The MIT History Faculty offers about 70 subjects in the areas of Ancient, North American, European, East Asian, and Middle Eastern history. Students are encouraged to study the past from a variety of perspectives - social, economic, cultural, and political - and to understand the world they inhabit as a product of historical processes.

Undergraduates can concentrate, minor, and major in History. In addition, the History Faculty collaborates with the MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society, and the Anthropology Program, to offer the doctoral program in the History and Social Study of Science and Technology.

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Recent Submissions

  • 21H.244 Imperial and Revolutionary Russia: Culture and Politics, 1700-1917, Fall 2012 

    Wood, Elizabeth A. (2012-12)
    This course analyzes Russia's social, cultural, and political heritage in the 18th and 19th centuries, up to and including the Russian Revolution of 1917. It compares reforming and revolutionary impulses in the context of ...
  • 21H.302 The Ancient World: Rome, Spring 2005 

    Broadhead, William (2005-06)
    This course elaborates the history of Rome from its humble beginnings to the fifth century A.D. The first half of the course covers Kingship to Republican form; the conquest of Italy; Roman expansion: Pyrrhus, Punic Wars ...
  • 21H.102 The Emergence of Modern America 1865-Present, Spring 2003 

    Faculty, History Department (2003-06)
    This subject studies the changing structure of American politics, economics, and society from the end of the Civil War to the present. We will consider secondary historical accounts and primary documents to examine some ...

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