Social and cultural history of medicine (2016/2017)

Course code
4S003241
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
Sem. IIB dal Apr 24, 2017 al Jun 10, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 3:10 PM - 4:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  
Thursday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5 from Apr 24, 2017  to Jun 7, 2017
Friday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5 from Apr 24, 2017  to Jun 7, 2017

Learning outcomes

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

Syllabus

Contents: Michel Fouclault and medical history; madness and psychiatry.

Texts:
Michel Foucault, Storia della follia nell’età classica, Milano, Rizzoli, 2011 (first edn 1963);
Michel Foucault, Follia e psichiatria. Detti e scritti 1957-1984, a cura di Mauro Bertani e Pier Aldo Rovatti, Milano, Raffaello Cortina, 2006;
Michel Foucault, Il potere psichiatrico. Corso al Collège de France (1973-1974), Milano, Feltrinelli, 2015.

Further reading, suggested during the course, will not be added to exam requirements.

Teaching methods: lectures plus seminar-like meetings.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral interview.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017