D. Graham Burnett's Teaching, Seminars, and Workshops
Professor Burnett regularly teaches the undergraduate lecture course “Science in a Global Context,” which traces developments in science and technology since 1400 with an emphasis on the place of scientific knowledge in the history of cross-cultural exchange, colonial expansion, and modern imperialism. (He co-hosted the 2002-03 Princeton Workshops in the History of Science, “Science Across the Seas: Global Science and Comparative History”). He has also taught seminars on the history of oceanography and on the history of the field sciences. In 2005 he led “Humans and Animals,” a graduate seminar that examines the role of the life sciences in changing conceptions of human-animal relationships and the human-animal boundary in the modern period, and in 2007 he taught a graduate seminar on the relationship between the history of science and political theory, "Science Technology and Social Order," and he has also developed a course on the historical relationship between science and religion. Recent graduate teaching includes the introductory seminar on historiography and historical method, and several seminars in the Humanities Council on art and critical theory.
Burnett and Jeff Dolven have begun co-teaching a seminar entitled “Critique and Its Discontents,” a gateway course for Princeton's new Interdisciplinary PhD Humanities Program (IHUM).
In Spring 2011, Burnett taught a seminar entitled “The Art of Deception: Aesthetics and the Perimeter of Truth”:
Critique and Its Discontents; HUM 599, with Jeff Dolven