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Erwin J. Haeberle is the Founder and Director of Archive for Sexology (Archiv fur Sexualwissenschaft)

Prof. Dr. phil. Erwin J. Haeberle, Ed. D., M.A.

b. 03.30.1936 in Dortmund, Germany


Academic Career

1956 - 63: Studied Drama, German, English, and French Literature at the universities of Cologne, Freiburg Br., Glasgow, and Heidelberg.

1964: M. A. Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

1966: Dr. phil. in American Literature, Heidelberg

1966 - 68 and 1969-70: Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies, Yale University

1968-69 and 1970-71: Postdoctoral Fellow in Japanese & Korean Studies, UC Berkeley

1977:Ed.D. in Sexology, Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco

1977-88: Full Professor, The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, with the following interruptions:

1982-84: Research Associate, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

1983-84: Visiting Professor, University of Kiel Medical School, Germany

1984: Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University

1984-85: Visiting Professor, University of Geneva Medical School, Switzerland

1988-94: Director, Information & Documentation, AIDS Center, Federal Health Office, Berlin

1991-93: Visiting Professor, Humboldt University, Berlin

1994-2001: Founder and Director, Archive for Sexology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin

2001 - current: Director, Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology, Humboldt University, Berlin

2005 - current: Honorary Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong

(some of the above positions were held simultaneously.)

Memberships and Honors

  • International Advisor, China Sex Museum, Tongli, China
  • Academic Advisor, Certificate in Sex Education Programme, University of Hong Kong
  • International Advisor, Asian Federation of Sexology (AFS)
  • Honorary Professor, Second People's Hospital, Fuyang, China
  • Member, International Academy of Sex Research (IASR)
  • Member, Akademie für Sexualmedizin
  • Fellow, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)
  • President, German Society for Social-scientific Sex Research (DGSS), 1986-2002
  • Secretary General, European Federation of Sexology (EFS), 1996-2002
  • Life Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Sexologists (AACS)
  • Honorary Member, Romanian Foundation for Democracy and Political Education
  • Recipient, Gold Medal of the World Association of Sexology (WAS)
  • Recipient, William H. Masters Medal of Sexology of the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists (AACS)
  • Recipient, Achievement Award and Gold Medal, European Federation of Sexology (EFS)


  • 1983 - Co-Chairman (with R. Taylor Segraves) International Scientific Committee 6th World Congress of Sexology, May 22-27, 1983, Washington D.C., USA
  • 1988 - Co-Organizer (with Rolf Gindorf)9th DGSS Congress, June 24-26, 1988, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • 1990 - Co-Organizer (with Rolf Gindorf)10th DGSS Congress On Social Scientific Sex Research: 'Bisexualities', July 10-15, 1990, Reichstag, Berlin, Germany
  • 1992 - Co-Organizer (with K.F. Wessel and Rolf Gindorf)11th DGSS Congress, July 16-19, 1992, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • 1994 - Co-Organizer (with K.F. Wessel and Rolf Gindorf)12th DGSS Congress, August 19-21, 1994, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • 1997 - Co-Organizer (with K.F. Wessel and Rolf Gindorf 13th DGSS Congress, July 25 - 27, 1997, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • 2001 - Organizer 5th Congress of the European Federation of Sexology and 14th DGSS Congress, June 29 - July 2, 2001, Berlin, Germany
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