Week Three

Thomas Kuhn, Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Week Four

Bruno Latour, Science in Action

Week Five

Reidy, “The Tide Crusade”

Reidy, “Tides of Empire”

Peter J. Bowler, Evolution: the History of an Idea (2009), Chapters 1 -4.

Londa Shiebinger, “Gender and Natural History”

Mary Louisa Pratt, Imperial Eyes.

Michael Dettelbach, Humboldtian Science

Week Seven

Peter J. Bowler, Evolution: the History of an Idea (2009), Chapters 5-10

Edward O. Wilson, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, “Chapter 26: Man”, pp. 271-304

Richard Lewontin, Biology as Ideology (1991), “Causes and their Effects,” pp. 41-57, and “A Story in Textbooks”, pp. 87-104 .

Stephen Jay Gould, “Sociobiology: The Art of Storytelling,” New Scientists, November 1978, pp. 530-533.

Tim LeCain, “Natural Born Humans”

Julia Thomas, “History and Biology in the Anthropocene,” AHR (2014)

Week Eleven

Valencius, The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes (2015)

Week Thirteen

Galison, Einstein’s Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps: Empires of Time

Week Fourteen

Josh Howe, “The Stories We Tell,” HSNS, Vol. 42, no. 3 (2012): pp. 244-254.

Paige Madison, “The Paleontological Imagination,” HSNS, Vol. 47, no. 2 (2017), pp. 255-262.

Reidy, “The Most Recent Orogony: Verticality and Why Mountains Matter,”  HSNS, Vol. 47, no. 4 (2017): xx-yy.

Will Wright- Geological Semantics

Birdie Kushner, “The Question Concerning Reproductive Technology,” HSNS, Vol. 48, No. 4 (2018), pp. 526-535.

Week Fifteen

Londa Schiebinger, Plants and Empire – Colonial Bioprospecting in the Atlantic World

Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt

Londa Schiebinger, Chapter 3: Abortaficients, Part I and Part II

Kristen Intemann, “Who Needs Consensus Anyway?”