A closer look at the diabetes disaster

In a new book, Amy Moran-Thomas examines how diabetes is reaching epidemic levels in countries across the world.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Dec. 17, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences anthropology latin-america health medicine health-science-and-technology books-and-authors research developing-countries

How to make a book last for millennia

Study of Dead Sea Scroll sheds light on a lost ancient parchment-making technology.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Sept. 6, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: research civil-and-environmental-engineering school-of-engineering anthropology materials-science-and-engineering middle-east history

A “pacemaker” for North African climate

Study shows the Sahara swung between lush and desert conditions every 20,000 years, in sync with monsoon activity.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Jan. 2, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: africa anthropology climate eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences environment geology research school-of-science weather national-science-foundation-nsf

Discovering hidden stories in the Flint water crisis | MIT News

Graduate student Elena Sobrino looks beyond the headlines to study interactions between the city’s people and institutions.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent | June 24, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  anthropology  graduate  graduate-postdoctoral  history  humanities  pollution  water  profile  research  social-sciences  students  technology-and-society  program-in-sts  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Candis Callison SM '02 PhD '10, professor and award-winning journalist, to speak at 2018 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods | MIT News

MIT Institute Events | April 3, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  commencement  special-events-and-guest-speakers  alumniae  history  anthropology  journalism  program-in-sts  shass  comparative-media-studieswriting

A magician’s imperial mission | MIT News

MIT scholar’s book illuminates how magic became a tool for Western “reason” — and helped form the field of anthropology.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | March 27, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  books-and-authors  faculty  history  anthropology  shass  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Stefan Helmreich conducts fieldwork aboard the unique FLIP ship | MIT News

MIT anthropologist is researching how scientists understand waves.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | Feb. 16, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  shass  anthropology  faculty  research  oceanography-and-ocean-engineering  ocean-science

Why some Muslim clerics become jihadists | MIT News

In his new book, political scientist Richard Nielsen proposes a “blocked ambition” hypothesis.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Nov. 9, 2017
~6 mins |

Tags:  shass  political-science  books-and-authors  religion  social-sciences  research  anthropology  data  middle-east

Magic, a microcosm of modern culture | MIT News

Anthropologist Graham Jones has turned a fascination with magic into a career.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Sept. 25, 2017
~9 mins |

Tags:  shass  anthropology  faculty  profile  social-sciences

In search of a meaningful life | MIT News

Popular MIT anthropology course offers contemplation and dialogue on life's big questions.

Meg Murphy | School of Engineering | June 15, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  anthropology  classes-and-programs  shass  philosophy  humanities  school-of-engineering

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