Historian of the hinterlands, MIT Professor Kate Brown examines the turbulence of the modern world
Nov 13, 2019
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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