Leander Diener

Leander Diener, MA

Wiss. Assistent, Doktorand (SNF)

leander.diener@uzh.ch

Research and education

Since Sept. 2016: PhD project on "Walter Rudolf Hess und die Experimentalisierung niederer Hirnfunktionen in subkortikalen Hirnarealen, 1920-1960", Universität Zürich. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Flurin Condrau and Prof. Dr. Michael Hagner.

2014-2015: MA in "Science, Technology, and Medicine in History", King's College London. Dissertation: "The symbol of the modern doctor is the stethoscope: Acoustic techniques in late 18th- and early 19th-century medicine". Supervisor: Dr. Caitjan Gainty.

2012-2016: MA in German Studies and History, Universität Zürich. Dissertation: "»And after all, medicine is made for man, and not man for medicine«. Primitive und moderne Medizin im Werk von Erwin Heinz Ackerknecht, 1906-1988". Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Flurin Condrau.

2009-2011: BA in German Studies, History, and Philosophy, Universität Zürich.

Presentations

"Organisation und Homöostase. Der selbstregulative Körper im frühen 20. Jahrhundert", Forschungskolloquium Wissenschaftsforschung, ETH Zurich, 16.10.2017.

"Zwischen Maschine und Steuermann. Kinematographie und Hirn-Wissen bei W.R. Hess", The Emergence and Dissolution of (Medical) Knowledge, Workshop ETH Zurich, 31.05.2017.

"Making the Brain Visible. The Peculiar History of Cinematic Knowledge in Brain Research, 1927-1949", BSHS Postgraduate Conference, Florence, 05.04.2017.

"Zwischen Metropolis und Donovan's Brain. Die Rezeption des Gehirns in Spielfilmen von 1927-1963", Forschungskolloquium des Lehrstuhls für Medizingeschichte der Universität Zürich, Herbstsemester 2016, 30.11.2016.

"The Birth of Clinical Medicine out of Primitive Medicine: Ethnological Influence in Erwin Heinz Ackerknecht's Historiography of Medicine, 1906-1988", Conference of the Society for the History of the Humanities, "The Making of the Humanities V", Johns Hopkins University, 05.10.2016.

"Flutes, Cornets, and Blood Murmurs in Early-Nineteenth Century Paris: René Laënnec's Stethoscope and the Acoustemic Technique", Postgraduate conference, "Music and Literature: Critical Polyphonies", Durham University, 02.07.2015.

Publication

Vom Untergrund des Bewusstseins - Eine Reise ins Innere von Katzenhirnen, in: etü. HistorikerInnen-Zeitschrift, September 2016, p. 60-63.

“Beispiele zur Koordination somatomotorischer Funktionen.” Eine Filmdemonstration von Walter Rudolf Hess, 1943, in: Archiv für Medizingeschichte: Virtuelle Ausstellung

Grants

2016-2019: Doc.CH-Scholarship of the SNF.

2014-2015: Scholarship with Maintenance Bursary of CHoSTM, King's College London.

Since 2011: Scholar of the Swiss Study Foundation.

Research interests

History of brain research, history of physiology, history of experimental techniques, history of medical objects, medicine in film, history of the historiography of medicine, science studies, history of knowledge

Memberships

Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Geschichte International

Society for the History of the Neurosciences

Society for the History of the Humanities

Doctoral program at the Graduate Center »History of Knowledge«