Society and Health in Historical Perspective
- Students will understand the fundamental questions and methods of the history of medicine; they will develop critical skills of assessing medicine’s complex role in contemporary society.
- Student will be able to read academic literature for seminars, discuss it during a seminar and participate in a group discussion in English.
- Student will be able to read analytically academic literature for seminars, summarise it, highlight the main arguments, and critically evaluate them
- Students will be able to compare the views of different authors on the same subject, analyse and evaluate the ideas of other students suggested during seminar discussions
- Students will be able to discuss academic literature during a seminar and participate in a group discussion in English
- Health and disease in antiquity
- Health, illness and disease in the middle ages: Europe and the Islamic world.
- European medicine in the 16th-17th centuries
- Medicine and the Enlightenment.
- Health, medicine and modernity (1)
- Health, medicine and modernity (2)
- Epidemics and the Making of Modern Public Health
- Medicine and Twentieth-Century Warfare
- Pharmaceuticalization of Everyday Life
- Global Health
- One health
- Digital health
- Historicizing COVID-19
- Participation in seminars
- Short oral or written summary
- Take-home written examinationA student selects one question from a list and submits a written answer (1-2 pages length, or 1000-1500 words). The essays will be checked and assessed within a week.
- Analytical readingStudents' comprehension of an assigned reading material is checked through Perusall - for further instruction see www.perusall.com
- A group presentation at the final colloquium
- 2021/2022 2nd module0.4 * Take-home written examination + 0.15 * Participation in seminars + 0.15 * Analytical reading + 0.15 * A group presentation at the final colloquium + 0.15 * Short oral or written summary
- Bynum, W. F. (2008). The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=363643
- Jackson, M. (2018). A Global History of Medicine. Oxford, United Kingdom: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1668836
- Porter, R. (2001). Bodies Politic : Disease, Death and Doctors in Britain, 1650-1900. London: Reaktion Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=440604
- Amelia Bonea, Melissa Dickson, Sally Shuttleworth, & Jennifer Wallis. (2019). Anxious Times : Medicine and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain. University of Pittsburgh Press.
- Faye Getz. (1998). Medicine in the English Middle Ages. Princeton University Press.
- Laura M. Zucconi. (2019). Ancient Medicine : From Mesopotamia to Rome. Eerdmans.
- Vivian Nutton. (2013). Ancient Medicine: Vol. Second edition. Routledge.
- Wear, A. (2000). Knowledge and Practice in English Medicine, 1550–1680. Cambridge University Press.
- История и философия медицины : научные революции XVII - XIX веков, Степин, В. С., 2017