November 3, 2017

Craig Wilder to give the Capps Lecture on Friday, November 3, 2017 (open to the public) at the 2017 National Humanities Conference taking place in Boston from November 2-5.

The Walter H. Capps Memorial Lecture was established by the Federation Board of Directors in 1999 to honor the

October 7, 2017

Charlemagne's Ghost: Legacies, Leftovers, and Legends of the Carolingian Empire

44th Annual New England Medieval Conference
Massachusetts Intitute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Saturday, October 7, 2017
9-6 PM

June 5, 2017

The History Faculty is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 History Undergraduate Writing Prizes, honoring excellence in historical research and writing.  The three awards of $300 each honor MIT

May 11, 2017

"A Process Perspective on Evolution, Lineages and Species"

John A. Dupré
Director of the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society and Professor of Philosphy at the University of Exeter

Thursday, May 11, 2017
4-5:30 PM
MIT E51-345
cnr of Amherst and

May 3, 2017

"Asma's Vision of Ethiopia"
Bekalu Kifle, SHASS Pre-doctoral Fellow

May 3, 2017
1PM in E1-285

The History of the Galla and the Kingdom of Shoa was written by Asma Giyorgis between 1910 and the author's death in 1915.  Kifle considers this work as a departure from the

April 26, 2017

"Borders and railways: from the saint-simonianist chimera to the technodiplomatic disillusion (c. 1850-c. 1900)'

Hugo Pereira
Visiting Scholar

April 26, 2017
1 PM in E51-285

The Portuguese technocratic elites who, in mid-19th century, supported the development