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Historian of the hinterlands, MIT Professor Kate Brown examines the turbulence of the modern world
Nov 13, 2019
Historian of the hinterlands
In overlooked spots on the map, MIT Professor Kate Brown examines the turbulence of the modern world.
Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
November 12, 2019
History can help us face hard truths. The places Kate Brown studies are particularly full of them.
Brown, a historian in MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society, has made a career out of studying what she calls “modernist wastelands” — areas suffering after years of warfare, social conflict, and even radioactive fallout from atomic accidents.
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