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Linnaeus, Natural History, and the Circulation of Knowledge

Contributors examine the various techniques, materials and methods that originated within the ‘Linnaean workshop’: paper technologies, publication strategies, and markets for specimens. Fresh analyses of the reception of Linnaeus’s work in Paris,…

The Starship Philosophy: Its Heritage and Competitors

Examines the distinctive features of the astronautical philosophy characteristic of the current surge of interest in interstellar spaceflight. Contrasts them with the conflicting features of more Earthbound philosophies in order to elucidate the…

The Lettered City

Rama's classic interdisciplinary study of the convergence of European architecture and literacy in Latin America. He argues the development of Latin American cities functions to reproduce and deploy power associated with European literacy and…

The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality, and Colonization

Written over the scope of 20 years of research, Mignolo argues that European colonizers used writing technologies (like the alphabet) as a weapon of war in Mesoamerica, with subsequent political and cultural projects in the Enlightenment serving to…

Ariel's Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics

Allewaert uncovers the enmeshment of persons in places-- and the imbrication of the nonhuman and the human-- in eighteenth-century American plantations (and the literature, culture, and thought circulating around and through them). Her book imagines…

Worksheet on the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission II

Atomic Bomb Casuality Commission II.pdf
This is an in-class assignment about the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, a US research institute established after WWII in Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to study effect of radiation on humans. The worksheet is based on a couple of…

Worksheet on the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission I

Atomic Bomb Casuality Commision I.pdf
This is an in-class assignment about the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, a US research institute established after WWII in Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to study effect of radiation on humans. The worksheet is based on a couple of…

Comparative History of Sexuality, Health, and Illness

HST850 syllabus.pdf
The history graduate course explores histories of sexuality, health, and illness in the contexts of colonialism and post-colonialism between the mid-nineteenth century and the end of the twentieth-century, with a focus on pertinent issues such as…

Mapping the Republic of Letters

This website provides interactive, visual tools that depict the vast networks of people and information during the Enlightenment. Using archived letters, travel logs, and other resources, it depicts visually the routes traveled by letters, people,…

“Liberté, Égalité, Sororité: The Regime of the Sister in Graffigny's Lettres
d'une Péruvienne.”

Discusses 18th-century author Françoise de Graffigny's important novel (Lettres d'une Péruvienne), focusing on the form of the letters in the novel, which are constructed first in quipos (a peruvian form of communication involving knotted cords), and…

Re-Thinking Colonialism to Prepare for the Impacts of Rapid Environmental Change

Reo and Parker discuss how landscape change similar to what people are concerned about with climate change today has a long history in certain regions. In what is now called the Eastern U.S., colonialism enacted environmental changes such as massive…

How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts

Callison examines the initiatives of social and professional groups as they encourage diverse American publics to care about climate change. She explores the efforts of science journalists, scientists who have become expert voices for and about…

The Right to be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet

Watt-Cloutier gives a biographical account of her work on climate justice in the Arctic region. She discusses her perspective on climate change coming from an Indigenous community perspective. Her notion "the right to be cold" clarifies a different…

A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America

European encountered climates in northern North America that were harsher and more variable than their notions about weather and geography led them to expect. In A Temperate Empire, Anya Zilberstein reveals how colonial conditions generated…

Oral histories of North and South American survivors of the atomic bombs

Consisting of fifty-six oral histories of survivors collected by Mexico-based artist Shinpei Takeda from 2005 to 2010, as well as seventy-three oral histories of U.S. survivors and their supporters collected by US historian Naoko Wake from 2010 to…

Hiroshima o mochikaetta hitobito: “Kankoku no Hiroshima ha naze umareta no ka (Bringing back Hiroshima: The birth of “Hiroshima in Korea”)

This book is about Korean survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Although little-known, approximately 1 in 10 people victimized by the bombs were Koreans who had come to Japan since the turn-of-the-century. Their history…

Mémorial Cap 110

Commemorates the victims of the 1830 shipwreck of a slave ship along the coast of Martinique, as well as other victims of the slave trade. Fifteen human figures stand in a triangular formation facing the sea, orientated at the exact latitude of the…

Hurricanes and Society in the British Greater Caribbean, 1624-1783

This text surveys the British Caribbean from 1624 through the calamitous hurricane season of 1780. Mulcahy examines the various natural hazards that the region was prone to, including food shortages and disease, but focuses his attention on…