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Mid-term Essay Prompts (choose 1 of 2)

1. Using readings from the first half of the course, compare and contrast the ways differenthistorians have portrayed Western/ European science in colonial settings (e.g. its use, itsmeanings, its interaction with indigenous knowledge and intellectuals, ways it is mobilized).What do they argue or emphasize about science and power in colonial settings?

2. Using readings from the first half of the course, analyze the different ways historians haveused the history of science and technology to understand the creation and intersection ofidentities (particularly race, class, and gender) in colonial and postcolonial settings.