Posted May 9, 2023
Honoring the scholarship of historian Harriet Ritvo
by Taylor Michael Bailey
Posted September 26, 2022
MIT History Professor shares expertise as advisor to new PBS Documentary Series with Ken Burns.
Professor Craig S. Wilder has been sharing his expertise as an advisor to the new PBS documentary series, that will air on PBS stations Sunday evening, September 18th.
Posted September 14, 2022
Ballet des Porcelaines at MIT. September 27 & 28
This FREE MIT EVENT is co-sponsored by the Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST), MIT History Section, MIT Global Languages, and the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS)
Posted September 8, 2022
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Posted June 13, 2022
Historian Catherine E. Clark to head MIT Digital Humanities Program
Clark, Associate Professor of History and French Studies, will serve as Director of MIT Digital Humanities starting 1 June, 2022. She is a cultural historian of modern Europe, whose research is concerned with how the visual produces knowledge. As Director of MIT Digital Humanities, she follows Stephanie Frampton, Associate Professor of Classical Literature, who we thank for superb leadership of the program over the past two years.
Posted May 24, 2022
Historian Lerna Ekmekçioğlu to head Womens & Gender Studies
Ekmekçioğlu, the McMillan-Stewart Associate Professor of History and winner of the 2016 Levitan Teaching Award, will succeed Helen Elaine Lee, Professor of Writing, whose many contributions to MIT and MIT-WGS include co-founding the My Sister's Keeper Program. Warmest thanks Helen! Congratulations Lerna!
Posted May 24, 2022
Unintended Lessons of Revolution: Student Teachers and Political Radicalism in Twentieth-Century Mexico by Tanalís Padilla
This new book by Professor Padilla traces the history of the rural normales, showing how they became sites of radical politics.
Posted January 18, 2022
Spring 2022 Special Topics Subject! 21H.S04: MIT South Asian Oral History and Digital Archive Project
Join Professor Sana Aiyar, Associate Professor of History, in a History Lab – a unique class that documents the remarkable story of South Asia and MIT.
Posted November 30, 2021
Craig Wilder-MIT & Slavery: Progress and Challenges-DH Workshop Series 2021-2022
Prof. Craig Wilder invites the MIT community to consider the progress and challenges of sustaining the acclaimed MIT & Slavery curricular project.
Posted October 25, 2021
3 Questions with historian Caley Horan on innovation, risk-sharing, and cultural transformation
Horan recently about her book manuscript, Insurance Era, (now published, University of Chicago Press, 2021) which explores the cultural life of insurance and the role of risk-based thinking in shaping American institutions and daily life during the second half of the 20th century.
Posted June 10, 2021
Anne McCants awarded the Ann Fetter Friedlaender Professorship
Anne begins her professorship on July 1, 2021.
Posted June 8, 2021
Malick Ghachem has been honored with a 2021 Teaching with Digital Technology Award
The Teaching with Digital Technology Awards are student-nominated awards given annually to instructors who have effectively used digital technology to improve teaching and learning at MIT.
Posted June 7, 2021
Posted March 30, 2021
A Letter from President Reif: Supporting our Asian community in a difficult time
MIT’s president writes to the community following the tragedies in Georgia and surging anti-Asian violence.
Posted March 25, 2021
Lerna Ekmekçioğlu's book Recovering Armenia is out in Turkish translation
Lerna Ekmekcioglu investigates how Armenians recovered their identity within these drastically changing political conditions.
Posted February 11, 2021
History at MIT Welcomes Feruza Aripova
Feruza Aripova will be joining us for the Spring '21 term as a Russian History lecturer
Posted January 22, 2021
Brand New History Subjects Offered in Spring 2021!
The following subjects are new to the History curriculum and are being offered for the first time this spring.
Posted December 22, 2020
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