STS 4634

STS 4634

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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 Spring.

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

View Enrollment Information

Syllabi: none
  • 19097 STS 4634   SEM 101

    • F Morrill Hall 423
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ratcliff, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person