Gateway Seminar: History of Science


History of science from the Renaissance through the Age of Enlightenment with additional emphasis placed on England, the environment, and the role of exploration and trade. In linking the history of science to studies of empire and to the field of environmental history this course engages with science as an epistemology: a particular way of knowing, defining, and structuring perception of the natural world that configures human relationships with nature, and shapes social organization in turn. Topics include the sociology of knowledge, science and the state, institutions and organizations, natural knowledge and divine agency, discourse and publication, social order and representations of the other.

Professor Risha Druckman

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Theme (Concentration)

Medicine, Science and Technology


Europe and Russia