Anna Elisabeth Höhl, M.A.

Science management & communications

Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Philosophie
DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 2073
Lange Laube 32
30159 Hannover

Room 101

Phone: +49 (0) 511 / 762 – 14507
Mobile: +49 1511 568 8149

Research Project

Scientific Understanding – What it is and How it is Achieved (doctoral project, defended in July 2022)


05/2022 – 09/2022
Start-Up Funding for Early-Career Researchers (“Anschubförderung”) at DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research

10/2018 – 04/2022
Doctoral candidate at the DFG Research Training Group 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research, Bielefeld University

3/2020 – 6/2020
Research visit at the Institute for Science in Society, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

2015 – 2018
Master of Arts Philosophy of Science, Leibniz University Hanover

Semester Abroad at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA

2011 – 2015
Interdisciplinary Bachelor (B.Sc.) Physics and History, Leibniz University Hanover

Additional Qualifications

10/2020 – 06/2021
Participant in the program Promotion plus+ qualifiziert (Ph.D. and beyond), Leibniz University Hanover

2019 – 2020
Participant in the mentoring program movement, Bielefeld University

2015 – 2018
Student Assistant at the Institute for Physics Didactics, Leibniz University Hanover

2013 – 2014
Student Assistant at the Institute for Quantum Optics, Leibniz University Hanover


Book reviews

De Regt, Henk W. and Höhl, Anna E. (2020) “Understanding, Explanation, and Scientific Knowledge”. Review of Understanding, Explanation and Scientific Knowledge, by Kareem Khalifa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Presentations and Invited Talks

“Grasping and Explaining – The GE-Account of Scientific Understanding” at the GWP.2022 (The Fourth International Conference of the German Society for Philosophy of Science), Technische Universität Berlin, August 15th-17th, 2022

“What Is So Special About Scientific Understanding?” at the International Online-Workshop Dimensions of Understanding: Knowledge, Explanation, Contextualism, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, November 27th-28th, 2020 (invited talk)

“Scientific Understanding and Scientific Explanation” at the 10th SOPhiA (Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy), University of Salzburg, September 18th-20th, 2019


  • Seminar (WiSe 2019/20): “Was versteht die Wissenschaft?” (Bielefeld University)