Kontakt
  • E-Mail: ina.heumann@mfn.berlin
  • Mobil: +49 (0)30 889140 8977
  • Adresse: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin

Dr. Ina Heumann

is Principle Investigator (PI) in the joint project “Museums and Society – Mapping the Social.” She is a historian of science and researches the political history of natural history.

Together with Anita Hermannstädter and Tahani Nadim, Ina Heumann directs the Humanities of Nature department at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, which she helped to set up. She completed her PhD in Vienna with a transatlantic comparison of the history of popular knowledge. She has received numerous scholarships from institutions such as the Institute of Cultural Studies in Vienna, Oregon State University, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Since 2012, she has been the head of the Humanities of Nature department at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, where she has conceptualized and directed numerous third-party-funded projects on the history of natural history. Her research focuses on the colonial history of natural history, economies of collecting, and the history of practices of appropriation in natural history.

Publications

Ina Heumann, Anne MacKinney, and Rainer Buschmann (eds.), “The Issue of Duplicates,” British Journal for the History of Science (in preparation).

Ina Heumann, Holger Stoecker, and Mareike Vennen (eds.), Vipande vya Dinosaria: Historia ya msafara wa kipaleontologojia kwenda Tendaguru Tanzania, 1906-2018 (Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota, 2021).

Ina Heumann, Holger Stoecker, Marco Tamborini, and Mareike Vennen, Dinosaurierfragmente: Zur Geschichte der Tendaguru-Expedition und ihrer Objekte, 1906-2018 (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2018).

Ina Heumann, Holger Stoecker, and Mareike Vennen, “Dinosaurier und Provenienz: Konjunkturen des Kolonialen 1909-2018,” in Dinosaurierfragmente: Zur Geschichte der Tendaguru-Expedition und ihrer Objekte, 1906-2017, ed. by Ina Heumann, Holger Stoecker, Mareike Vennen, and Marco Tamborini (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2018), 254–273.

Ina Heumann, Anita Hermannstädter, and Kerstin Pannhorst (eds.), Wissensdinge. Geschichte aus dem Naturkundemuseum (Berlin: Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2015), 2nd revised edition (Berlin: Reimer Verlag, 2020).

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