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 20, 2016

“Human Rights and Social Movements in Mexico: A View from the Trenches”

Amidst the violence of Mexico's drug war--one that has left 150,000 dead and 30,000 disappeared in the past decade--grassroots activists have mounted courageous movements for justice: they have

October 19, 2016

October History-DUSP conversations

Lawrence Vale, Ford Professor of Urban Design and Planning at MIT will present a talk to the History Faculty and students called "Purging the Poorest from Twice-Cleared Communities: Public Housing in Atlanta and Chicago, 1935-2010" on October 19 at 1 pm

October 19, 2016

The McMillan Stewart Biannual Lecture on Women in the Developing World


"The Arab War against Rape as a Weapon of War"
Miriam Cooke, Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University


Wednesday, October 19, 2016
5 PM in

October 14, 2016

MIT Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History

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

In horror films, why do rural monsters always stalk as families? Times are tough, and that

October 3, 2016

Ancient and Medieval Studies Colloquium

"Charitable Banking and the Transcendental Economy in Italy, ca 1450-1600"

Lauren Jacobi, Assisant Professor, MIT Department of Architecture

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
5:15 pm in 14E-304

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