Post Doc Network: Health Humanities and Audiovisual Cultures (He:Ku)

Our research network Health Humanities and Audiovisual Cultures (He:Ku) focuses on the relationship between health and media cultures/aesthetics. Internationally, Health Humanities is an interdisciplinary field between natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, and the arts. However, the cultural, performative, and (audio-)visual dimensions of illness, health, and well-being have not been discussed in depth. He:Ku aims to explore approaches at these thematic and methodological intersections. Our goal is an interdisciplinary collaboration and the transfer of research and teaching in an interdisciplinary think tank. The idea of our project is to compare and discuss approaches from the health sciences, cultural studies and media aesthetics as well as related disciplines and to transfer them into research and participatory events: colloquia, a World Café with cultural workers from Bremen as well as public film discussions with external guests and the audience.


PD Dr. Solveig Lena Hansen, Senior Lecturer, Public Health Ethics, Faculty 11: Human and Health Sciences

Tobias Dietrich, M.A., Lecturer, Film Studies and Film Education, Institute for Art History - Film Studies - Art Education, Faculty 9

Maren Emde, M.A., Literary and Cultural Scholar and Coordinator of Research and Transfer Center Health Sciences, SOCIUM.

Nils Gloistein, M.A., Researcher at the Institute for Art History - Film Studies - Art Education, University of Bremen, working on a PhD thesis on aesthetic dimensions of mental overload in film. 

Jannik Sachweh, historian, head of hospital museum Bremen, KulturAmbulanz, Hospital Bremen-Ost. Research foci: Cultural history of the political, history of science, Northwest German regional and state history.

Dr. Martina Wachtlin, Senior Lecturer, Public Health/Health Sciences, Faculty 11, Research Focus among others: Performative Social Sciences