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
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IIB dal Apr 24, 2017 al Jun 10, 2017.

Lesson timetable

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