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How do we live now?
MIT's Council for the Uncertain Human Future convenes small circle groups to reckon with the climate crisis in solidarity.
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News, Research, Features
from MIT's Humanities, Arts, and Social Science fields
Culture is a meaning-making practice.
Anthropologist Heather Paxson on the nature of culture and being part of the MIT community
Ethics, Computing, and AI
Faculty from all five MIT schools offer perspectives on the societal and ethical implications of emerging technologies.
The Sound of a Sunset
MIT's Digital Humanities Lab unveils the
Transformative truth-telling: MIT's Open Documentary Lab
The lab's artists and tech scholars are shaping the future of storytelling.
Joshua Angrist wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Cited for work building the foundations of “natural experiments” in economic research, Angrist shares the prize with David Card and Guido Imbens.
21st Century Democracy
Explore this nonpartisan web resource stocked with research, commentaries, information for policy, and tools for strengthening democracy
Can the world change course on climate?
Political scientist Nazli Choucri on challenges and hopes for global coordination.
The Musical Institute of Technology
Music and the MIT Mission
The Bluest Eye at 50
In a marvelous essay, literary scholar Sandy Alexandre shows how Toni Morrison’s exquisite language renders structural racism comprehensible.
The moral calculus of climate change
In a "mathy" philosophy class, students explore the ethical implications of living in a warming world.
Meet the MIT Bilinguals
Some of the many MIT graduates who focus on both humanistic + sci/tech fields reflect on their MIT education — and their visions for the future.
Planetary change and human health
Anthropologist Amy Moran-Thomas reflects on the deep connection.
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.
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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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