Histories of Science and Technology

HISTORY 549S

This course introduces students to methods in the history of science and technology, with attention to global and interdisciplinary perspectives. In addition to various historical approaches, readings may also include work in ethnography, feminist theory, postcolonial studies, Science & Technology Studies (STS), environmental studies, and other related fields. Particular emphasis will be placed on understandings of materials and material agency, as well as situating a range of themes central to modern science and technology—such as quantification, innovation, infrastructure, and information—within broader historical contexts.

Crosslisting Numbers

GLHLTH 549S;SCISOC 549S

Curriculum Codes: 

CCI, CZ, SS, STS

Theme (Concentration)

Medicine, Science and Technology

Region

Global and Comparative