Dr. Felicitas Söhner

Department of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine
Centre for Health and Society, Medical Faculty
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Email: Felicitas.Soehner@hhu.de
Phone: +49 211 81 06458 (Department Administrator)

Research Interests

Medical and social history of the 20th and 21st centuries, in particular

 - History of medical child protection

 - History of psychiatry

 - History of human genetics

Oral history and contemporary history

European culture of memory and its biographical processing

Short Biography

Since 2016 Research fellow at the Department of History, Theory and Ethics of Medicine, Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf
2016 Research fellow at the Institute for the History and Ethics of Medicine, University of Cologne
2013–2016 Research associate at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy II, University Ulm
2013–2015 Research fellow at the Institute for History, Theory and Ethics of Medicine, University of Ulm
2012–2013 Research assistant at the Institute of Philosophy and History, University of Passau
2012 Dissertation at the Institute for Modern German and European History at the University of Hagen (Referees: Peter Brandt, Friedhelm Boll)
2006–2009 M.A. degree in "History and Literature of European Modernity" at the University of Hagen
2003–2006 B.A. degree in "Cultural Studies" (Sociology, Philosophy, Literature and History) at the University of Hagen

Memberships (Selection)

Association of Medical History (Germany)

Austrian society for the social history of medicine

Deutsch-Polnische Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin – Polsko-Niemieckie Towarzystwo Historii Medycyny

Discussion Network Eastern-Central Europa of the German Society for Foreign Affairs

east-west forum Gut Gödelitz

European Association for the History of Medicine and Health

German Academy for Ethics in Medicine

German Historians' Association

International Oral History Association

International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology

Society for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology (Germany)


For a list of publications, please refer to the German version of this page.

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