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 and Administrators


Visiting Scholar (1 Jul 2020-31 Aug 2020)

A Scholarly Way of Life in the Making, 1470–1630


Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-31 Dec 2019)


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


Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (27 Jan 2020-31 Mar 2020)


The Vegetative Soul and Plants in the Study of Life and Living Bodies


Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (19 Sep 2019-18 Mar 2020)

Two Ways of Experience in the Writing of Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)


Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jun 2020-30 Sep 2020)


Experience and Observation in Narboni's Commentaries on Maimonides' Treatises


Visiting Scholar (20 Jun 2020-31 Aug 2020)

Child Development and its Histories

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-31 Dec 2020)

Definition and Division in Medieval Latin Commentaries on Aristotle’s De animalibus

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2020)

Experience as a Way to Certain Knowledge in Islamic Thought

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (31 Jan 2020-30 Sep 2020)

Experience of Soul and Body in the Chinese Jesuit Sciences, 1583-1683


Visiting Scholar (17 Feb 2020-16 Jul 2020)

PhD, Professor of Religion, Central College, Iowa

"Experience" and "Perception" in Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin Philosophy


Research Scholar (1 Dec 2019-30 Nov 2020)

Hortus Indicus Malalbaricus: The Euroasian Life of a Seventeenth-Century "European" Botanical Classic


Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 May 2020-14 Jul 2020)

Albertus Magnus' Approach towards an Empirical Anthropology

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Oct 2019-15 Dec 2019)

PhD, Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Humboldt University of Berlin

Knowing the Shadow: The Experiential Dimension of Matter


Visiting Scholar (10 Dec 2019-9 Jan 2020)

Prof. Dr.

Communities of Knowledge-A New History of Premodern Science

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2019-31 Dec 2020)

The Forensics of Incorruption: Confessional Medicine and the Limits of Nature in Early Modern Europe, circa 1550-1680

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

The Coimbra Commentaries' Doctrine of Sense Perception


Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (23 Sep 2019-31 Jul 2020)

The Role of the Senses in Albert's Doctrine of Noetic Development

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2020-31 Dec 2020)

Trust and Perspectivalism in the History of Epistemology


Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jun 2019-30 Nov 2019)

PhD candidate, Columbia University

Dissecting Sight: Eye Surgery and Vision in Early Modern Europe