Anne Katrine Kleberg Hansen
Anne Katrine Kleberg Hansen

Primary fields of research

I work on the history of medicine, primarily in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.

In my PhD thesis I explored concepts and perceptions of fatness in Western European medicine between 1700 and 1900. As part of that, I also analysed how both historians and contemporary scientists rely on historical narratives when making sense of the notion of an epidemic of fat bodies in current societies. 



  • History of medicine and science (c. 1700-1900)
  • History of disease concepts
  • Taxonomies in the history of medicine
  • History of the body and theories of corporeality
  • History and theory of gender and sexuality
  • Fat studies
  • History of pediatrics in Denmark 

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