Coordinator Digitization at the Academy of Sciences and Humanities Göttingen (Germany).
Jörg Wettlaufer studied History, History of Art and Physical Anthropology at Ruhr-University Bochum, Christian-Albrecht University Kiel, both Germany and Sorbonne University at Paris, France. He received his Ph.D. in 1998 for an interdisciplinary study on a problem in 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. In 2012 he started to work at the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH) for the project „Digital Library and Virtual Museum“ within the Digital Humanities Research Collaboration Lower Saxony. From 2016 to 2017 and again from 2019 onwards he coordinates Digitization at the Goettingen Academy and takes care of Data Curation. Furthermore he worked from 2016 to 2019 as Senior Research Associate at GCDH and from 2018 to 2021 he coordinated the Digitization at the Faculty of Humanities at Georg-August University Göttingen. He is in charge of several online projects dealing with, e.g., late medieval travel Accounts , Travels in the Ottoman Empire, Evolutionary History, Digital History and History of Emotions in Medieval Law. He has also (co )founded a social Network for Scientists. He is especially interested in the application of semantic web technologies in the Digital Humanities and adaptive research/publication environments ( e.g. PANDORA project, 2016-2018). He is currently member of the E-Research Alliance council. 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 from 2018 to 2021 member of the board of directors at „Institut für Digital Humanities“ at the faculty of Humanities, Georg-August Universität Göttingen.