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Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. h.c. Robert Jütte
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Robert Jütte was born in Warstein, Westphalia, in 1954. He studied History, German Language and Literature and Political Science in Marburg, London and Münster. Doctorate (Dr. phil.) from the University of Münster in 1982, Habilitation [advanced research degree] at the University of Bielefeld in 1990 (university teaching qualification in Modern History). From 1983-1989, lecturer, and subsequently Professor of Early Modern History, at the University of Haifa, Israel. From 1990 to 2020, Director of the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation, Honorary Professor at the University of Stuttgart since 1991. Guest professorships at the Universities of Innsbruck (2001) and Zürich (regulary since 2006/2007). Fellow at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies 2010/11, 2014, 2017, research fellow at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, Chicago 2017. Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the German Medical Assocation (since1994), member of the steering committee 2001-2019, vice-chairman 2016-2019. In 2018 he was awarded  “Doctor of Hebrew Letters” honoris causa by the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago, in 2020 he received the Otto-Hirsch-Award of the city of Stuttgart. He is the editor of the medical history journal “Medizin, Gesellschaft und Geschichte” and co-editor of Aschkenas. Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur der Juden. Member of the Board of Trustees Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani. 

Main research interests: Social history of medicine, history of science, comparative urban history, history of everyday life and cultural history of Early Modern times, Jewish history.

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Krankheit und Gesundheit im Judentum (Aufsätze)
Geschichte der menschlichen Hand (Buch)
Frühgeschichte des Placebos (Aufsatz)