Object Pedagogies and Academic Collections 

Provisional program

~ All workshop events will be held in the “Emmy-Noether-Saal” of the Alte Mensa unless noted otherwise below .

Due to the pandemic, a limited number of in person guests are welcome.  If you are interested in attending please register in advance
Contact person: Christina Lange, Sekretariat (Professur Materialität des Wissens), ~


Sunday, September 5, 2021:  participants begin to arrive

16:00    Optional Walk through Old University Botanical Garden (City Centre)

18:30    Optional / casual dinner for workshop participants



Monday, September 6, 2021 

09:30    Dominik Hünniger (Hamburg); Margarete Vöhringer (Göttingen); Kelly Whitmer (Göttingen/Sewanee): Welcome and opening remarks

09:45 – 10:30 Kelly Whitmer (Göttingen/Sewanee): Overview of workshop concept

10:30 – 11:30 Ann-Sophie Lehmann (Groningen): “The World as Mutable Mobile. Early Modern Object Pedagogies and the Intellectual Pleasures of Doing”

11:30-11:45  Pause

11:45-12:45 Jenny Beckmann (Uppsala): Handbooks as Proxy Plants

13:00 – 14:00   Lunch/Mittagspause

14:00 – 16:00   Place-based Roundtable:  Teaching with Academic Collections in Göttingen

Moderator: Marie Luise Allemeyer

Participants: Jana August (Kunst­geschichtliches Se­minar), Christiana Bers (Allgemeine und Historische Erziehungswissenschaft), Marian Füssel (Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte), Daniel Graepler (Archäologisches Institut), Karsten Heck (Zentrale Kustodie), Miriam Müller (Blumenbach-Online)

16:00 – 16:30     Coffee break

Transfer to Forum Wissen Site

16:30 – 17:30   Tour Forum Wissen Site

19:00    dinner for all participants at Cafe Botanik 



Tuesday, September 7, 2021  

9:30     Transport from Hotel to Physikalisches Cabinet

10:00 – 11:00    Tour Historisches Cabinet of the Physikalisches Institut

11:15 – 12:00    Michael Markert (Göttingen): „The ‚Circus Pohl‘. Teaching Experimental Physics Using Light and Shadow”

12:00 – 13:30   Transportation to Alta Mensa and lunch break 

13:30    Panel discussion: „(Re)use, Method and Mobility in Academic Collections:  Three Case Studies (Göttingen, Vienna, Kiel)“

Alan Ross (Vienna), Dominik Hünniger (Hamburg) and Kelly Whitmer (Sewanee)

14:30    Elena Canadelli (Padua): “Teaching and Explaining Science and Technology through Objects: Science Museums and Exhibitions in 20th century Italy”

15:30 – 16:00    Break for coffee, refreshments

16:00      Anna Maerker (London): „Models and Role Models: Human Action, Community, and the Pedagogy of Objects

17:00    Margarete Vöhringer (Göttingen): Closing remarks 

Dinner for all participants at Fellini