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News, Research, and Features
February 2021 Edition
The Bluest Eye
In a marvelous new essay, MIT literary scholar Sandy Alexandre shows how Toni Morrison’s exquisite language renders structural racism comprehensible.
In Song Kim receives the 2021 Levitan Prize.
New project will advance trade theory and the ability of citizens to influence public policy-making.
On planetary change and human health
MIT anthropologist Amy Moran-Thomas reflects on the deep connection.
The Musical Institute of Technology
Music and the MIT mission
Making A Just Society
Humanistic Resources for Racial Equity & Social Justice
Nonpartisan research + analysis from the MIT Election Data & Science Lab
Ethics, Computing, and AI
Faculty from all five MIT schools offer perspectives on the societal and ethical implications of emerging technologies.
Looking at justice through the lens of political theory
In Bernardo Zacka's 17.01 class, MIT students explore human values and competing theories of justice.
Integrating ethics into a technical curriculum
Philosophers Marion Boulicault and Milo Phillips-Brown are teaching ethics as a set of skills.
The moral calculus of climate change
In a "mathy" philosophy class, students explore the ethical implications of living in a warming world.
Undergrads, take a virtual tour of MIT's Humanities, Arts, and Social Science fields. Discover which options are the most meaningful for your goals.
Tour the Fields of Study
100% of MIT undergraduates study the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
Mens et Manus in the History Workshop
"The past is an excellent laboratory," says Anne McCants, Professor of History. In a hands-on history class (21H.343), MIT students gain insights about human systems by building a handset printing press — the kind of press on which the documents of the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution were printed.
Video + Story
Shaping public policy in the nation's capital
With an education in the humanities, engineering, and political science, Samuel Rodarte Jr. '13 joined generations of alumni who have put their MIT skills to work in Washington, DC. "Laws are written here," says Rodarte. "One detail is changed and millions of lives are transformed."
Impact: Making A Better World
Discover how MIT's social sciences, arts, and humanities help solve the political, cultural, and economic dimensions of major global issues.
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Help solve the political, cultural, and economic dimensions of climate change.
MIT Climate Portal: Humanistic Research and Perspectives