Dr David Peace

Universität Hamburg
Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 120146

Research Interests

David’s research explores the historical relationship between developments in quantitative analysis and the medical biosciences across the 20th century, specialising in the influence of both eugenics and human genetics in population health policies. His work is embedded within various historiographical traditions, including the history of ideas, the history of science and medicine, and social and political history.

David is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, and has taught as an Assistant Lecturer on both undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the history of medicine at the University of Kent, UK. He recently successfully defended his PhD thesis, titled “From Galtonian Eugenics to Biosocial Science: The Intellectual Origins and Policy Implications of Quantifying Heredity in Interwar and Post-War Britain.” He previously completed studies for an M.A. in philosophy at the University of London (2012-2013) and a B.A. in history at the University of Kent (2009-2012).

Current Projects