July 1, 2017

Call for Papers

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

Keynote Speaker:

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


The History Faculty is soliciting nominations for the 2017 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.


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

April 21, 2017

Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History

"Historical Perspectives on Problematic Human-wildlife Encounters"

Simon Pooley

April 21, 2017
2:30 - 4:30 pm
MIT E51-095
cnr of Amherst and Wadsworth Street, Cambridge

Thinking about

April 20, 2017

"Global History and Global Hierarchies of Knowledge"

Dominic Sachsenmaier

Much has been written about the history of historiography, and many debates have revolved around its future directions. These academic reflections have long largely focused on concepts and institutions - yet

April 20, 2017

A memorial service for Bruce Mazlish, Professor of History, Emeritus

will be held on

Thursday, April 20, 2017

at 1 PM

Samberg Conference Center, 6th Floor
50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA


April 14, 2017

"Aponte's Vision: Towards a Hemispheric History of Black Antislavery"

While most colonial societies of the western hemisphere emerged from the Age of Revolution with independence, Cuba, among the oldest of Spanish colonies, did not. This paper takes us to the Atlantic