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Department of Philosophy


Dr Lutz D.H. Sauerteig, M.A. (Munich), Dr. phil. (Berlin)

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 40702
Room number: F004, Wolfson Research Institute, Queen's Campus, Stockton
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Lutz D.H. Sauerteig was born in Hamburg, Germany. He is a historian of medicine, sexualities and bodies. He studied Modern European History, History of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Theatre Studies, and Cultural Anthropology in Munich, Oxford and Berlin. He received his M.A. in History from the Ludwig-Maximilian's University, Munich, in 1989 and his doctorate (Dr. phil.) in History from the Humboldt University, Berlin, in 1996.

From 1990 to 1992, Lutz worked as Research Assistant for the late Professor Thomas Nipperdey at the Institute for Modern History, University of Munich. From 1994 to 2003 he lectured history of medicine at the Institute for the History of Medicine, Medical Faculty, Albert-Ludwig's University Freiburg. He joined Durham University in May 2003, as Lecturer in History of Medicine (Wellcome University Award Holder 2003-8) at the School of Medicine and Health. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in October 2010.

Lutz is Deputy Director of the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute, and member of the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine. He is Programme Director for the School of Medicine and Health of the Masters Programme in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine.

He is the External Examiner for the History of Mecicine Masters Programme at the University of Exeter.

From 2008 to 2011, Lutz served as Chair of the Society for the Social History of Medicine (a registered charity organisation; Charity number 278414).

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Indicators of Esteem

Research Groups

School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health

Research Projects

Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease

  • A Comparative History of Sex Education of Children and Adolescents in England and (West)Germany, 1880s-1970s

Research Interests

  • History of Bodies
  • History of Sexualities
  • History of Public Health in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • History of Medical Ethics in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • History of Venereal Diseases/STIs

Teaching Areas

  • Year 3 Module: History of the Body (HEAS 40030)

    (44 hours/year.)
  • HPSM Dissertation Module (HEAS40660) (12 hours/year.)
  • HPSM Master Programme: History of Medicine Module (HEAS 40030), Module Leader (20 hours/year.)
  • HPSM Master Programme: Programme Director

Selected Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

Edited book

Edited Journal

Journal Article

Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • Sauerteig, Lutz (2004). Die Zauberkugel. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 281: 8.

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Selected Grants

  • 2007: Wellcome Trust Strategic Award: 'Knowledge, Ethics and Representation of Medicine and Health - Historical Perspectives' (co-applicant): £ 374,488
  • 2005: Society for the Social History of Medicine, Conference Grant: £ 750
  • 2005: Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Conference Grant: £ 2,500
  • 2004: Society for the Social History of Medicine, Conference Grant: £ 500
  • 2003: Wellcome Trust University Award: £ 206,753 (Ref.: 069739)
  • 1996: Wellcome Trust, Travel Grant (Ref.: 048717/Z/DEA/RM/SW, 1996)
  • 1993: Thyssen-Foundation, Cologne, Germany: One-year Research Scholarship
  • 1992: German Academic Exchange Servie (DAAD): One-Year PhD Research Scholarship for St Antony's College, Oxford
  • 1991: German Historical Institute, London: Four-month Research Scholarship