Heidi Hausse

Lecturer in History Columbia University

Heidi Hausse received her PhD in History from Princeton University in 2016. Her research uses the hands-on practices of surgeons and artisans to explore life in early modern Europe, with a particular interest in the intersections of culture, medicine, and technology. Her book project, "Life and Limb: Technology, Surgery, and Bodily Loss in Early Modern Germany" examines surgical treatises and artifacts of prostheses to uncover a transformation in the way in which early moderns cut apart the body and worked to artificially put it back together. Her research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, and the Dr. Günther Findel-Stiftung Foundation. Dr. Hausse was the 2016-2017 Molina Fellow in the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences at the Huntington. She has articles published in The Journal of Early Modern History and The Sixteenth Century Journal