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
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
2013-14 Knight Science Journalism Fellows announced
May 2, 201331st class will study science, health, environment and technology at MIT.
MIT and Haiti sign agreement to promote Kreyòl-language STEM education
April 17, 2013Initiative designed to help Haitians gain technical education.