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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2022-23

HIST 63.02 Reading Artifacts: The Material Culture of Science

Emphasizing hands-on examination of artifacts in Dartmouth’s Collection of Historic Scientific Instruments, this class seeks to study history using 3-d rather than the usual 2-d textual sources. Topics include the rise of American science, science at Dartmouth, the role of experiment and demonstration in science, aesthetics and design of objects, and international trade in instruments.  Students will create and curate an exhibition of artifacts from Dartmouth’s Collection.  Open to all classes.


Barlow Robles

Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:TAS; WCult:W

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Department-Specific Course Categories

Class of 2023 and Before Major Dist: INTER; Class of 2024 and Beyond Major Dist: premodern.


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