January 11, 2017

IAP in Ancient Greece January 2017

Building on the success of ten prior seasons of the IAP in Ancient Italy/Greece  program, the MIT History Faculty and MT Concourse will again offer to between 10 and 15 MIT undergraduate a first-hand experience of Greek art and archeology in the settings

October 14, 2016

MIT Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History

"Cannibal Family Farms: Grotesque Intimacy and Rural Dysfunction in 20th Century America"
Gabriel N. Rosenberg, Duke University

September 22, 2016

A book party was held on campus Thursday, September 22, 2016 to celebrate the publication of books by members of the History Faculty.

  • Sana Aiyar, Indians in Africa: The Politics of Diaspora (Harvard University Press, 2015)
  • Lerna Ekmekcioglu, Recovering Armenia:
September 16, 2016

MIT Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History

"South Asia's Coastal Frontiers"
Sunil Amrith
Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Harvard University

In the environmental history of South Asia, forests, not the coasts or the seas, have

September 15, 2016

Christopher Capozzola and colleague awarded grant for 2017 NEH Summer Institute

Christopher Capozzola and a colleague, historian Ann-Marie Gleeson, have been awarded a $172K grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to host a summer institute for secondary

September 14, 2016

Architecture at the End of the Earth explores the Russian North and its multifaceted architectural legacy through the photographs of the historian, slavicist and photographer William Craft Brumfield.  Over the past four decades, Brmfield has traveled extensively in Russia, documenting and

September 6, 2016

The MIT History Faculty extends a warm welcome to its new members: Pouya Alimagham, Lecturer in history of the Middle East, Douglas Michael O'Reagan, Digital

June 3, 2016

The History Faculty is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 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: