Duflo, Lander, Lewin to lead spring-semester MITx courses
January 31, 2013EdX takes stock of last semester’s MITx courses; data will be used to improve education online and in the classroom.
Hard times in Chicago
January 18, 2013MIT anthropologist’s new book recounts the painful aftermath when steel plants suddenly closed in the American heartland.
AIAA honors David Mindell for ‘Digital Apollo’
January 8, 2013MIT professor’s book earns Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award.
Life in BASIC
January 2, 2013Nick Montfort and colleagues examine cultural significance of computer code in new book.
Submissions now open for the Isabelle de Courtivron Prize
December 19, 2012
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.”
School within a school: MIT Concourse
December 10, 2012A learning community in which MIT freshmen explore the sciences, humanities and social sciences in a small, close-knit community (with a kitchen!)
Said and Done for November/December 2012
November 29, 2012Digest of humanities, arts and social sciences
Also labeled: Anthropology, Arts, Awards, honors and fellowships, Books and authors, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Economics, Faculty, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Linguistics, Literature, languages and writing, Music, Philosophy, Political science, Politics, Social sciences, Students, Technology and society
Said and Done for September 2012
September 17, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts, and social sciences.
Q&A: Junot Díaz on his new book
September 10, 2012The MIT professor and Pulitzer-winning writer talks about the people and ideas in his newest work, This Is How You Lose Her — and explains why women form a big part of his core audience.
Said and Done for June/July 2012
July 16, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts and social sciences
MIT's Communication Forum conducts a conversation for scholars — and citizens
April 2, 2012Has explored media and change for more than 30 years
Current SHASS MacVicar Faculty Fellows reflect on teaching at MIT
March 14, 2012New fellows to be named Friday; current SHASS fellows discuss the significance — and the sheer fun — of teaching the Institute's students
Q&A with Rosalind Williams on history in the age of human empire
February 27, 2012New book examines the critical juncture when human endeavors began to dominate the planet.
Cuthbert receives $500,000 Digging into Data grant
February 10, 2012Will support innovative musicology research
Said and Done for January 2012
January 26, 2012The humanities, arts and social sciences monthly digest.
Profile: David ThorburnSubscribe
January 12, 2012Professor of literature and director of the MIT Communications Forum on the past and future of communications.