- David Byrne – How Music Works
- Lawrence Wright – Going Clear
- John Brunner – Stand On Zanzibar
- Articles and Chapters:
- Thomas Haigh – “We Have Never Been Digital“
- William J. Turkel, et al – “Grounding Digital History in the History of Computing“
- Judith Stein – Pivotal Decade
- Brown, et al – Make It Stick
- Stephen Bocking – “Ecosystems, Ecologists, and the Atom“
March – June
- Reading List:
- The Global Cold War (minor field exam list)
- Daniel Bell – The Coming Postindustrial Society
- Martin Campbell-Kelly, et al – Computer
- Jean-Francois Lyotard – The Postmodern Condition
- Michael A. Hiltzik, Dealers of Lightning
- Fred Turner – From Counterculture to Cyberculture
- Andrew Blum – Tubes
- Siva Vaidhyanathan – The Googlization of Everything
- Jaron Lanier – You Are Not a Gadget
- Jennifer Light – “When Computers Were Women”
- W. Barkley Fritz – “The Women of ENIAC”
- Tara McPherson – “U.S. Operating Systems at Mid-Century”
- Steven Lubar – “Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate”
- Paul Ceruzzi – “Inventing Personal Computing”
- Janet Abbate – “Privatizing the Internet”
- Danah Boyd – “White Flight in Networked Publics?”
January – March
- Reading List: Modern European History (major field exam list)
May – August
- Reading List: Science, Technology, and Medicine in World History (specialization exam list)
- Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi – The Worlds of Herman Kahn
- Peder Anker – From Bauhaus to Eco-House
- Stafford Beer – Designing Freedom
- Rachel Carson – Silent Spring
- Jason L. Churchill – The Limits to Influence: The Club of Rome and Canada, 1968 to 1988 (Dissertation)
- George B. Dyson – Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
- Articles and Chapters:
- E.M. Tansey, “From the Germ Theory to 1945,” Irvine Loudon, ed., Western Medicine: An Illustrated History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997), pp. 102-122.
- Myron Echenberg, “Pestis Redux: the Initial Years of the Third Bubonic Plague Pandemic,” Journal of World History v 13 (2002), pp. 429-449.
- Matthew Connelly, “To Inherit the Earth. Imagining World Population from the Yellow Peril to the Population Bomb,” Journal of Global History v. 1 (2006), pp. 299-319.
- Matthew Connelly, Matt Fay, Giulia Ferrini, Micki Kaufman, Will Leonard, Harrison Monsky, Ryan Musto, Taunton Paine, Nicholas Standish, and Lydia Walker, “General, I Have Fought Just as Many Nuclear Wars as You Have”: Forecasts, Future Scenarios, and the Politics of Armageddon,” The American Historical Review 2012 117: 1431-1460.
- Sheila Jasanoff, “Image and Imagination: the Formation of Global Environmental Consciousness,” in Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001), pp. 309-337.
- Richard Grove, “Origins of Western Environmentalism,” Scientific American v. 267 (1992), pp. 42-47.
- Daniel Headrick, “Health, Medicine, and the New Imperialism, 1830-1914,” in Headrick, Power Over Peoples: Technology, Environments, and Western Imperialism, 1400 to the Present (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010), pp. 226-256.
- David Arnold, “Medicine and Colonialism,” in W.F. Bynum and Roy Porter, eds., Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine (London: Routledge, 1993X pp. 1393-1416.
- Mary Dobson, “Epidemics and the Geography of Disease,” in Irvine Loudon, ed., Western Medicine: An Illustrated History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997), pp 176-191.
- Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Yogan Pillay, and Timothy Holtz, “The Political Economy of Health and Development,” in Textbook of International Health: Global Health in a Dynamic World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 132-191.
- Arthur Kleinman, “What is Specific to Western Medicine,” in W.F. Bynum and Roy Porter, eds., Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine (London: Routledge, 1993), pp. 15-23.
- Roy Porter, “The Roots of Medicine,” in Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity (New York: Norton, 1997), pp. 14-43.
- Alex Sayf Cummings – Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century
- David Graeber – Debt: The First 5,000 Years
- John Kenneth Galbraith – The Affluent Society
- Amartya Sen – Development as Freedom
- Mark Mazower – Governing the World: The History of an Idea
- Fredrick Cooper – Africa Since 1940: The Past of the Present
- Morten Jerven – Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics
- Viviana Zelizer – “Human Values and the Market“
- Viviana Zelizer – “The Social Meaning of Money: ‘Special Monies’“
- Bruce Carruthers and Sarah Babb – “The Color of Money and the Nature of Value“
- Bruce Carruthers – “The Sociology of Money and Credit”
- Bruce Carruthers – “The Meanings of Money“
- George Stigler and Gary S. Becker – “De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum“
- Pierre Bourdieu – “The Forms of Capital“
- Mary S. Morgan – “‘On a mission’ with mutable mobiles“
- Michael J. Sandel – What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
- Barry Eichengreen – Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System
- Marion Fourcade – Economists and Societies: Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain, and France, 1890s to 1990s
- Nick Cullather – The Hungry World: America’s Cold War Battle Against Poverty in Asia
- Daron Acemoğlu & James Robinson – Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
- Gerald F. Davis – Managed by the Markets: How Finance Reshaped America
- James Ferguson – The Anti-Politics Machine: “Development,” Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho
- John Gerard Ruggie – “International Regimes, Transactions, and Change: Embedded Liberalism in the Postwar Economic Order“
- Andre Gunder Frank – “The Development of Underdevelopment”
- Ha-Joon Chang – “Kicking Away the Ladder: Infant Industry Promotion in Historical Perspective“
Ian Ayres and Peter Siegelman – “Race and Gender Discrimination in Bargaining for a New Car“
Alvin Roth – “Repugnance as a Constraint on Markets“
Gary Becker – “Discrimination, Economic”
Alicia H. Munnell, Geoffrey M. B. Tootell, Lynn E. Browne, James McEneaney – “Mortgage Lending in Boston: Interpreting HMDA Data“
Roger Rice – “Residential Segregation by Law, 1910-1917“
Devah Pager and H Shepherd – “The sociology of discrimination: racial discrimination in employment, housing, credit, and consumer markets“
Cass R. Sunstein – “Why Markets Don’t Stop Discrimination“
Donald MacKenzie and Yuval Millo – “Constructing a Market, Performing Theory: The Historical Sociology of a Financial Derivatives Exchange”
Fabrizio Ferraro, Jeffrey Pfeffer, and Robert I. Sutton – “Economics Language and Assumptions: How Theories Can Become Self-Fulfilling“
Carliss Baldwin and Kim Clark – “Capital-Budgeting Systems and Capabilities Investments in U.S. Companies after the Second World War“
Valery Yakubovich, Mark Granovetter and Patrick McGuire – “Electric Charges: The Social Construction of Rate Systems“
Andrew G. Haldane – “Tails of the unexpected“
- Timothy Mitchell – Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil
- Timothy Mitchell – Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity
- James C. Scott – The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia
- James C. Scott – Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed
- James Gleick – Chaos: Making a New Science
- Neal Stephenson – Interface
- Mark Granovetter – “Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problem of Embeddedness“
- Karl Polanyi – “The Economy as Instituted Process”
- Brian Uzzi – “Social Structure and Competition in Interfirm Networks: The Paradox of Embeddedness“
- Brian Uzzi – “Embeddedness in the Making of Financial Capital: How Social Relations and Networks Benefit Firms Seeking Finance“
- Greta Krippner – “The Elusive Market: Embeddedness and the Paradigm of Economic Sociology“
- Randall Collins – “Weber’s Last Theory of Capitalism“
- Richard Swedberg – “Max Weber’s Central Text in Economic Sociology“
- Stewart Macaulay – “Non-Contractual Relations in Business“
- Bruce G. Carruthers and Arthur L. Stinchcombe – “The Social Structure of Liquidity: Flexibility, Markets, and States“
- Ronald Dore – “Goodwill and the Spirit of Market Capitalism“
- Diana Rhoten and Walter W. Powell – “The Frontiers of Intellectual Property“
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