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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Learning from Alzheimer's Disease

Learning from Alzheimer's Disease

A History of Biomedical Models of Mental Illness

 

Welcome to the webpage of the junior research group "Learning from Alzheimer's Disease. A History of Biomedical Models of Mental Illness". The group is led by Lara Keuck and is located at the Department of History of the Humboldt University of Berlin. The group is funded through The Branco Weiss Fellowship - Society in Science at ETH Zurich.

 

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News

 

Announcements

 

Lara Keuck contributes a research video to the History of Science ON CALL project of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. This collaborative solidarity project is an initiative of Professor Dagmar Schäfer, Lisa Onaga and Stephanie Hood and disseminates reflections on the role of research in the humanities during the Corona pandemic.

 

This spring Alfred Freeborn was a Stipendiat at the German Historical Institute London where he carried out further research at the UK National Archives. He presented his doctoral thesis on biological psychiatry in post-WWII Britain and the rediscovery of the schizophrenic brain on 4th February at the GHIL Colloquium.

 

Talks of the Research Group:

 

The American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division) will host an invited panel with Lara Keuck on "Scope Validity in Medicine" at their 2020 meeting. Lara's contribution will tackle validation problems in biomedical research, and will be discussed by Prof. Miriam Solomon (Philadelphia), Prof. Maël Lemoine (Bordeaux), Prof. Jan-Willem Romeijn (Utrecht) and Dr. Linda Douw (Amsterdam). The panel will be chaired by Prof. Kathryn Tabb (New York).

 

recent talks:

 

4 Feburary 2020:

Alfred Freeborn: "The Biological Revolution. Biological Psychiatry in post-WWII Britain and the rediscovery of the schizophrenic brain", GHIL Colloquium, German Historical Institute, UK.

 

14 – 15 May 2020 (postponed due to the Covid19 pandemic):

Lara Keuck:"Contested classifications and their implications", invited Speaker at the Workshop organized by Joeri Witteveen, University of Copenhagen, DK.

 

12 – 13 June 2020 (postponed due to the Covid19 pandemic):

Lara Keuck: "Provenance: Interdisciplinary Conversations", invited Speaker at the Workshop organized by Emma Hagström Molin, University of Uppsala, SWE.

 

18 – 22 November 2020:

Kathryn Tabb and Lara Keuck: "Scoping Precision Medicine", accepted Paper at the Symposium "Precision Medicine as Promissiory Science: The Epistemology and Ethics of a "Health Care Revolution" organized by James Tabery and Sara Green, 27th Biennal Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Baltimore, MD, USA.