This course will explore the place of visual images and image production in the history of the life sciences and medicine from the Middle Ages to the present day. Topics will include medieval memory theaters; the artistic activities of English Renaissance naturalists; the impact of an expanding print culture on scientific illustration; early modern European anatomical drawings; images of gender; the role of gardens, libraries, and museums as international centers for specimen collection and artistic production; art and European travel; mapping and imperialism; anatomical atlases; ethnographic film and hardening categories of race; photography and the American West; women and medical imaging; and scientific imaging in the age of computer technologies. We will consider especially the centrality of visualization to the history of science and medicine and will examine the intersections of science studies, art history, and economic imperial history.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST Grading Mode: Student Option
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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