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Course Structure at a Glance

Week Lecture Topics Tutorial Focus
25 - 31 July The New Sciences and the Body No Tutorial in First Week
1 - 7 August Reason and the Passions, c. 1690-1840 (please note there is no on campus lecture. An audio recording of the lecture is provided) No Tutorial in Second Week
8 - 14 August Childbirth and Medicine, 1700-1840 Reason and the Passions, c. 1690-1840
15 - 19 August Madness in the Age of Reason Childbirth and Medicine, 1750-1840
22 - 26 August Anatomists and the Nature of Variation, 1760-1860 Madness in the Age of Reason
29 August- 2 September The Cerebral Science of Phrenology, 1790-1850 Anatomists and the Nature of Variation, 1760-1860
5 - 9 September Pinel, Esquirol and the "Psychiatric Revolution" The Cerebral Science of Phrenology, 1790-1840
12 - 16 September Darwin and the Evolution of Body and Mind Pinel, Esquirol and the "Psychiatric Revolution"
19 - 23 September Psychiatry and Hereditary Degeneration, 1860-1914 Darwin and the Evolution of Body and Mind
Mid-Semester Break    
3 - 7 October The "Female" Mind: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909) Psychiatry and Hereditary Degeneration, 1860-1914
10 - 14 October The "Female" Mind: Hysteria The "Female" Mind: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)
17  - 21 October Mind, Brain and Body Then and Now The "Female" Mind: Hysteria
Final week of semester will be devoted to research essay consultations

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