I recommend Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance by Michael Adas. It's a bit high-level for undergraduates, but it's a great book and should challenge students' assumptions about science and technology.
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This book really fits more into the field of imperial history, but Mark Harrison's Medicine in an Age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies, 1660-1830 (OUP, 2010) was recently recommended to me.
The central premise is that the experiences of British medical practitioners in the colonies (most especially in tropical regions) had a profound impact on metropolitan medicine. It may be worth a look.
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Penn State’s Department of Asian Studies announces Global Asias 3, a conference to celebrate the launch of a new journal, Verge: Studies in Global Asias (published by the University of Minnesota Press).
Call for Papers: Histories of Dealing with Diverse Identities from Antiquity to 1989, Multi-Session Workshop, 8th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference (EDI), Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 6-8 July 2015