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070235 SE From the madhouse to psychiatric clinic (2014S)

Towards a history of mental disease and its treatment in fin-de-siècle Austria

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

The seminar begins with an examination of literature on the history of psychiatry. This will provide the foundation for empirical research on the building of a modern psychiatric clinic in Graz, on the social and clinical profile of its inmates, as well as on the personal experience of patient life. The empirical projects will use the patient dossiers of the psychiatric clinic in Graz, which was created in 1872. The patient files are available in its entirety until today and we will be able to analyze a sample of them with qualitative and quantitative methods.
We will look - among others - at the impact of changes in nosological categories on the diagnosis of patients, on the impact of political, social, and technological discontinuities on the quantitative intake of patients and their social, ethnic, regional, and gender specific composition.

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 10.03. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 17.03. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 24.03. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 31.03. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 07.04. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 28.04. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 05.05. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 12.05. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 19.05. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 26.05. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 02.06. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 16.06. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 23.06. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 30.06. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar approaches the history of psychiatry of the 19th and early 20th centuries with the empirical analysis of patient files. The focus will be on a critical reflection on psychiatry as institution and field of knowledge - a reflection, inspired by social and cultural studies perspectives. The joint work with patient dossiers will offer a unique opportunity to foster a critical attitude towards secondary sources and to develop new perspectives on the social and cultural history as well as the history of science of the Habsburg monarchy.

Assessment and permitted materials

joint discussion of readings, which will be distributed before the seminar; oral presentation of the empirical project, written seminar paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The seminar will introduce the participants to the vibrant field of the history of psychiatry and provide support for qualitative and quantitative analysis of source materials.

Examination topics

the seminar will start with a joint discussion of main secondary readings to develop an idea about the historiography, the methods, and the concepts for empirical work with patient dossiers. During a visit to the archive (Graz), the participants will collect the data for their empirical projects.

Reading list

s. moodle Seite

Association in the course directory

MA Geschichte: Schwerpunkt Österreichische Geschichte; Exkursion und transdisziplinäre Öffnung; SE Österreichische Geschichte im transdisziplinären Kontext (4 ECTS) | Schwerpunkt Wissenschaftsgescichte; Themen der Wissenschaftsgeschichte und Exkursion; SE Probleme und Themen der Wissenschaftsgeschichte (4 ECTS) | MA Zeitgeschichte: Erweiternde Lehrveranstaltung mit Exkursion; SE Erweiternde Lehrveranstaltung (4 ECTS)

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