Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies has been awarded toProfessor Catherine E. Clark, Associate Professor of History and French Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for her book Paris and the Cliché of

June 15, 2020

The History Faculty is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 History Undergraduate Writing Prizes, honoring excellence in historical research and writing.  The three awards of $300 each honor MIT historians John W. Dower, Pauline Maier, and Bruce Mazlish.  This year's reciepients are:

June 4, 2020

For eight minutes and forty-six seconds on May 25th, 2020, George Floyd was choked to death by a uniformed police officer of the city of Minneapolis. In repeating in his last breath Eric Garner’s dying words, “I can’t breathe”, George Floyd invoked a long history of state complicity and everyday

May 13, 2020

Anne McCants , Clues from climate change in history

How, in the nadir of the Little Ice Age, did the Dutch create a Golden Age?  Read More

April 22, 2020

Pouya Alimagham’s book, “Contesting the Iranian Revolution: The Green Uprisings"

Book description

Most observers of Iran viewed the Green Uprisings of 2009 as a '