Fall 2017 │  
 
5523 – Advanced Studies: History of Renaissance & Early Modern Science │ 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor
Professor Rienk Vermij 
Section 001                                      R 1:30-4:20                                    BL 324

Thematic historical analyses of scientific ideas and practices in the scientific revolution and the ideas and practices in the scientific revolution and the enlightenment, 16th–18th centuries. Includes examination of sources and critical assessment of scholarly interpretations.

 5550 – Topics in the History of Science -- History of the Book │Time & Location Change
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor
Associate Professor Kerry Magruder
Section 001                                       T 3:30-6:20                                        BL, 5th Floor

Historical analysis of texts pertaining to the history of the book and printing.

 5970 – Seminar: Research, Criticism, and Analysis │
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor
Assistant Professor Aparna Nair
Section 001                                       M 1:30-4:20                                        BL 324

Methods and practice of research in the history of science, including use of sources, bibliographical tools, and the writing of research results. Critical examination of different approaches to and interpretations of science’s past development and cultural relations.

5990 – Graduate Survey: History of Science to the 17th Century │  
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor
TBA (coordinator); participating faculty: Professor Peter Barker; Associate Professor Kathleen Crowther; Professor Steven J. Livesey; Associate Professor Kerry Magruder; Professor Rienk Vermij
Section 002                                       T 1:30-4:20                                           BL 324

This course introduces graduate students to the history and historiography of “science” between antiquity and the 17th century. Major themes include the interactions between natural knowledge and religious beliefs and practices; the institutional context of natural knowledge (including monasteries, universities, scientific societies, courts and museums); and the historiographical problem of the “Scientific Revolution.”

Rev. 07-25-17


Spring 2017 │Click here for pdf flyer.


5513 – Advanced Studies in the History of Ancient and Medieval Science │
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor
Section 001 Professor Steven J. Livesey                      M 1:30-4:20                         BL 418

Thematic historical analyses of ancient and/or medieval foundations of science, focusing on the development of particular disciplines or scientific institutions, the relationship between science and religion, or transmission of science.  Includes examination of sources and critical assessment of scholarly interpretations.

5550 – Topics in the History of Science - Islamic Science │
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor
Section 001 Professor Peter Barker                             W 1:30-4:20                        Kaufman 319

A survey of current scholarship, including material intended to advance current research by students here, but also with the aim of providing a firm historical foundation for others wishing to understand the history of science in Islamicate societies. Topics covered will include: the historiography of the 'decline thesis', denials of Copernicus' debt to Islamic astronomy, and scientific activity in the Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires after 1500.

5550 – Topics in the History of Science - Gender Issues in Science, Technology and Medicine │
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor
Section 002 Associate Professor Katherine Pandora     MW 9:00-11:50     PhSc 626

Historical analysis of gender issues in science, technology and medicine, and in comparison with current practices. Topics will include questions in scientific method, particularly the concept of “objectivity,” bio-social theories of gender; gender issues in scientific inquiry, in the development of and engagement with technologies, and in medical thought and practice; media images; and feminist science fiction.

5613 – Issues and Methods in the Digital Humanities│
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor
(Slashlisted with 4613; no student may earn credit for both 4613 and 5613.)
Section 001 Associate Professor Katherine Pandora             T 1:30-4:20                  Burton 208
 
Introduction to the central issues, methods, and tools in the emerging field of the digital humanities.  Digital humanities is an interdisciplinary set of methods, concepts, values, and practices that enable scholars to create and apply new technologies to answer social, cultural, and historical questions.

5990 – Graduate Survey: History of Science since the 17th Century│ 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor
Section 002 Associate Professor Stephen Weldon                R 1:30-4:20                  TBA

Participating faculty: Associate Professor Piers Hale, Professor Hunter Heyck, Associate Professor Suzanne Moon, Associate Professor Katherine Pandora, Assistant Professor Peter Soppelsa

Graduate introduction to selected topics in the history of modern science.  Possible topics include history of biology and the environment, history of technology, history of science and popular culture, history of the social sciences, and history of the relationship between science and religion.

Rev. 10-21-16