Class on digital humanities premieres with tech-savvy approaches
December 4, 2013New class offers MIT students the chance to pair technical know-how with real-world art and humanities projects at local museums.
Dower granted major ‘lifetime achievement’ award in history
November 5, 2013MIT professor recognized as ‘pre-eminent scholar’ in East Asian history.
Lincoln Palmer Bloomfield, professor emeritus of political science, dies at 93
November 5, 2013Longtime member of the MIT faculty was noted for his work on containing conflict and averting nuclear escalation.
Doctor, doctor: Why the job market for married couples in medicine works well
October 31, 2013New study in the growing ‘market design’ field of economics explains how a job-market algorithm helps land couples in the same locations.
Building culture in digital media
October 23, 2013Fox Harrell’s new book presents a ‘manifesto’ detailing how computing can create powerful new forms of expression and culture.
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.
Said and Done for September 2013
September 18, 2013Digest of the MIT humanities, arts and social sciences
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.
Empowering women in Afghanistan
August 1, 2013By placing some women in local leadership positions, an innovative development aid program integrates women into civic life, and may have economic benefits.