Honors | Botany & Anatomy in the Renaissance
H205 | 26189 | Domenico Bertoloni-Meli


This is an interdisciplinary course dealing with the history of the
sciences, the history of art and architecture, as well as the history
of the Universities. We will be examining the intellectual and social
transformations affecting anatomy and botany between the sixteenth
and seventeenth centuries. Some of the specific topics include the
creation of anatomical theaters, botanical gardens, and museums
within the universities, the importance of accurate artistic
reproductions of plants and animals (including the human body), and
the rediscovery of Greek learning. The course includes field trips
to the Lilly Library and anatomy lab (optional).