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:

February 13, 2018

MIT class reveals, explores Institute’s connections to slavery

Findings show founder William Barton Rogers possessed enslaved persons before coming to MIT; research, community dialogue to ensue. Read

February 13, 2018

MIT and the Legacy of Slavery: Reviewing the Early Findings
Friday, February 16
1:00-2:30 pm
MIT Media Lab, 6th floor (E14)

President L. Rafael Reif, Dean Melissa Nobles, Professor Craig Wilder, the MIT Black Students’ Union and MIT Black Graduate

February 13, 2018

Music and Global Modernity: An Interdisciplinary Workshop

February 23, 2018, 1-6pm

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Building E51-Room 275

Workshop Schedule

1pm: Part 1, Keynote Presentation by Mamoru Tōya

December 14, 2017

Associate Professor Christopher Capozzola has been awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie Council on International Affairs (CCIA) to support his new research project, “Merchants of Death? The Politics of Defense Contracting, Then and Now.”