Adrift in a sea of change
October 17, 2013In a new book, MIT historian Rosalind Williams examines the deep tension authors Jules Verne, Robert Louis Stevenson, and William Morris felt about technology.
Fighting for social justice
October 14, 2013With U.S. history and constitutional law on his mind, senior Cory Hernandez envisions a society that welcomes all — starting with MIT.
3 Questions: Christopher Capozzola on the history of chemical-weapons bans
September 10, 2013MIT historian discusses the longstanding ‘taboo’ against chemical weapons, and international attempts to eliminate them.
Path-breaking historian Pauline Maier dies at age 75
August 14, 2013MIT professor’s work illuminated the richness and complexity of Revolutionary-era America and the origins of democracy in the U.S.
That ’70s show
June 12, 2013In a new book, journalist and MIT fellow Christian Caryl recounts the epoch-shaping political, religious and economic upheavals launched in the year 1979.
The strangely familiar browsing habits of 14th-century readers
May 22, 2013MIT professor’s book digs into the eclectic, textually linked reading choices of people in medieval London.
Melissa Nobles: Taking full account of the past
May 20, 2013MIT political science professor examines ways societies confront histories of racial and ethnic injustice
3Q: Jeffrey Ravel on the French past and our future
April 4, 2013With MIT hosting a global French history conference, a look at the international growth of — and changes in — the field.
Faculty describe experiments with digital learning on MacVicar Day
March 22, 2013Participants discuss how they are 'reimagining the MIT classroom.'
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AIAA honors David Mindell for ‘Digital Apollo’
January 8, 2013MIT professor’s book earns Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award.
Q&A: Associate Provost Philip Khoury on foreign policy in the Middle East
December 20, 2012The Ford International Professor of History also talks about how an engineering school benefits the humanities and social science community.
Historian Craig Wilder featured in new Ken Burns film
December 13, 2012The head of the MIT History section served as a consultant on the director's latest documentary, “The Central Park Five.”
The mysteries in materials
October 23, 2012MIT senior Shannon Taylor researches 500-year-old artifacts and art to understand and restore materials.
3 Questions: Charles Stewart sizes up the 2012 election
October 11, 2012MIT political scientist and voting expert weighs in on the state of the presidential campaign, the shifting demographics of America, and the tossup U.S. Senate races.