William Harvey, Exercitationes de generatione animalium. Quibus accedunt quaedam de partu: de membranis ac humoribis uteri: et de conceptione, Amstelodami: Lud. Elzevir 1651, frontispiece.


Experience in the Premodern Sciences of Soul & Body ca. 800–1650

Research Group Leader Katja Krause

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Research Group Leader

Research Group Leader (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2023)

PhD, Professor, TU Berlin

Knowledge Ensouled: Premodern Experience of the Natural World


Service & Administrators

Editorial Assistant (1 Mar 2020-31 Oct 2023)


Premodern Sciences of Soul & Body


Digital Content Curator, Departmental Assistant (1 Oct 2021-31 Oct 2023)

The Virtual Sourcebook: A Global History of Experience


Affiliated Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2021-31 Oct 2022)


The Physician's Album Amicorum: Humanist Cultures of Knowledge Networking


Affiliated Scholar (3 Aug 2022-31 Aug 2023)

The Science of Children


Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-12 Jan 2023)

Definition and division in medieval Latin commentaries on Aristotle’s Historia animalium and De partibus animalium

Affiliated Scholar (24 Jun 2022-10 Sep 2022)

The Experience of Uncertainty: Generation in European Medicine, 1500-1650

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2022-31 Oct 2023)


Experience as a Way to Certain Knowledge in Islamic Thought


Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2022-31 Dec 2022)


Hortus Indicus Malabaricus: The “Eurasian” Life of a Seventeenth Century “European” Botanical Classic


Visiting Scholar (1 Jul 2022-30 Sep 2022)

Prof. Dr

Knowledges in Transit: Linnaeus's Laplandic Journey (1732)

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Feb 2022-31 Oct 2023)


Heilkunde oder Philosophie? Die syrische Überlieferung der Medizin zwischen Empirie und Tradition

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 May 2022-14 Nov 2022)

Congenital Anomalies in Medieval French Romance and Medicine

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Mar 2020-31 Oct 2023)

The Coimbra Commentaries' Doctrine of Sense Perception


Postdoctoral Fellow (1 May 2021-31 Jul 2023)

German Scientists, their Observations, and Institutional Ties to the New World in the Seventeenth Century


External Advisors

This Research Group is complemented by an interdisciplinary board of external advisors, including:

Peter Adamson (LMU Munich), Dong Xiu Yuang (Shandong University), Steven Harvey (Bar-Ilan University), Roberto Hofmeister Pich (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul), Luís Lopez-Farjeat (UP Mexico), José Meirinhos (Universidade do Porto), Yosef Schwartz (Cohn Institute, Tel Aviv University), Loris Sturlese (Università del Salento), and Richard Taylor (Marquette University).



We work in close collaboration with the following existing research projects:

  • Heirs of Avicenna and Natur in politischen Ordnungsentwürfen (both LMU Munich)
  • Animal Rationale Mortale, Petrus Hispanus medicus, and From Data to Wisdom (Universidade do Porto)
  • Aquinas and “the Arabs” International Working Group
  • Making Mysticism (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) (completed)