In this meeting, we will explore the relationship between science and empire during the nineteenth century. We will begin our meeting with a brief lecture on the history of European empire. We will follow this with a discussion of the assigned articles, which focus on two important historiographical themes: feminism and indigenous knowledge. We will conclude with a conversation about how these articles add to the complexity of the history of science and society.
By the end of this meeting, you will be able to:
- Give a summary of European imperialism during the nineteenth century.
- Define feminist history and explain its importance to the historiography of science and technology.
- Define indigenous knowledge and explain its importance to the historiography of science and technology.
- Schiebinger, Londa L. 2004. Feminist History of Colonial Science. Hypatia 19:1, 233-254.
- Hochmuth, Christian. 2006. Patterns of Medical Culture in Colonial Bengal, 1835-1880. Bulletin of the History of Medicine 80:1, 39-72
- You must complete the History Publication Report for Londa Schiebinger and Christian Hochmuth’s articles. Be sure to upload a copy to your Oncourse Dropbox before class. Also, bring a copy (either printed or digital) with you for class discussion.
indigenous knowledge, feminism, empire, imperialism, Scramble for Africa, gender history, authority, hybridity