Felix Rietmann

Dr. phil. Dr. med.




Kultur- und Mediengeschichte der Kinderheilkunde

Kultur- und Mediengeschichte der Kinderpsychiatrie und -psychologie

Medizinischer und wissenschaftlicher Film

Geschichte der wissenschaftlichen Beobachtung

Historische Epistemologie

Historiographie der Medizin und der Wissenschaften

Medizin 3. Jahr


Felix is post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the chair for medical humanities. His research focuses on the history of pediatrics, child psychiatry, and developmental psychology, drawing on perspectives from the history of medicine, film and media studies and science and technology studies.

Felix was awarded a joint PhD from the Program in the History of Science and the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities at Princeton University (USA) in 2018. His PhD-thesis explores the use of audiovisual technologies in the history of early chilhood psychiatry. In 2010, Felix received a Doctor medicinae (doctoral degree in medicine) from the Charité Berlin (Germany) and an MSc in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology from Imperial College London (UK). In 2008, he graduated with an medical degree from the Charité. Subsequently, he worked as an assistant doctor in, first, internal medicine, and, later, pediatrics and child psychiatry.

Forschung und Publikationen

  • Publikationen

    2018 F. Rietmann, Seeing the Infant: Audiovisual Technologies and the Mind Sciences of the Child, PhD Dissertation, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA.

    2018 F. Rietmann, “No Escape from Fleck”(invited contribution), Isis 109(1): 91-94.

    2017 F. Rietmann, M. Schildmann, C. Arni, D.T. Cook, D. Giuriato, N. Göhlsdorf, and W. Muigai, “Knowledge of childhood: Materiality, text, and the history of science – an interdisciplinary round table discussion”, The British Journal for the History of Science, 50(1), 111-141.

    2016 F. Rietmann, “Visualiser l’esprit de l’enfant : Une généalogie de l’image en pédopsychiatrie“, Neuropsychiatrie de l'Enfance et de l'Adolescence 64(7): 473–80.

    2011 F. Rietmann, “‘What is HPS for?’: Review of the Fifth Joint Workshop on Integrated  History and Philosophy of Science”, Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science 5(1): 88-90.

    2011 F. Rietmann, ClC-channels and etoposide resistance, Monograph and Medical Dissertation, Saarbrücken, D: Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschulschriften.