Madness in Modern Times is an online course about the history of madness from the 18th century to the present, in both western Europe and North America. As well as looking at the changing ideas and treatments, the course takes an empathetic perspective to the individuals caught up in the early approaches to madness by looking at their experience of being mad, or of being considered mad, and how they represented those experiences through such means as art and personal memoirs.
Linen jacket by Agnes Richter, a seamstress who was forced into an Austrian asylum during the late 1800′s and who embroidered her life story onto the jacket as an attempt to regain her identity #womensart pic.twitter.com/v2pCwEqsPz
— #WOMENSART (@womensart1) November 24, 2018
This piece tweeted by @womensart1 brings it home, doesn’t it?
Read the in-depth article on the course from the Carleton Newsroom for more!