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.
A searching discussion about being Asian American at MIT
MIT History faculty take part in panel that explores the complexities of Asian American identity and recognition, at the Institute and in higher education.
How the US Could Really Help Haiti by Professor Malick Ghachem
Foreign involvement is inevitable, but the mistakes of the past can be avoided.
Anne McCants awarded the Ann Fetter Friedlaender Professorship
Anne begins her professorship on July 1, 2021.
Malick Ghachem has been honored with a 2021 Teaching with Digital Technology Award
The Teaching with Digital Technology Awards are student-nominated awards given annually to instructors who have effectively used digital technology to improve teaching and learning at MIT.
Campaign grows to name Navy warship after Medal of Honor recipient of Asian and Filipino descent
MIT History professor Christopher Capozzola speaks with Bob DeCastro of Good Day LA about the campaign to name a U.S. Navy Warship after Fireman 2nd Class Telesforo Trinidad, the only American national of Asian and Filipino descent to have received a Congressional Medal of Honor.
3 Questions: Nadia Christidi on the arts and the future of water
The PhD student focuses on three cities and the role of the arts in helping planning institutions to imagine and plan for possible futures.
Going for the Green and the Gold
The undergraduates of 21H.187, US Environmental Governance: From National Parks to the Green New Deal, took on podcast assignments to tackle pressing issues in the present with much longer histories.
For the pandemic, MIT History opens a course to the public via a free, live webinar format.
Hundreds worldwide joined MIT students in the “History of Now: Plagues and Pandemics“ edition.
Emma Teng on anti-Asian American violence in the US
A leading scholar of cross-cultural identity, social assimilation, and exclusion, MIT historian Emma Teng recently spoke with MIT News about the current crisis of violence against Asian-Americans.
Mark Aidinoff, PhD Candidate: The history of using computers to distribute relief checks
Aidinoff writes, "Since the New Deal, policymakers have maintained faith in the federal government’s technical ability to sort out who is and is not deserving of public support."