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Fall 2017 History GR8906 section 001
CRFT&SCI:OBJ&MKING EARLY MOD
CRFT&SCI: OBJ&MKING EARLY MOD

Call Number 66731
Day & Time
Location
M 10:10am-2:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Pamela Smith
Type COLLOQUIA
Course Description This course will study the materials, techniques, settings, and meanings of skilled craft and artistic practices in the early modern period (1350-1750), in order to reflect upon a series of issues, including craft knowledge and artisanal epistemology; the intersections between craft and science; and questions of historical methodology and evidence in the reconstruction of historical experience. The course will be run as a “Laboratory Seminar,” with discussions of primary and secondary materials, as well as text-based research and hands-on work in a laboratory. This course is one component of the Making and Knowing Project of the Center for Science and Society. This course contributes to the collective production of a transcription, English translation, and critical edition of a late sixteenth-century manuscript in French, Ms. Fr. 640. In 2014-15, the course concentrated on mold-making and metalworking; in 2015-16, on colormaking. In 2016-17, it will focus on natural history, researching the context of the manuscript, and reprising some color-making and moldmaking techniques. Students are encouraged to take this course both semesters (or more), but will receive full credit only once. Different laboratory work and readings will be carried out each semester. 
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Department History
Enrollment 0 students (15 max) as of 7:05PM Saturday, August 19, 2017
Subject History
Number GR8906
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To Graduate School of Arts and Science
Campus Morningside
Note CLASS MEETS IN 260 CHANDLER
Section key 20173HIST8906G001

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