Social and cultural history of medicine (m) (2014/2015)

Course code
4S02233
Name of lecturer
Alessandro Arcangeli
Coordinator
Alessandro Arcangeli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Semestrino IIA dal Feb 23, 2015 al Apr 18, 2015.

Lesson timetable

Semestrino IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  
Tuesday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  

Learning outcomes

To acquire familiarity with the field of medical history, a critical competence on its intellectual vocabulary and a first introduction to its worldwide literature; to develop strategies for problem formulation via this mode of enquiry.

Syllabus

Contents: Renaissance medicine and the humoral tradition of hygiene.

Texts:
[NB: asterisked material will be made available via the e-learning platform]
1. Compulsory reading
*Mirko Drazen Grmek, La vita, le malattie e la storia, Roma, Di Renzo, 1998;
Maria Conforti, Andrea Carlino e Antonio Clericuzio (a cura di), Interpretare e curare. Medicina e salute nel Rinascimento, Roma, Carocci, 2013.
2. Optional reading (at least four of the following)
*Alessandro Arcangeli, Del moto e della quiete. Esercizio e igiene nella prima età moderna, “Medicina & Storia”, 8 (2004), pp. 35-55;
*Alessandro Arcangeli, Gioia e tristezza nella tradizione galenica (circa 1275-1525), in Carla Casagrande e Silvana Vecchio (a cura di), Piacere e dolore. Materiali per una storia delle passioni nel Medioevo, Firenze, SISMEL-Edizioni del Galluzzo (“Micrologus Library”), 2009, pp. 171-185;
*Karl H. Dannenfeldt, Sleep: Theory and Practice in the Late Renaissance, “Journal of the History of Medicine”, 41 (1986), pp. 415-441;
*Serena Ferente, Storici ed emozioni, “Storica”, 43-44-45 (2009), pp. 371-392;
*Pedro Gil Sotres, Le regole della salute, in Storia del pensiero medico occidentale, a cura di Mirko D. Grmek, vol. I, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1993, pp. 399-438;
*Genevieve Miller, Airs, Waters, and Places in History, “Journal of the History of Medicine”, 17 (1962), pp. 129-140;
*Richard Palmer, Health, Hygiene and Longevity in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, in History of Hygiene, a cura di Kawakita Yosio, Sakai Shizu e Otsuka Yasuo, Tokyo, Ishiyaku Euro America, 1991, pp. 75-98;
*Elisa Romano, La dietetica di Galeno. Un incontro fra medicina e politica, in Studi su Galeno. Scienza, filosofia, retorica e filologia, a cura di Daniela Manetti, Firenze, Università degli Studi, 2000, pp. 31-44;
* Barbara H. Rosenwein, Worrying about emotions in history, “American Historical Review” 107 (2002), pp. 821-845;
*Andrew Wear, The History of Personal Hygiene, in Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine, a cura di William F. Bynum e Roy Porter, London, Routledge, 1993, vol. II, pp. 1283-1308.
[Further recommendations may be posted at later stage or given during the course.]
3. Suggested reading
Ken Albala, Eating Right in the Renaissance, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2002;
Sandra Cavallo e Tessa Storey, Healthy Living in Late Renaissance Italy, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013;
Giorgio Cosmacini e Martino Menghi, Galeno e il galenismo. Scienza e idee della salute, Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2012;
Sabrina Grimaudo, Difendere la salute. Igiene e disciplina del soggetto nel De sanitate tuenda di Galeno, Napoli, Bibliopolis, 2008;
Heikki Mikkeli, Hygiene in the Early Modern Medical Tradition, Helsinki, Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, 1999;
Marilyn Nicoud, Les régimes de santé au Moyen Âge, 2 voll., Roma, École Française de Rome, 2007.

Teaching methods: lectures plus seminar-like meetings.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral interview, integrated by the evaluation of seminar contribution, if appropriate.