Hilary Term 2015 Seminar Series
At: The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford
‘Visual and Material Culture in the History of Medicine’
Conveners: Dr Erica Charters and Dr Sloan Mahone
Week 6 – 23 February
Lukas Engelmann, Cambridge University
Picturing the unusual: Medical photography from plague to AIDS
Lukas Engelmann concluded his studies in History and Gender-Studies in Berlin in 2009. He received his PhD in History at the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2013, titled “AIDS as a clinical picture of disease. The normalization of an epidemic in the AIDS atlas” (2013). His dissertation engages with the visual history of AIDS/HIV, contributing to a broader perspective on visualizations in medial history and intervening with an interdisciplinary research design into the emerging field of the historiography of AIDS.
For his doctoral research he received a fellowship by the DFG-Graduate School “Gender as a category of knowledge,” spent a term as a PhD-visiting student at the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University and became a research fellow at the Brocher Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland.
He published articles in the history of science and medicine, gender and visual studies and organized various workshops on knowledge-politics and AIDS/HIV. In April 2013, he became a post-doc research fellow at the Institute for the History of Medicine at the University of Zurich.
From May 2014, Lukas Engelmann will be an appointed post-doc research associate at CRASSH following the visual history of the Third Plague Pandemic in North and South America.
Coffee is available from 14:00 – Seminars begin at 14:15 prompt.
Please note there is no parking at the Unit