This page lists some of the activities our staff have gotten up to of late. Some are rather academic, and some are of the more fun variety.
President, International Economic History Association, 2018(-21).
Host, World Economic History Congress at MIT, August 2018.
- “Global History and the History of Consumption: Congruence and Divergence,” in Global History and New Polycentric Approaches: Europe, Asia and the Americas in a World Network System (2018).
- “Q&A: Anne McCants on ‘Waves of Globalization,’ the 2018 World Economic History Congress at MIT.” Summer 2018, http://news.mit.edu/2018/historian-anne-mccants-waves-globalization-world-economic-history-congress-mit-0730
- “Social Entropy and Economic History.” World Economic History Congress.
- “The Origins of Disorder: Why do Nations Fail to Thrive?” Economic and Business History Society, Jyväskylä, Finland.
- “Polygamy, Social Institutions and Long Run Economic Growth.” European Social Science History Conference, Belfast, UK.
- “Economic History and the Historians.” Invited panelist for The Future of Economic History at the Allied Social Science Association meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
- “Fellow Travelers or Frenemies: Socrates and the Eleatic Stranger on the Knower’s Need to Rule in Plato’s Statesman.” Northeast Political Science Association annual meeting, Montreal, Canada (upcoming, Nov. 2018).
- Panelist, Professors Professing Publicly: Embracing a Religious Identity in Academia, MIT (Sept. 20, 2018).
- “Yes, We Can! The Eleatic Stranger’s Political Education in Plato’s Statesman.” Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
- “Eros: You Can’t Live With It; You Can’t Live Without It.” New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Providence, RI.
- Review of Sophistry and Political Philosophy: Protagoras’ Challenge to Socrates, by Robert C. Bartlett. Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy 43.3 (2017).
- “Ancient Insights on Morality and War in an Age of Drones and Cyber Warfare.” Speaker, Leading Jewish Minds @ MIT, Cambridge, MA.
- Co-leader, Concourse/History, IAP in “ancient Greece” (January 2017)
- “Tools for Digital Learning” xTalk 3/3/2016
- “Predicting Primordial Black Hole Formation”, Astrophysics Lunch Seminar at Cornell University 1/27/2016
- In the news: http://shass.mit.edu/news/news-human-factor-series-historian-anne-mccants-innovation-and-economic-opportunity
- “Textile Meanings in a Global Capital: Fabric and Fashion in 18th c. Amsterdam,” forthcoming in Miki Sugiura, ed. Linking Cloth-Clothing Globally, Ochanomizu Publishing (forthcoming).
- “History and the Social Sciences: Past Imperfect; Future Promising” (Editor’s Introduction to the 40th Anniversary Issue), Social Science History, Vol. 40:4, 2016: 525-35.
- “Measuring Prosperity and Preserving Freedom: an Economics Education from Michael Polanyi,” Tradition and Discovery, Vol. 42:3, 2016: 25-34. http://polanyisociety.org/TAD%20WEB%20ARCHIVE/TAD42-3/TAD42-3-final-full-pdf.pdf
- Co-leader, Concourse/History: IAP in ancient Rome.
- Infinite Mile Award
- “The liberal studies curriculum as the basis for an engineering education.” Engineering Studies: Journal of the International Network for Engineering Studies, (Special Issue: Liberal Studies in Engineering).
- “Historical Demography,” in the Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, edited by Hamish Scott, Oxford University Press.
- Public Lecture, Boston Museum of Fine Arts: “Town Dwellers and Market Sellers: Economy and Society in the Dutch Golden Age” in conjunction with Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer exhibition.
- “Making Global Consumers: The Social Reach of 18th Century Trading Companies.” Keynote speaker at VI Jornadas Uruguayas de Historia Económica, Montevideo, Uruguay.
- “Leo Strauss on the Politics of Plato’s Republic.” In Companion to Leo Strauss’ Writings on Classical Political Thought. Brill Academic Publishers.
- “Humane Warfare: An Ancient Perspective on a Modern Dilemma.” In Search of Humanity. Lexington Books.
- “Ancient Political Philosophy and Ethics in War.” Invited lecture for the Charles Carroll Program, Department of Political Science, College of the Holy Cross.
- “Ancient Insights on Morality and War in the Age of Drones, Cyber Warfare, and Stateless Terrorism.” Invited lecture for the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas. Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin.
- Co-leader, Concourse/History: IAP in ancient Greece.
Elizabeth Vogel Taylor
- Faculty guest speaker, MIT KEYs Program, Keys for Empowering Youth.
- Keynote speaker at the CSIE UM 2015 Symposium, University of Michigan.
- Video host for Unit 5: Making Molecules, in Annenberg Learner’s Chemistry Modules. Produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Science Media Group.
- Faculty profile, in MIT’s The Tech: https://thetech.com/2011/04/26/taylor-v131-n22
- “Technological Advances in Physics Pedagogy”, MITx Significant Interest Group presentation, 5/15/2015
- “Formalism for Primordial Black Hole Formation in Spherical Symmetry”, Jolyon Bloomfield, Daniel Bulhosa and Stephen Face, 2015. http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.02071