Science as knowledge production: a pharmaceutical laboratory at Howard University, Washington, D.C., circa 1900. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress
, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-35750.)
This seminar explores recent historiographical approaches within the history of science. Students will read a wide variety of studies covering topics from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, from the physical sciences to natural history and medicine. Emphasis will be placed on: deciphering different theoretical approaches; the pros and cons of different research questions, subjects, and sources of evidence; and what makes for good and interesting history of science.
*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.