MIT and Harvard co-host
The 59th Annual Society for French Historical Studies Conference
Registration free for SHASS faculty and graduate students 




Conference Theme: Nature and Technology in French History

MIT and Harvard are co-hosting the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, the world’s major annual English-language conference on French history. Focusing on “Nature and Technology in French History,” the conference features 110+ sessions that examine all periods of French history, including France’s colonial and post-colonial past.

Thursday, April 4 – Sunday, April 7
Kendall Marriott on the MIT Campus
Free registration for MIT faculty and graduate students

MIT presenters include:  

Eric Goldberg, Associate Professor of History
Erica James, Class of '47 Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Anthropology
Clapperton Mavhunga, Assistant Professor, Science, Technology, and Society
Bruno Perreau, Assistant Professor of French, Foreign Languages and Literature 
Jeffrey Ravel, Professor of History
Rosalind Williams, Bern Dibner Professor of the History of Science and Technology

Conference Registration
| Free for SHASS faculty and graduate students 

Registration fees for the four-day program are waived for SHASS faculty and graduate students thanks to generous support from the Office of the Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; the MIT History Faculty; the MIT-France Program; and the French Initiatives Endowment Fund in Course 21F.


To learn more, register, find maps, and sign up for live webcasts, visit:
Conference Website  |  MIT History