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:

May 2, 2016

Early Modern Theater Practices & the Digital Archive: The Comédie Française Registers Project (1680-1793)

International Conference May 19 to 21, 2016

Harvard University/MIT

April 29, 2016

MIT Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History

"The New Muckrakers and the Old Farm Bloc: The Twentieth-Century Politics of Surplus and Abundance"

Sarah T. Phillips
Associate Professor of History
Boston University

“Food talk” has exploded

April 23, 2016


Film in 1916: Screening, Live Music, and Roundtable

Participants:  Historians Chris Capozzola, Lerna Ekmekcioglu, Hiromu Nagahara and Tanalís Padilla.  Pianist and Music Professor Martin Marks

What was the impact of World War I in Cambridge in

April 21, 2016

"Imperial Meditations: Chinese-Arab Connections at the Turn of the 20th Century"

Linking the histories of Britain, China, Egypt, France, Japan, and the US at the turn of the 20th century, Shuang Wen investigates the mediating roles of Western and Japanese powers in the

April 20, 2016

“The Central Park Five” is a Ken Burns documentary film about the wrongful conviction of five young African-American men for a 1989 rape/assault incident in New York City. MIT History faculty member Craig Wilder figures prominently as a commentator in the film. The Black Graduate Student

April 6, 2016

"The Chinese Question and Global Politics in the Nineteenth Century"

Mae Ngai
Professor of History and Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies, Columbia University

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
5 PM in 4-231