Digitization Coordinator at the Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Faculty of Humanities, Georg-August University, at Göttingen.
Jörg Wettlaufer studied History, History of Art and Physical Anthropology in Bochum, Kiel and Paris, France. He received his Ph.D. in 1998 for an interdisciplinary study on a problem in the history of late medieval law. From 1996 to 2011 he was involved in a research project on late medieval courts and residences of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities at Göttingen that was hosted at the Christian-Albrechts-University at Kiel. In this project he was, among other things, responsible for the research database and the online publication of the results. He is in charge of several online projects that are concerned with, e.g., late medieval travel accounts and the history of emotions in medieval law and he has (co )founded several social online networks for scientists. At the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH) he worked for the Academy of Science and Humanities at Göttingen in the project „Digital Library and Virtual Museum“ from 2012 to 2015 in the Digital Humanities Research Collaboration Lower Saxony. From 2016 to 2017 and again from 2019 onwards he coordinates a project for the Digitisation of the Goettingen Academy and takes care of data curation. From 2016 to 2019 he worked as a senior research associate at GCDH and since 2018 he is coordinating the digitization at the faculty of humanities at Göttingen university. He is especially interested in the application of semantic web technologies in the Digital Humanities and adaptive research/publication environments for researchers (PANDORA). He is member of the E-Research Alliance council and on the advisory boards of Goettingen Dialog in Digital Humanities. He is also member of the humanities data centre group of the DHd association and since 2018 member of the committee of the working group „Digital History“ within the „Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands“ and member of the board of directors at „Institut für Digital Humanities“ at the faculty of humanities, Georg-August Universität Göttingen.