March 6, 2015

"The Mystery of the Missing Watt: Electricity in the Making of  Modern Tokyo"

Ian Miller, Harvard University
Friday, March 6, 2015
2:30 - 4:30 pm in E51-095

There is no way that Fujimura Seijirō could have predicted what would happen when he rewired the lighting on the

February 27, 2015


"Land and Labor in Nineteenth Century Tamilnad"
Prasannan Parthasarathi, Boston College
Friday, February 27, 2015
E51-275, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

In the nineteenth century the

September 30, 2014

The Double Ninth Festival, which falls on October 2 this year, is one of the most important holidays in traditional Chinese culture. The Tang Dynasty poet Wang Wei wrote a famous poem commemorating the holiday, which begins with these lines:


Alone, I am

September 5, 2014

IAP in Ancient Greece January 2015

Building on the success of eight prior seasons of the IAP in Ancient and Medieval Italy program, this new venture of the MIT History Faculty and MT Concourse offer to between 10 and 15 MIT undergraduate a first-hand experience of Greek art and archeology

August 6, 2014

Chris Capozzola, "The Historian's Lab" in MIT Spectrum, July 21, 2014

May 28, 2014

This exhibition has been redesigned and expanded and is now open at the Museum of the City of New York.


“Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America’s Great Public Spaces” has recently opened at the

September 14, 2012

January 10-18, 2013

Now in its eighth year, this program of the MIT History Faculty offers to between 10 and 15 MIT undergraduates a first-hand experience of Greek, Roman, and Medieval archeology - urban topography, architecture, public and private monuments - in the