Craig Wilder – MIT & Slavery: Progress and Challenges – DH Workshop Series 2021-2022
Prof. Craig Wilder invites the MIT community to consider the progress and challenges of sustaining the acclaimed MIT & Slavery curricular project.
3 Questions with historian Caley Horan on innovation, risk-sharing, and cultural transformation
Horan recently about her book manuscript, Insurance Era, (now published, University of Chicago Press, 2021) which explores the cultural life of insurance and the role of risk-based thinking in shaping American institutions and daily life during the second half of the 20th century.
Muhammad Ali documentary by Ken Burns debuts on PBS, Craig Steven Wilder Consults
Wilder, the Barton L. Weller Professor of History at MIT, joins other leading experts, historians, and writers to provide input on the script and film for the new documentary about Muhammad Ali.
The 1964 Games proclaimed a new Japan
Back in 1964, there was “a sense of Japan in motion and a sense of a country with a future,” said Nagahara, MIT professor of history. Now, it’s “a country that has lost confidence and a country whose political elites feel very intensely that loss of confidence.”
Haitian president was fighting to stay in power when he was assassinated
The attack on Jovenel Moïse is just the latest episode in the country's long history of political instability.
How the US Could Really Help Haiti by Professor Malick Ghachem
Foreign involvement is inevitable, but the mistakes of the past can be avoided.