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Prof. Dr. Hans-Uwe Lammel

Visiting scientist

Charité - University Medicine Berlin
Thielallee 71
14195 Berlin

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Research focus

  • Berlin medicine and scholarship in the 18th century

Current projects

1. Der Weltverbesserer Johann Carl Wilhelm Moehsen (1722-1795): Königlicher Leibarzt – Historiker – Aufklärer in Berlin (the do-gooder Johann Carl Wilhelm Moehsen (1722-1795): Royal personal physician - historian - enlightener in Berlin).

Preparation and realization of an interdisciplinary, international conference on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Berlin physician, personal physician, member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences, co-founder of the Berlin Wednesday Society and Enlightenment philosopher Johann Carl Wilhelm Moehsen (1722-1795) together with Professor emerita Ursula Goldenbaum, Emory-University, Atlanta, USA.

The event is held in cooperation with the Mendelssohn Society, the Berlin Medical Association, the Berlin Society for the History of Medicine, the Association for the History of Berlin and the Numismatic Society of Berlin.

Place: Mendelssohn-Remise in the Berlin Jägerstraße

Time: May 20 and 21, 2022

2nd project: Die jüdischen Studenten des Berliner Collegium medico-chirurgicum (The Jewish students of the Berlin Collegium medico-chirurgicum)

In the 18th century, Berlin had a number of important scientific institutions whose fame extended far beyond the city limits. Among them was the 1723/24 merger of professors who had taught at the Theatrum anatomicum, which had been affiliated with the Academy of Sciences since 1713, and their professional addition by other scholars to form the Collegium medico-chirurgicum. Originally intended as a place for the medical and wound care qualifications of military physicians, the institution grew in attractiveness beyond this target group from the 1750s onward. In addition to public lectures and anatomical exercises, the teachers - like other Berlin scholars - had the opportunity to teach privately in their homes. For Jewish young men, who were generally denied admission to study at most German-speaking universities, this institution offered a significant opportunity for career advancement as a physician outside the traditional framework of medical training and to reap the benefits of participating in the German-Jewish symbiosis (Dominique Bourel). So far we know of 132 students in Berlin.

Vita Prof. Dr. Hans-Uwe Lammel

Doctorate with a topic on romantic medicine at the Humboldt University in Berlin 1986

Habilitation with a historiographical study at the University of Rostock in 1999

Cooperation with the Research Center for European Enlightenment since 2002; 2004/2005 Senior Fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna

2006 Professor for History of Medicine

2007 to 2015 Collaboration in the DFG Research Training Group „Kulturkontakt und Wissenschaftsdiskurs“ ("Cultural Contact and Scientific Discourse") of the University of Rostock and the Rostock University of Music and Theatre with three projects

2006 to 2009 Collaboration in the DFG-funded scientific network „Historiographiegeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit (1400-1800)“ ("Historiographic History of the Early Modern Period (1400-1800)“)

2012 collaboration at the research network "Court Medicine" of the University of Tours and the London School of Economics and Political Science

Research stays of several weeks in the library and archives of the Warburg Institute in London, the National Library in Paris and at the Bibliothèque Mazarine in Paris