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
Location
VERONA
Period
Semestrino IIA dal Feb 23, 2015 al Apr 18, 2015.

Lesson timetable

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.