This is the outline for D1 Group 1's class lecture on galvanism in the romantic era.

Starting Points:
- History of electricity and batteries in this era -> Lavosier & Davy
- Turning points that started experiments on muscles and humans -> Giovanni Aldini & Johann Ritter
- Galvanism and it's links to the exploration of life-forces and unseen forces of nature: (electro) magnetism, physiognomy, phrenology, meteorology and vitalism.

Links in literature involve pretty much anything published in this era, as we can link unseen forces of nature and life-forces to most of the poetry in this time period. Need to find some concrete examples / poetry that we can discuss.
^^^Friedrich Shelling's Naturalphilosophie

Notable examples include Shelly's frankenstein, which we can point out in depth why it accurately portrayed this entire era with it's ideas on the scientific fields of chemistry, anatomy, and natural philosophy, and what society's importance was in regards to science.

Include the debate between John Abernethy and William Lawrence regarding the existence of a univeral life force. This debate illustrates the conflicting views on this topic that existed throughout European society.

- Discussion question: Did the time period egg on the studies of galvanism and electromagnetism? Would these studies have been pursued as much 100 years earlier? Was it morally correct and how did these ethical questions affect what researchers were comfortable with?