History of Science

History 275S.001

Fall 2010
Instructor: 
Mazzotti
Location: 
2231 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Tu 4-6P
CCN: 
3984
Units: 
Units

This seminar will provide an advanced introduction to the study of science as a proper subject of historical inquiry. We shall read and discuss recent research in the history of science from the seventeenth century to the present, and thus critically engage with key themes and approaches in this field. Topics will include the scientific revolution, the Galileo affair, Enlightenment science, science and empire, science and democracy, the raise of technoscience. In particular, we shall pay attention to the ways in which historians and sociologists have reconstructed the complex interaction of science, technology, and society in the making of the modern world.