The task of history | MIT News

At community dialogue, MIT historians discuss the power of historical knowledge to make a better world.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
May 22, 2018 ~11 min

Tags:  faculty  history  social-justice  slavery  mit-libraries  special-events-and-guest-speakers  haiti  humanities  latin-america  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

3 Questions: Melissa Nobles and Craig Steven Wilder on the MIT and Legacy of Slavery project | MIT News

MIT Community Dialogue series is underway as multi-year research continues.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
April 30, 2018 ~11 min

Tags:  history-of-mit  slavery  diversity-and-inclusion  faculty  3-questions  history  history-of-science  mit-libraries  president-l-rafael-reif  shass  staff  students  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Event explores initial findings from “MIT and Slavery” class | MIT News

Students bring the Institute into national conversation about universities and the institution of slavery in the United States.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
Feb. 23, 2018 ~13 min

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Exploring his depth of field | MIT News

Photographer, poet, and PhD student in biological engineering Corban Swain pursues diverse interests with a keen eye.

Bridget E. Begg | Office of Graduate Education • mit
Feb. 21, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  profile  biological-engineering  school-of-engineering  students  graduate-postdoctoral  diversity-and-inclusion  imaging  slavery

MIT Black History Project launches new website | MIT News

Digital archive features never-before-published image of MIT's first black woman student.

School of Architecture and Planning • mit
Feb. 21, 2018 ~5 min

Tags:  history  history-of-mit  diversity-and-inclusion  urban-studies-and-planning  school-of-architecture-and-planning  community  students  faculty  staff  administration  provost  history-of-science  slavery

MIT class reveals, explores Institute’s connections to slavery | MIT News

Findings show founder William Barton Rogers possessed enslaved persons before coming to MIT; research, community dialogue to ensue.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 12, 2018 ~11 min

Tags:  shass  classes-and-programs  history  community  students  faculty  staff  president-l-rafael-reif  administration  diversity-and-inclusion  history-of-mit  libraries  slavery

How Haiti helps us think differently about history | MIT News

MIT historian Malick Ghachem gets readers and students to look anew at the Atlantic world.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 5, 2017 ~8 min

Tags:  faculty  haiti  history  humanities  profile  shass  slavery

3 Questions: How history helps us solve today's issues | MIT News

Professor Malick Ghachem discusses how historians contribute to problem-solving by identifying the roots and sources of a problem.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
Feb. 28, 2017 ~10 min

Tags:  history  economics  3-questions  haiti  international-development  policy  shass  research  education  education-teaching-academics  slavery

Stealth technology | MIT News

Clapperton Mavhunga’s work uncovers an Africa where technology is abundant and sophisticated.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 2, 2016 ~8 min

Tags:  faculty  profile  technology-and-society  africa  history  shass  program-in-sts  slavery

Policing sex trafficking in the digital age | MIT News

Mitali Thakor works with tech companies and police to understand what sex trafficking looks like today.

Julia Sklar | MIT News correspondent • mit
Aug. 18, 2015 ~6 min

Tags:  research  shass  students  profile  graduate-postdoctoral  technology-and-society  women  algorithms  social-media  program-in-history-anthropology-and-science-technology-and-society-hasts  slavery

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