Wissen und Schädel - Wissenstransfer und Sammlungsgenerierung durch Johann Friedrich Blumenbachs Gelehrtenbriefwechsel
Knowledge and skulls - Knowledge transfer and collection generation by Johann Friedrich Blumenbach's academic correspondences
von Sascha Kirchhoff
Datum der mündl. Prüfung:2015-01-06
Betreuer:Prof. Dr. Marian Füssel
Gutachter:Prof. Dr. Rebekka Habermas
EnglischJohann Friedrich Blumenbach conducted an extensive academic correspondence, which included contacts on a number of different continents. This enabled Blumenbach to obtain knowledge and objects, which influenced and shaped his research work. Objects, especially skulls, played an essential part. Because of diverse relationships they were available to Blumenbach. Due to these contacts Blumenbach was able to carry out new researches, to publish them and to increase his reputation.
Keywords: History; Johann Friedrich Blumenbach; Göttingen; Transfer of knowledge; Correspondence