About Me


Philosophical doctorate (Ph.D.) in medieval and modern history (magna cum laude), Christian Albrecht University, Kiel, Germany. January 1998.

Masters degree in medieval and modern history (cum laude), Christian- Albrecht University, Kiel, Germany. May 1994.

Studies at the Université Sorbonne Panthéon, University of Paris 1, France. Licence (3rd year) as a regular student from September 1991 – July 1992.

Studies at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and  Christian-Albrecht University  Kiel in philosophy, medieval and modern history, history of art and physical anthropology (biology) from 1988-1998.


Replacement Professorship for Digital Humanities at Bergische Universität Wuppertal, October 2021 – March 2022.

Coordinator Digitization and Data Curation, Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Göttingen, November 2019 – now.

Coordinator Digitization, Faculty of Humanities, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, April 2018 – March 2021.

Senior Guest Research Associate , Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities. Chair Prof. Sporleder. November 2019 – now.

Senior Research Associate (non tenured) , Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities. Chair Prof. Sporleder. November 2016 – October 2019.

Coordinator Digitization, Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Göttingen. January 2016 – December 2017.

Research Associate (non tenured) for the Academy of Sciences and Humanities at the Göttingen Center for Digital Humanities (GCDH) in the project „Digital Library and Digital Museum“. January 2012 – June 2015.

Gerald D. Feldman Travel grant for the research project on „shaming punishments in medieval and early modern times“ from 08.2009 to 05.2010 at Washington, Paris and Tokio.

Research Associate (non tenured) for the „Residenzenkommission der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Goettingen, Arbeitsstelle Kiel“. January 1998 to December 2011.

For more information about this research group visit the (outdated) homepage (in German), at: http://resikom.adw-goettingen.gwdg.de

Workshop at the American Studies Center (ASC), Salzburg (Austria) „Information technologie and the future of education“, (1 week), september 1999.

German-American Summer School (German-American-Academical-Council) at Bielefeld, Germany and Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA in July 1995 and July 1996 (doctoral students exchange program, scholarship).
Subject: Mating systems and parental care

Three months research scholarship at Paris of the Institut Historique Allemand, Paris from May to July 1995.

Research assistant at the Institute for the History of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University at Kiel. Special tasks: Computer inventarisation of the medical history museum. Personal assistant to the director Prof. Dr. Joern Henning Wolf (1990-1991) and (1992-1995).

Internship at the Research Center for Human Ethology, Prof. Dr. Eibl-Eibesfeld in Andechs / Bavaria, Germany in July 1991.

Membership / Grants

member of the board of directorsInstitut für Digital Humanities“ at the faculty of Humanities, Georg-August Universität Göttingen from 2018-2021.

member of the association „Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum (DHd)“ within the ADHO / EDHA from 2012 – now.

member of the Göttingen E-Research Alliance council from January 2016 – now.

member of the advisory board of Goettingen Dialog in Digital Humanities from January 2014 – December 2016.

member of the humanities data centre group of the DHd association from January 2016 – now.

member of the comitee of the working group „Digital History“ within the „Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands„ from September 2018 – now.

member of the „Data for History“ Consortium, from 2017 – now.

I received direct research grants and support from the Thyssen Foundation, the Max-Weber Stiftung and the ZIF (Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung at Bielefeld) with an amount of appr. 843.000 Euros all together.


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