Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities - Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

CV and Project description


Krystal Marlier was born in Canada. She graduated with a BA in Classics and a BSc in Psychology from the University of Calgary in 2017. Following this, she worked as a clinical research assistant for the Calgary Cumming School of Medicine in psychosocial and neurodevelopmental research. Despite this informative work, she wished to continue researching the history and narratives of mental health and illness in ancient medicine. Returning to her alma mater, she obtained an MA in Classics (2020) with a dissertation entitled “Melancholia and Mania: The Historical Contributions of Aretaeus of Cappadocia and Emil Kraepelin.” She began working as a doctoral student and researcher at the Christian-Albrecht-University of Kiel in late 2021, under the direction of PD Dr Chiara Thumiger. The research project, with Chiara as PI, is entitled “Mental Health in Late Antique Medicine: Caelius Aurelianus on Mental Disorders.” Further details about the project may be found here.


Research Interests

Ancient Medicine, Cultural History of Medicine

History of Psychiatry, History of Psychology, History of Science, History of Nosology

History of Emotions