Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

New museum modules for 2013/14

September 28th, 2013

For the 2013/14 academic year the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science are offering three new modules which are specifically designed to make use of our collections and will be taught by the museum director Dr Claire Jones.

HPSC1060 Interpreting Technology (1st year undergradute)

Interpreting Technology uses museum artefacts to explore understandings of the process by which modern technology has been inherited from the past. Students will have the chance to demonstrate their own understanding through the completion of a practical museum project.

HPSC3401 Science, Objects and the Museum (3rd year undergraduate) and HPSC5750M Science in the Museum: Interpretations & Practices (taught masters)

These modules look at the display of science in museums both now and in the past, and investigates the role of museums as a medium of science communication. Students will engage with some of the central issues in curatorship and museology and contribute to the production of an exhibition.

For more information see the module catalogue or email c.l.jones@leeds.ac.uk.

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