Prof. Paul Weindling

Author Biography and Research Interests: 

Prof Paul Weindling is a Wellcome Trust Research Professor in the History of Medicine at Oxford Brookes University, and an internationally renowned expert on the history of eugenics, public health organizations, and twentieth century disease patterns. Paul Weindling’s research covers evolution and society, public health, and human experimentation post-1800. He has especial interests in eugenics, human experiments, corporate philanthropies like the Rockefeller Foundation, and medical refugees. Amongst his various projects, he is currently leading the AHRC funded research project into “Victims of Human Experiments under National Socialism” and member of the Work Group on the History of Race and Eugenics (HRE).

Podcasts: 

Eugenics, Race and Psychiatry in the Baltic States: a Trans-National Perspective 1900-1945

Prof Paul Weindling

7th May 2009; Goethe Institute Riga, Latvia

In his opening address to the conference on “Eugenics, Race and Psychiatry in the Baltic States: a Trans-National Perspective 1900-1945” (7/8 May, Goethe Institute Riga, Latvia), Paul Weindling introduces the themes and ambitions of various discourses on race and racial anthropology more widely, and discusses their relevance to the Baltic states and their ethnic composition in particular. Offering a fascinating insight into the general history of race and eugenics, Paul Weindling discusses the transformation from imperial dynasties to democracies and the intensification of anthropological research locally as well as internationally. During the First World War frequently anthropological traditions turned into biological determinism that although continuously criticized and challenged, nonethess gained great influence - and so too in the Baltics.

Social History of Medicine in Context

Paul J. Weindling

(Oxford Brookes University)

“Social History of Medicine in Context”

"The Biology of the Holocaust"

Paul J. Weindling

(Oxford Brookes University)

"The Biology of the Holocaust"

 

Paper presented to the conference:

"Crafting Humans:From Genesis to Eugenics and Beyond"

“The Volga Germans as a Focus of Rival Racial Pathologies“

Paul Weindling

(Oxford Brookes University)

“The Volga Germans as a Focus of Rival Racial Pathologies“

 

 

 

Publications: 
  • “The Nazi Medical Experiments.” Ezekiel J. Emanuel et al. (ed.). The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics. Oxford: OUP, 2008: pp. 18-30.
  • Entschädigung der Sterilisierungs- und Euthanasie-Opfer nach 1945.” Klaus-Dietmar Henke (ed). Tödliche Medizin im Nationalsozialismus: Von der Rassenhygiene zum Massenmord. Cologne: Böhlau, 2008: 31-46.
  • and Marius Turda (eds). 'Blood and Homeland': Eugenics and Racial Nationalism in Central and Southeast Europe, 1900-1940. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2006.
  • Nazi Medicine and the Nuremberg Trials: From Medical War Crimes to Informed Consent. Basingstoke, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2006.
  • Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890-1945. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • L’hygiène de la race: L’hygiène raciale et l’eugénisme médical en l’allemagne 1870-1933. Paris: La Découverte, 1998.
  • Health, Race and German Politics between National Unification and Nazism, 1870-1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
  • Darwinism and Social Darwinism in Imperial Germany: The Contribution of the Cell Biologist Oscar Hertwig (1849 - 1922) . Stuttgart: G. Fischer in association with Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz, 1991.

Working Group in the History of Race and Eugenics

 

 

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