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.
Shankar Raman wins Levitan Prize in the Humanities
June 14, 2013The $25,000 award supports innovative scholarship
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.
Dean Fitzgerald announces appointments to SHASS leadership roles
June 10, 2013