Study Groups

The introduction of study groups in 2011 made it possible not only to network current and former fellows and interested scientists in Germany and the world, but also to bring them together into a long term, structured working relationship. Study groups serve as a flexible instrument for the fostering scientifically relevant topics at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg. The research groups formerly called Focus Groups were combined with Study Groups in 2022.

Study groups marked * are completed.

Study GroupsSpeaker
Auditory Efferent Systems: Closing the Loop(s)[Translate to English:] Laurel H. Carney, University of Rochester, USA; Christine Köppl, Universität Oldenburg; Go Ashida, Universität Oldenburg
Anticipation Across DisciplinesProf. Dr. Mihai Nadin, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Atmosphere-ocean changes in the Southeast PacificProf. Dr. Carina B. Lange, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
The Future of Hearing
Deep-Sea Benthic Ecosystems Offshore West AfricaDr. ir. Veerle A.I. Huvenne, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton, United Kingdom; Dr. Covadonga Orejas Saco del Valle, Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO-CSIC), Gijón, Spain
Development of a quantitative assessment framework of inclusive green growth to improve policy decisionsDr. Tania Urmee, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia
Diagnosen (in) der Gegenwart
Focus Group "Digitalization of Sociality"
Diversity and Function of Photosynthetic Biofilms in the Seas of OmanAssoc. Prof. Dr. Raeid M. M. Abed, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Energy materiality: Infrastructure, Spatiality and PowerProf. Dr. Margarita M. Balmaceda, Seton Hall University, USA
Focus Group "I-See - The artificial eye:chronic interfaces to the visual cortex"
Innovation and Critique – Joining Perspectives among the Sciences and Humanities
Intelligent Systems for Vector-Borne DiseaseProf. Dr. Peter Haddawy, Faculty of ICT, Mahidol University/HWK alumnus, Thailand
Interdisciplinary Teaching of Climate and Energy Research and Policy Decision MakingProf. Dr. Timothy J. Shaw, University of South Carolina, USA
Intelligent Virtual Environments for Surgical TrainingProf. Dr. Peter Haddawy, Mahidol University, Thailand
Koloniale Archive: Wissensordnungen - Materialitäten
Making Science Better: Ethical and Epistemic Norms for Responsible Research in the 21st CenturyProf. Dr. Silke Schicktanz, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen; Prof. Dr. Mark Schweda, Universität Oldenburg
Methane on Earth: Global Distribution, Processes and ImportanceProf. Dr. Michael J. Whiticar, University of Victoria, Canada
Modeling Conceptual Knowledge and Conceptual ChangeProf. Dr. Tamer Amin, American University of Beirut, Lebanon; Prof. Dr. Benedek Lang, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary; Prof. Dr. Clayton Lewis, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Focus Group "Optical Imaging in Neurosensory Science"
Madness, Medicine, and MortalitiesProf. Dr. Melanie Tanielian, University of Michigan (USA)
Postcolonial Language Studies
Rejecting Futures: Practices of Resistance or FailureProf. Dr. Annette Leibing, Université de Montreal, Canada; Prof. Dr. Mark Schweda, Universität Oldenburg
Key topics of basic musical research: Interdisciplinary musical research and current music philosophyJun.-Prof. Dr. Jin Hyun Kim, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Sources, Transport, Sinks of Black Carbon in the OceansProf. Dr. Rainer Lohmann, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, USA
The Brill Companion to the Devil and Demons*Prof. Dr. Kathryn Edwards
The Carnian (237-229 Ma): The Dawn of the Modern WorldDr. Jacopo Dal Corso, University of Leeds, UK
The Future of Hearing
The History of Discoveries on Hearing:  Land, Air, and WaterProf. Dr. Darlene R. Ketten University of Boston, USA
Killings in Health-Care FacilitiesProf. Dr. Detlef Garz, Universität Kiel
Toward Open and Reproducible NeuroimagingProf. Dr. Andrea Hildebrandt, Psychological Methods and Statistics, Universität Oldenburg
Turbulence Benchmarking Group
The politics of fiscal welfareProf. Dr. Clémence Ledoux, Université de Nantes, France
Reconstructive Social ScienceProf. Dr. Detlef Garz, Universität Mainz
Dynamics of Collective DecisionsProf. Dr. Susumu Shikano, Universität Konstanz