STS 4634

STS 4634

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During Europe's colonial era, the modern museum emerged as a site of cultural and scientific authority. This course investigates the history of imperial collections and collectors, with a focus on Britain and the East India Company in the nineteenth century. Examples of topics include: the "supply chain" for artifacts and knowledge resources; changing conceptions of intellectual property, ownership and access; household versus public versus for-profit collections; museums and the narration of social values and cultural identities; debates over the function or aims of museums and related institutions; the collections and the administration of the empire; the collections and the growth of the sciences; the postcolonial legacies of colonial collections.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (GLC-AS, HST-AS)
Course Attribute (EC-SAP)

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  • 18008 STS 4634   SEM 101

    • R Morrill Hall 423
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ratcliff, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person