News

November 14, 2018

This semester, students in 21H.009, "World History and Its Fault Lines Since 1800," are exploring multiple perspectives on imperialism and nationalism with a group of students at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, through real-time video conferences and online collaborations. Their tasks include

October 16, 2018

Kenda Mutongi, Professor of African History at Williams College and Visiting Professor of History at MIT, has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Martin A. Klein Prize for the book Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in

September 13, 2018

Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History: November 16, 2018, The Entangled Histories of the US and Mexican Countryside

Presented by : Tore Olsson
Assistant Professor, University of

May 2, 2018

The History Faculty is soliciting nominations for the 2018 History Undergraduate Writing Prize, honoring excellence in historical research and writing.  There are three awards of $300 that honor MIT historians John W. Dower, Pauline Maier, and Bruce Mazlish.

April 19, 2018

The XVIII World Economic History Congress is taking place on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Cambridge Marriott, Kendall Square from July 29-August 3, 2018. Professor Anne McCants, History, MIT, is the Chair of the Organizing Committee for this major conference.

April 19, 2018

The Human Factor/Insurance and Individualism in the U.S.Interview with Caley Horan who is a United States historian who focuses on research interests in the cultural and intellectual

April 19, 2018

Professor Malick Ghachem is a new addition to the Organization of American Historians' Distinguished Lecturers for 2018-19 as is Professor Jessica Wang, University of British Columbia, who received her PhD from the HASTS Doctoral

March 7, 2018

Four professors named 2018 MacVicar Fellows Autor, Capozzola, Raman, and Smith receive MIT's most prestigious undergraduate teaching award. Read

March 2, 2018

Professor Hiromu Nagahara was recently on BBC radio show on the history of jazz in Japan dicussing  two of the songs that are featured in his  book Tokyo March" and "Tokyo Boogie-Woogie".  You can listen to it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/