Course Dates: June 26 – August 20, 2017
Professor: Vera Keller
• CRN 42492: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 – 11:50 @ WSB 152 (White Stag Building, Portland)
Graduation Requirement: This class will fulfill both of the following requirements: a Social Science Colloquium and an IC (International Cultures) Multicultural class. If the student has already taken a Social Science Colloquium, this class will fulfill both of the following requirements: an Elective Colloquium and an IC Multicultural class.
This course explores the origins of experimental science in early modern Europe (15th to 18th centuries). We will question the role of art, craft, alchemy, magic, law, travel, collecting, entertainment, the church, and universities in changing practices and epistemologies of natural philosophy. We will engage with recent debates in the historiography of science concerning the relationship between science and locality, society, gender, professionalization, communication and technology. Read More