Susanne Bauer

Visiting Scholar (Sep 2019)

PhD, Professor, TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture

Having moved to science studies from a background of environmental science and epidemiology, my research fields include the history of recent biomedicine, epidemiology, risk assessment practices and environmental health. In particular, I have been interested in research collections and archives, including databases and biobanks, in the practices of data organization, mining and processing and in scientific visualizations and imaging. My current research is on Soviet and post-Soviet biomedical studies of radiation exposures, 1970 to present. Before joining this project, I have worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen (2005-2009) and at the Department for European Ethnology, Humboldt University Berlin (2007-2009). From 1997 up to my PhD in 2004 (Dr Public Health, University of Bielefeld), I was involved in radiation epidemiology projects in the former Soviet Union.




Animal Lounges: Launching Nature into the History of Airports


Micropolitics of Difference: Soviet/Russian Biomedical Sciences from the Atomic Age to Genomics


Selected Publications

Malaisé, V., Aroyo, L., Brugman, H., Gazendam, L., De Jong, A., Negru, C., & Schreiber, G. (2006). Evaluating a thesaurus browser for an audio-visual archive. In S. Staab, & V. Svatek (Eds.), Managing knowledge in a world of networks (pp…

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Brugman, H., Malaisé, V., & Gazendam, L. (2006). A web based general thesaurus browser to support indexing of television and radio programs. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2006) (pp…

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Wittenburg, P., Dirksmeyer, R., Brugman, H., & Klaas, G. (2004). Digital formats for images, audio and video. Language Archive Newsletter, 1(1), 3-6.

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Brugman, H. (2004). ELAN Releases 2.0.2 and 2.1. Language Archive Newsletter, 1(2), 4-4.

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External/Cooperation Event

Visibility Matters: Rendering Human Origins and Diversity in Space and Time


Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

"Genogeography" and the Micropolitics of Difference: On Post-Lysenko Human Genetics in the late Soviet Union

Workshop Series: History and Sociology of Science, Medicine and Technology, Department of History & Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

"Genogeography" and the Micropolitics of Difference. On Soviet Human Genetics at the End of the Cold War

Colloquium series, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington

Gene entanglements: Post-Lysenko genetics, 'medico-biological science' and the emergence of 'genetic epidemiology 'in the USSR

Workshop "Human Heredity: biology, anthropology and public health, 1940s-1970s, EHESS, Paris

Micropolitics of difference. A post-Soviet human genetic diversity project?

Workshop: "Technologies of Belonging: Biology, Race and Ethnicity in Europe", Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research

Strahlen-Effekte. Vom Kalten Krieg zur globalen Primärprävention

Kolloquium, Institut für Geschichte der Medizin, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

Machines for population health: databases and biobanks in 20th century epidemiology

Machines of Memory Workshop, MPIWG Berlin

Fallout Exposures as Sites of Knowledge Production. The Case of (Post)Soviet Studies in Cancer Epidemiology

Annual Meeting, Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) Tokyo. Session "Radiation exposures as sites of knowledge production"

Interventionen in Biomedizin und Museologie. Zur Ausstellung "Split + Splice. Fragments from the Age of Biomedicine"

Tagung "Eingreifen, kritisieren, verändern. Ethnographische und genderkritische Perspektiven auf Interventionen

Between complexity and restriction. Modelling causation in epidemiology

First European Advances Seminar in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences, hosted by Brocher Foundation, Geneva