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 2026)

Prof. Dr.

Knowledge Ensouled: Premodern Experience of the Natural World


Service & Administrators

Editorial Assistant (1 Mar 2020-31 Oct 2026)


Premodern Sciences of Soul & Body


Digital Content Curator, Departmental Assistant (1 Oct 2021-31 Oct 2026)

Premodern Sciences of Soul & Body


Affiliated Scholar (1 Nov 2022-30 Apr 2024)


Premodern History of Signification: Putting Experiences into Words, Images, and Signs


Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Feb 2023-31 Dec 2023)

Erfassung der Psyche und Einhegung von Körperlichkeit: Die Geschichte apparativen, psychologischen Testens und das Verhältnis von Hand- und Kopfarbeit

Affiliated Scholar (1 Feb 2023-31 Oct 2023)

Latin-into-Hebrew: Medieval Natural Science across Linguistic Boundaries

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-15 Jul 2023)

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

Affiliated Scholar (1 Oct 2022-31 Oct 2023)


(Un-)Scientific Methods


Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2023-30 Jun 2024)


Reflections on the Reflex: Conceptual Changes in 20th-century Brain Science

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Feb 2022-31 Oct 2023)


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

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

The Coimbra Commentaries' Doctrine of Sense Perception


Postdoctoral Fellow (1 May 2021-31 Jan 2024)

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)