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HISTORY 431: Early Modern Things

How do objects reveal their histories? What can be learned about the past by studying things? The material culture of early modern Europe, ca 1450-1750. Recent work on the circulation, use, and consumption of things, starting with the Columbian exchange which expanded the material horizons of the early modern world in the late 15th century, exploring challenges to the meaning of things in the age of the Reformation and Scientific Revolution, and ending with the birth of consumer society in the 18th century How did the meaning of things and people's relationships to them change over these centuries? What objects, ordinary and extraordinary, secular and sacred, natural and man-made, came to define the emerging features of the early modern world?
Last offered: Winter 2010

HISTORY 433A: Research Seminar in Modern Europe

Students will complete an article-length research paper based on primary sources.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Daughton, J. (PI)

HISTORY 433B: Research Seminar in Modern Europe

Prerequisite: HISTORY 433A.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Daughton, J. (PI)

HISTORY 438: European History Workshop

All European history graduate students in residence register for this weekly workshop, at which dissertation chapters and prospectuses, papers, and grant proposals by students and faculty are read and discussed.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit

HISTORY 439A: Graduate Research Seminar: Modern Britain and the British Empire

Last offered: Autumn 2007

HISTORY 439B: Graduate Research Seminar: Modern Britain and the British Empire II

Last offered: Winter 2008

HISTORY 443A: Human Origins: History, Evidence, and Controversy (HISTORY 243S)

Research seminar. Debates and controversies include: theories of human origins; interpretations of fossils, early art, and the oldest tools; the origin and fate of the Neanderthals; evolutionary themes in literature and film; visual rhetoric and cliché in anthropological dioramas and phyletic diagrams; the significance of hunting, gathering, and grandmothering; climatological theories and neocatastrophic geologies; molecular anthropology; the impact of racial theories on human origins discourse. Background in human evolution not required.
Last offered: Winter 2006

HISTORY 444: Graduate Research Seminar: Gender in Science, Medicine, and Engineering (FEMGEN 444)

Theory and practice of gender in STEM. 1. "Fix the Numbers of Women" focuses on increasing women's participation; 2. "Fix the Institutions" promotes gender equality in careers through structural change in research organizations; 3. "Fix the Knowledge" or "gendered innovations" stimulates excellence in science and technology by integrating gender analysis into research. Seminar explores harnessing the creative power of gender analysis to enhance knowledge and spark innovation.
Last offered: Autumn 2014

HISTORY 444C: The History of the Body in Science, Medicine, and Culture (HISTORY 244C)

The human body as a natural and cultural object, historicized. The crosscultural history of the body from the 18th century to the present. Topics include: sciences of sex and race; medical discovery of particular body parts; human experimentation, foot binding, veiling, and other bodily coverings; thinness and obesity; notions of the body politic.
Last offered: Spring 2007

HISTORY 445A: Research Seminar in African History

Primary sources such as government records and missionary archives. Students present work in progress. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Last offered: Winter 2014
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