Department of History
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0104
H&SS Room: 4044
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Tal Golan specializes in the history of science in the 18th and 19th centuries, and in the relations between science, technology and law. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley(1997), with a Ph.D.in the History of Science and he taught at the Ben Gurion University before coming to UCSD in 2004.
- Laws of Man and Laws of Nature: A History of Scientific Expert Testimony, (Harvard University Press, spring 2004).
- Editor, Science, Technology and Israeli Society, Special Volume of Israel Studies, (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, Summer 2004).
- Editor, Science and Law, Special Volume of Science in Context , (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, July 1999).
- "Evidence of Things Unseen: The Legal and Medical Receptions of the X-ray in America," Social Studies of Science (2004).
- "Learning to See: The Origin of Visual Technologies in Medicine and Law," Plilim (Tel-Aviv University Law Review) (2003), 3:59-88.
- "Blood Will Out: Distinguishing Humans from Animals and Scientists from Charlatans in the Nineteenth-Century Courtroom," Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences (2000) 31:93-124.
- "History of Scientific Expert Testimony in the English Courtroom," Science in Context (1999) 12:5-34.
- "The Authority of Shadows: The Legal Embrace of the X-Ray," Historical Reflections (1998) 24:437-458
- The history of scientific expertise in various public arenas.
- The relations between science and law in 19th century USA.
- The relations between science and law in Europe-primarily Germany France
- The history of Israeli science
- HISC 107. The Emergence of Modern Science (Lecture course)
- HISC 131. Science, Techonology and Law (Lecture course)
- HISC 270. Introductory to History of Science (seminar)
- HISC 170/270. Topics: History of Science and Technology (Lecture course)
- Laws of Men and Laws of Nature-the history of expertise (Lecture course)