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April 2017
Workshop
Acounting for Health: Economic Practices and Medical Knowledge, 1500–2000
April, 3rd–5th 2017, ZiF (Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung) Bielefeld
Convenors: Axel Hüntelmann, Volker Hess, Oliver Falk
Further informations: Poster-Accounting of Health, Fi Programme 20170328

December 2016
Book project: Accounting for Health:
Economic Practices and Medical Knowledge, 1500–1970
Second workshop, December, 2nd–3rd 2016
Axel C. Hüntelmann

The third working group of the ERC project “Ways of Writing. How physicians know, 1550-1950″ invite scholars from a wide variety of relevant fields t to examine and to discuss the longue durée of medicine and economy, focusing on practices and values of economic and medical knowing. The working group will convene three times in 2016–17 in Berlin with the purpose of producing a truly collective volume. Using this mode of collaborative work the contributions will be discussed at the workshops, with feedback from participants and invited commentators.
Meetings will take place in June (17th–19th) 2016, in December (2nd–3rd) 2016 and in late Spring 2017.
Conctact: axel-caesar.huentelmann@charite.de
Further Informations: Programm AccforH II Dez V3

June 2016
Accounting for Health: Economic Practices and Medical Knowledge, 1500–1970
First workshop, June,17th–19th 2016
Oliver Falk & Axel C. Hüntelmann
Further Informations: Acc for health final 2016-01-13

January 2016
Workshop: Das medizinische Gutachten. Genre und Praxis in der Geschichte (16. bis 20. Jhd.), 7th and 8th January 2016
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Gutachten or expert assessments, as transmitted in the archive of hospitals and courts, universities and administrations, are important sources for the histiography. The workshop Workshop_Das medizinische Gutachten_III_Programm_7.8.1.2015 will focus on the material form of Gutachten, on questions of genre and their specific techniques of  knowledge transfer in a long durée perspective from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Contributors to the planned publication of same title will discuss their articles with invited commentators.
The workshop is a cooperation between the ERC research group, the Zentrum für Literaturforschung and the Institute for German Literature of Humboldt University of Berlin.
The papers will be pre-circulated, a registration until 20th December 2015 is mandatory: vera.seehausen@charite.de

November 2015
ERC research group: series of lectures  in USA and Canada:
11 November 2015 in Montreal
Volker Hess: The Paper Machine of Clinical Research in the Early-20th CenturySocial Studies of Medicine Seminar, McGill University, Montreal
16 November 2015 in Los Angeles, CA
Volker Hess: Thinking in Cases. Writing as Practice in Early Modern Medicine, Colloquium of the UCLA History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
18. November 2015 in Standford, CA
Andrew Mendelsohn: Learning in Public: Physicians, Barber-Surgeons, Lawyers, Housewives, Councilors, Neighbors in Early Modern German Communities. CMEMS Workshop: The Long Durée. Time, Rythm, and the Pace of the Premodern Experience. Stanford University, Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
19-22 November 2015 in San Francisco, CA
ERC Paper technology at the HSS Meeting 2015 (History of Science Society)
Roundtable: Worlds on Paper: How Do They Matter for History of Science?
with: Andrew Mendelsohn as Organizer, Alix Cooper (State University of New York – Stony Brook), Staffan Müller-Wille (University of Exeter), Ann Blair (Harvard University), Volker Hess

June 2015
Specimen, Text, Image: Herbaria and Paper Technology - workshop of the  ERC research group to be held at the Forschungszentrum Gotha, June 5-6
2015_Schedule for Herbaria Workshop at Gotha June 5-6

 February 2015
On 16th February 2015, Saskia Klerk defended her dissertation Galen Reconsidered. Studying drug properties and the foundations of medicine in the Dutch Republic ca. 1550- 1700 at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. She did her research at the former Institute for the History and Foundations of Science, which has now merged with the Freudenthal Institute, and as a member of the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities.

January 2015
New: Volker Hess/Andrew Mendelsohn: Sauvages’ Paperwork. How Disease Classification Arose from Scholarly Note-Taking. Early Science and Medicine 19 (2014), 471-503

The first workshop for authors titled Buchprojekt: Das medizinische Gutachten als Praxis und Genre 
vom 16. bis 20. Jahrhundert starts (16th/17th january 2015).

Fall 2014
In October 2014 Alix Cooper and Saskia Klerk joined the ERC research group with the subprojects medicine and natural history (Saskia Klerk) and history of early modern natural history (Alix Cooper).

Juni 2014
Alexa Geisthövel: Totale Einfühlung. Psychotherapie auf der Nervenabteilung der Medizinischen Klinik Heidelberg 1930 bis 1941. Universität Tübingen, Kolloquium Neuere Geschichte, 16. Juni 2014

April 2014
Alexa Geisthövel: Ärzte als Menschenführer. Die neurologische Abteilung der Medizinischen Klinik Heidelberg, 1925 bis 1940. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Kolloquium des Lehrstuhls Europäische Geschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts, 14. April 2014

Februar 2014
Papertech in Baltimore
Volker Hess: Filing hyperactivity: The ditto machine and the hyperkinetic syndrome. John Hopkins University, Dpt. History of Medicine, 11 February 2014
Papertech in New Haven
Volker Hess: Records, files and archives. The material culture of psychiatric research in the early 20th century, 17 February 2014

January 2014
new: Hess, Volker: Observatio und Casus. Status und Funktion der medizinischen Fallgeschichte. In: Fall – Fallgeschichte – Fallstudie. Theorie und Geschichte einer Wissensform. Susanne Düwell, Nicolas Pethes (eds.). Frankfurt am Main 2014, 34-59
The third meeting of the working group 3P (Physicians, Paper, Polis) will take place at the Berlin Max Planck Institute for the History of Science from January 10-11, 2014. Flyer

December 2013
The academic publisher Ashgate has accepted our 3P book project (Physician, Paper and Polis in Early Modern Europe) for publication in the series The History of Medicine in Context.

October 2013
The second meeting of the working group 3P took place at the berlin Museum of Medical History from October 25-26, 2013, with participants from Berlin, Baltimore, Erlangen, London, Oxford, Paris and Würzburg.

August 2013
Ole Dohrmann finished his graduate thesis about the history of fall cases, the publication will be published in the book series „Abhandlungen zur Geschichte der Medizin und Naturwissenschaften“:
Ole Dohrmann: Die Entwicklung der medizinischen Dokumentation im Charité-Krankenhaus zu Berlin am Beispiel der psychiatrischen Krankenakten von 1866 bis 1945. Diss. med. Berlin 2013, 390 pages (magna cum laude)