Carola Oßmer

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (Jul 2020-Dec 2020)

Carola Oßmer studied Kulturwissenschaften (cultural studies) at the University of Hildesheim. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Leuphana University of Lüneburg with a project on the history of concepts of child development and Arnold Gesell’s developmental psychology. At the MPIWG, she is a member of the Research Group “Between the Natural and the Human Sciences” in Department II, where she focuses on the interrelation of media technology and concepts of normal development in Arnold Gesell’s developmental psychology.

Carola received a scholarship from the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. She was a Visiting Scholar at Yale University and conducted extensive archival research at the Library of Congress, the Center for the History of Psychology, and the Rockefeller Archive Center. She teaches courses on visual history of science and the history of the human sciences.

In addition to her own research, Carola is a member of the organization committee of the Driburger Kreis, an early career group of the German Society for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology (GWMT), and is also co-organizer of the Forum Geschichte der Humanwissenschaften, a German network for early career researchers working on a history of a human science.


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Children of Science: Development, Psychology, and Visual Media Technology in Arnold Gesell's Developmental Psychology (1911–1953)