Lukas Engelmann is a historian of medicine. He received his PhD on the visual medical history of AIDS in History at the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2013. For his doctoral research he spent a term as a PhD-visiting student at the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University and became a research fellow at the Brocher Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland, before he took up a position as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute for the History of Medicine at the University of Zurich.
In May 2014, Lukas Engelmann was appointed post-doctoral research associate at CRASSH, working on the visual representations of plague in North and South America. He has published various articles in the history of science and medicine, gender and visual studies and organized a series of workshops on knowledge-politics and AIDS/HIV. His current research focuses on plague mapping, the history of medical geography and the historical comparison of the plague-driven enforcement of bacteriology in public health reasoning in North and South America.
Lukas left the Visual Plague project in 2017 to become the Chancellor's Fellow in the History and Sociology of Biomedicine in the Department of Science Technology and Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
Engelmann, Lukas; and Lynteris, Christos. Sulphuric Utopias: The History of Maritime Sanitation. [forthcoming]
Engelmann, Lukas. 'Configurations of Plague: Spatial Diagrams in Early Epidemiology.' Social Analysis [under review]
Engelmann, Lukas; Humphrey, Caroline; and Lynteris, Christos.'Working with Diagrams.' Social Analysis [under review]
Engelmann, Lukas. ‘The Burial Pit as Bio-historical Archive.’ In Christos Lynteris & Nicholas Evans (eds.) Histories of Post-Mortem Contagion: Infectious Corpses and Contested Burials. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Engelmann, Lukas. ‘Fumigating the hygienic model city: Bubonic plague and the Sulfurozador in early- Twentieth-Century Buenos Aires.’ Medical History 62 (3) (July 2018): 360-382.
Engelmann, Lukas. ‘A Source of Sickness.” Photographic Mapping of the Plague in Honolulu in 1900.’ In Lukas Engelmann, John Henderson and Christos Lynteris (eds). Plague and the City. London and New York: Routledge, 2018.
Engelmann, Lukas. John Henderson and Christos Lynteris. ‘The Plague and the City in History.’ In Lukas Engelmann, John Henderson and Christos Lynteris (eds). Plague and the City. London and New York: Routledge, 2018.
Engelmann, Lukas; Henderson, John; and Lynteris, Christos (eds). Plague and the City. London and New York: Routledge, 2018.
Engelmann, Lukas. 'A Plague of Kinyounism: The Caricatures of Bacteriology in 1900 San Francisco.' Social History of Medicine Published online June 3, 2018.
Engelmann, Lukas. 'In and out of Death’s Shadow; the History and Future of AIDS.' The Times Literary Supplement, Published online August 1, 2017.
Engelmann, Lukas. 'The Past and Present of Contested Medical Authority.' Science as Culture 26, no. 3 (July 3, 2017): 424–29. (review)
Engelmann, Lukas. 'Guenter B. Risse, Driven by Fear: Epidemics and Isolation in San Francisco’s House of Pestilence.' Social History of Medicine 30, no. 3 (August 1, 2017): 697–98. (review)
Engelmann, Lukas. 'What Are Medical Photographs of Plague?” REMEDIA, January 31, 2017.
Engelmann, Lukas. 'The Devastation of Normalcy.' Somatosphere, December 2, 2016. (review)
Poleykett, Branwyn; Evans, Nicholas H. A.; and Engelmann, Lukas. “Fragments of Plague.' Limn, March 4, 2016.
Engelmann, Lukas. 'Photographing AIDS. On capturing AIDS in Pictures of People with AIDS.' Bulletin of the History of Medicine 90, no. 2 (2016).
Engelmann, Lukas. 'Bacteriology as Conspiracy' opendemocracy.net [Read online]
Engelmann, Lukas. 'Double Trouble? Towards an epistemology of co-infection.' In Medicine Anthropology Theory 2, 1-3 (with Janina Kehr) [PDF]
- Discussant: Pathogenic Worlds. Comic Epidemic: Cartoons, Caricatures and Graphic Novels Conference. Lukas Engelmann. CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 17 February 2018.
- Discussant: Health Interventions. Comic Epidemic: Cartoons, Caricatures and Graphic Novels Conference. Lukas Engelmann. CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 17 February 2018.
- Fumigating the Nation: Disinfection in 1900 Argentina. Assembling Epidemics: Disease, Ecology and the (Un)natural. Lukas Engelmann. CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 9 September 2017
- Disinfecting the Nation: Fumigation in Early Twentieth-Century Argentina. American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) Meeting 2017. Lukas Engelmann. Vanderbilt University, Nashville USA, 6 May 2017.
- Panel Chair: Disinfection Practices at the Turn of the 28 Twentieth Century. American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) Meeting 2017. Lukas Engelmann. Vanderbilt University, Nashville USA, 6 May 2017.
- Fumigation: Global Health, Pandemic Planning and the Question of Vector Eradication. Residency. Lukas Engelmann & Christos Lynteris. Fondation Brocher, Gevena, 7 March 2017
- Picturing the unusual: medical photography as an 'experimental system.' History of Modern Medicine and Biology. Lukas Engelmann. Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, 7 February 2017
- Diagrams in Epidemic Modeling. Diagrammatic: Beyond Inscription? Lukas Engelmann. CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 3 December 2016
- Diagrams of Spatial Politics: Maps as Techniques of Epidemiological Formalization in the History of Bubonic Plague. Techniques, Technologies and Materialities of Epidemic Control. Lukas Engelmann. CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 17 September 2016
- The Spatial Politics of the Bubonic Plague: Maps, Geographic Reasoning and Epidemiological Knowledge. Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference. Lukas Engelmann. University of Kent, 8 July 2016
- Unseeing AIDS. After the End of Disease Conference. Lukas Engelmann. Birkbeck, University of London, 25-27 May 2016.
- AIDS Unseen. Die Geschichte der Normalisierung einer Epidemie im Spiegel des AIDS-Atlas. 'Gender Goes Science' lecture at ZIFG. Lukas Engelmann. Technical University Berlin, Germany, 2 May 2016
- Icons of Disease: The Visual Shift from AIDS to HIV. Work in Progress Seminar Series. Lukas Engelmann. CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 29 February 2016
- The Burial Pit as Bio-historical Archive, Corpses, Burials and Infections. Lukas Engelmann. CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 5 December 2015
- Bacteriology as Conspiracy: Dr Kinyoun and the 1900 Plague in San Francisco, Suspect Science: Climate Change, Epidemics and Questions of Conspiracy. Lukas Engelmann, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 19 September 2015
- Digital epidemiology and the reinvention of abstract disease tableaus. Digital Epidemiology and its ethical, legal and social implications’ (DELSI), Lukas Engelmann. Robert-Koch-Institute, Berlin, Germany 15 September 2015
- Mapping Plagues, Containing Epidemic Threats. ASA15: Symbiotic anthropologies conference. Lukas Engelmann. 15 April 2015.
- Panel convenor: Medical evidence beyond epistemology. Lukas Engelmann, Nick Evans, Christos Lynteris & Branwyn Poleykett. At ASA15: Symbiotic anthropologies: theoretical commonalities and methodological mutualisms. University of Exeter, 13-16 April 2015.
- A Digital bilderatlas of Plague. Total Archive: Dreams of University Knowledge from the Encyclopaedia to Big Data. Nicholas Evans, Lukas Engelmann, Christos Lynteris, Branwyn Poleykett. CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 19-20 March 2015.
- Perspective speaker tour with Lukas Engelmann. The Wellcome Collection, 12 February 2015.
- Picturing the Unusual: Medical photography from plague to AIDS. Visual and Material Culture in the History of Medicine. Lukas Engelmann. Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford, 23 February 2015.
- Conference convenors: Plague and the City: Disease, Epidemic Control and the Built Environment. Lukas Engelmann and Christos Lynteris. VR3PP First Annual Conference. CRASSH, University of Cambridge. 5-6 December 2014.
- Photographic mappings of the Third Plague Pandemic in the USA. Lukas Engelmann. At Plague and the City: Disease, Epidemic Control and the Built Environment Conference, CRASSH, University of Cambridge. 5 December 2014.
- Managing project data. Nicholas Evans, Lukas Engelmann, Christos Lynteris, Branwyn Poleykett. CRASSH, University of Cambridge. 30 October 2014.
- Challenging AIDS on Display. Between Medical Collections and their Audiences. Lukas Engelmann. EAMMHS Congress, London, 4 September 2014.
- TB/HIV Co-infection: Thinking beyond single diseases. Lukas Engelmann. At New Methodologies for Interdiscipliniarity in HIV and Related Health Fields, Goldsmiths University of London. 25 June 2014.
- 'Clinical Photographs of People with AIDS' Panel. Royal Anthropological Institute Photography Conference. Lukas Engelmann. The British Museum, 20 May 2014.