This semester, I will be the head Teaching Fellow for a new GenEd course at Harvard called Tangible Things: Harvard Collections and World History (co-taught by Professors Laurel Ulrich and Ivan Gaskell).
The purpose of the course is to get students into the archives/museums and get them thinking about how the disciplinary categories arose (and how valid they are).
Along with regular lectures and sections, we have a fabulous exhibit that is open to the public. The core of the exhibit includes objects from many different collections and is on view at the Historical Scientific Instruments gallery in the Science Center through the end of May. We have also placed guest objects in museums and libraries all around campus.
See our write-up in Curated Magazine.