Organization: Center on Humanities in Education, Prof. Ulrich Hoinkes

Kiel University

Venue: Kiel, Leibnizstraße 1, room 106b

Living and Learning in a World of Anxieties

International Conference and Workshop of the

Anxiety Culture Project's Profile and Research Strategy

November 15th - 17th, 2018

Program download. Guests are welcome to join us. 

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4:30 pm

Welcome Address / Introduction to the Anxiety Culture Research Project (since 2015)


John P. Allegrante,  Project Co-Founder at Teachers College, Columbia University

Update on the AC Project’s Status and Infrastructure


Ulrich Hoinkes, Project Co-Founder at Kiel University

Europe Now Review & Content Foci

Mar Mañes Bordes, Project Coordinator at Kiel University


5:15 pm

Light Refreshment


5:30 pm

Learning Through Engagement as an Educational Challenge for the AC Project


Ulrich Hoinkes, Kiel University

5:45 pm

7Elements Perú (Video Conference with Lima, Peru)


Stephanie Meltzer, New York / Pasco, Oxapamapa, Peru

6:15 pm

Brain-Gain and Hands-on: With Both Students and the Society in Mind


Peter Weiss, University Centre of the Westfjords, Iceland / Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN)


8:00 pm


Thursday, November 15th

9:00 am

The Anxiety Culture Research Project as a Core of the MOU Kiel – New York


John P. Allegrante, Ulrich Hoinkes

9:10 am

Theory & Research Interests of the AC Project


Michael Schapira, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia

09:30 am

Statements by the German Representatives of the MOU & GEOMAR/The Future Ocean


Prof. Anja Pistor-Hatam, Vice President of Kiel University
Prof. Timo Felber, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, Kiel University
Prof. Olaf Köller, Director of the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN)
Prof. Martin Visbeck, Speaker of Kiel Excellence Cluster “The Future Ocean”, Kiel University


10:00 am

Coffee Break


10:30 am

A Collaborative Effort: The AC Project Connecting with Kiel Marine Sciences “Future Ocean”


Round table discussion (with members of Geomar / 'Future Ocean', Kiel and international guests)


11:30 am

Coffee Break


11:45 am

Contributions to Idea Giving - Anxiety Culture in Education


Research Perspectives on Anxiety Culture as a Topic of Educational Research - Meike Hethey, University of Bremen

An Activity Theoretical Approach to Understanding Anxiety. A Perspective on Future Research in the Strand of Migration within the Anxiety Culture Project  - Patricia Martinez Alvarez, Teachers College, Columbia University


12:45 pm

Lunch Break & Walk


Transfer to Deichperle Kiel


4:00 pm

Presentation of the AC Project’s Infrastructure & Fundraising Lines by the Research Management Team

Markus Lemmens, Eucor- The European Campus, Freiburg / New York

Nicole Shea, Council for European Studies, Columbia University, New York

Emmanuel Kattan, Alliance Program, Columbia University, New York

5:45 pm

Contributions to Idea-giving from Different Angles


Towards Understanding the Structure and Environment of Higher Education Institutions Associated with Positive Student Outcomes and Institutional Effectiveness - Beatrice Bridglall, Teachers College, Columbia University / Visiting Scholar, Kiel University

Inhering Anxiety: A Focus on Youth And Technology - Sonali Rajan, Teachers College, Columbia University


8:00 pm


Friday, November 16th

9:00 am

Further Visibility of the AC Project: Preparing a Book Publication at Johns Hopkins University Press


John P. Allegrante

9:30 am

Fostering the Theory Core: Some innovative Thoughts


Michael Schapira

10:00 am

Coffee Break


10:30 am

Contributions to Theory Building on AC


An Approach from Philosophy of Culture - Christine Blättler, Kiel University/Fellow at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies, Bochum


Anxiety Culture: Theoretical, Interdisciplinary and Conceptual Crossings - Karen Struve, University of Bremen


Affective Communication in Schools of the Migration-Society - Monica van der Haagen-Wulff, University of Cologne & Paul Mecheril, University of Oldenburg


11:30 am



John P. Allegrante, Ulrich Hoinkes, Michael Schapira

Saturday, November 17th