March 21, 2017

The McMillan Stewart Biannual Lecture on Women in the Developing World

"Can the Woman Question Be Answered? The Curious Case of France, 1400 to the Present" 

Karen Offen, Senior Scholar at the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research

Tuesday, March

March 10, 2017

Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History

"The Politics of Urban Animals and Waste Recycling in Antebellum Manhattan"

Catherine McNeur
Assistant Professor of Environmental and Public History
Portland State University

Local food has not always been prized

March 3, 2017

World History Seminar

"The Chinese Copycat and the Making of Modern Capitalism"

Eugenia Y. Lean
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

Global structures of corporate ownership we take for granted today are not only relatively

February 28, 2017

"The Guitar and the Tome of Sorrows: Gender, Music, and Memory in the Nineteenth Century Armenian Intellectual Awakening"

Presented by Melissa Bilal, Visiting Scholar, History Faculty

In this talk, I will argue for the centrality of music in the nineteenth century gendered

February 24, 2017

Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History

"Bee's-Eye View: Recapturing the Sensory Dynamism of Montana's High Plains"

Sara Gregg

Associate Professor of History, University of Kansas

Ecological conditions orient the story of species survival,

February 2, 2017


Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Prereq: None

While the prosperity of coastal China’s export-oriented economies have captured international attention, much of the country’s old industrial heartland

February 1, 2017


Ekmekçioğlu and Bilal awarded grant in support of Armenian feminism project
The Gulbenkian Foundation of Portugal has awarded MIT historian Lerna Ekmekçioğlu and MIT visiting scholar Melissa Bilal a $20,000 grant in support of their book and a

January 31, 2017

"Roman Warships in Experiment:  Reconstruction and Sailing Tests"
Hans Moritz Günther, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research, MIT

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
4 PM
Marlar Lounge, 37-252