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Topics in the History of Science


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HIST 201S: History of Science in the Early Modern World

The seminar explores the study of the natural world during the early modern period (roughly 1500 to 1800), highlighting the cultural, intellectual, and political elements that allowed knowledge to be made. In particular, we will challenge triumphal narratives of the Scientific Revolution by examining the ways in which geography and local context affected ideas about the natural world, the role of gender in knowledge-making, and how non-elite and artisanal practices also contributed to the creation of early science. A focus throughout the course will be on how the exchanges between European and non-European intellectual communities shaped contemporary understanding of the natural world. The seminar is intended for graduate students in history and related fields.


No pre-requisites have been entered for this course.


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Brad Bouley   

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