Hans Pols is currently researching the history of medicine in the Dutch East Indies and Indonesia. In particular, he focuses on the role of physicians and medical students in political, social, and cultural movements. He has also conducted research on psychiatry in the Dutch East Indies and Indonesia; the conceptualisation of trauma during World War II; and the history of the mental hygiene and mental health movements. He is currently involved in a project on the future of mental heatlh care in Indonesia.
Associate Professor, University of Sydney
University of Pennsylvania, PhD History and Sociology of Science
Notes from Batavia, the European’s Graveyard: The Acclimatization Debate on in the Dutch East Indies, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 67, no. 1 (2012): 120-48.
The Tunisian Campaign, War Neuroses, and the Reorientation of American Psychiatry During World WarII, Harvard Review of Psychiatry 19, no. 6 (2011): 313-20.
Grants and Contracts
Health and Medicine in the Dutch East Indies: Medicine, Health, and Colonial Networks of Mediation
War, Trauma, and Rehabilitation: The Army, Psychiatry, and World War II
History And Philosophy Of Science (Incl. Non Historical Philosophy Of Science) (220206)