Honors | Botany & Anatomy in the Renaissance (HON)
H205 | 27317 | D. Bertoloni Meli


MW 2:30-3:45pm
HU 217

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, IU Herbarium, Greenhouse, and anatomy lab
(optional).