History and Philosophy Of Science | Perspectives on the Body from the Renaissance to the Enlightment
X705 | 28391 | Professor Domenico Bertoloni Meli
This course discusses changing representations of the body from the
Renaissance to the Enlightenment. By "representations" I mean both
conceptual and visual aspects, thus the course involves topics from
both the history of anatomy and art, as well as broader cultural and
intellectual settings. We shall look at different forms and
techniques of investigation and representation of the body, as well
as their interaction, paying attention to the changing
conceptualization and visualization of the body through time.
Readings will include both primary and secondary sources, starting
from recent works by Kathy Park and Andrea Carlino. No special
knowledge of anatomy is required to take this class.