Mainz Centre for Digitality
in the Humanities
and Cultural Studies

The Mainz Centre for Digitality in the Humanities and Cultural Studies, mainzed, is an open network pooling digital expertise at the scientific location Mainz.

mainzed is actively working in research, teaching and the transfer of knowledge. In doing so, it connects the regional network of competence to current research in the field of digital humanities.
Each year, information on the activities of mainzed are provided within the annual report on 31 July (2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018)

You can find information, presentations and white papers of mainzed here

Key areas

We conduct
research on the key questions of the humanities and on the cultural heritage from a digital perspective.

We develop
study programmes for students and advanced training opportunities in digital methods primarily aimed at postgraduates and young researchers.

We support
researchers in using digital methods for their research.

mainzed at Mastodon
News (in German)


mainzed offers a network of scientific exchange with regard to the development of projects and research foci for scientists of all qualification levels. The network is formed by organising and realising public events together.

With various public events, mainzed encourages the broadening and consolidation of the network. Information about our own events and plans are published via Mastodon in German. Alternatively, you can subscribe to the RSS-Feed feed.


Henrike Backhaus MSc.
Near Eastern Archaeology, GIS, 3D, R
Monika Barget M.A.
Engaged Research, Digital Editions, Spatial History, Data Literacy
Hans-Werner Bartz
classical studies, retro digitization, automatic XML-Markup, TUSTEP
Prof. Dr. Kai-Christian Bruhn
Spatial Humanities, GIS, Computational Archaeology, 3D Surveying- and Information Technology, OpenScience, Research Data Management
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Anja Cramer
geometric documentation, 3d data, GIS / CAD
Fabian Cremer M.A.
Research Data Management, Research Infrastructures, Digital Publishing, Open Science
Aline Deicke M.A.
archaeology, Frontend-Design and development, network analysis
Dr. Matthias Eitelmann
grammatical Variation, theoretical and empirical analyses of language change, orality and literacy
Dr. Albert Gräf
mathematician and computer scientist, computer music and digital signal processing, programming language design and implementation
Jaap Geraerts
Early modern (religious) history, History of the Dutch Republic, Markup languages (XML), Databases, Digital Editions
Dr. Ines Grund
early modern history, library and information science, digital editions
Max Grüntgens
quantitative text analysis, scholarly typesetting, digital editions, open data in the humanities, epigraphy, history and cultural studies
Michael Haft B.Sc.
software development, semantic web
Dipl. Inf. Jörg Hambuch M.A.
media- and geoinformatics, backend and frontend development
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Guido Heinz M.Eng.
database / web Development, 3d data, IT-services
Timo Homburg MSc.
computational linguistics, GIS, semantic web, linked data, Digital Cuneiform studies
Dominik Kasper M.A.
historiography, digital editions
Timo Kissinger
roman provincial Archeology, numismatics, semantic web
Dr. Elisabeth Klein
quantitative sociolinguistics, mixed methods designs, information science, digitization
drs Thomas Kollatz
religious studies / jewish studies, digital editions, epigraphy, TUSTEP / TUSCRIPT
Dr. Andreas Kuczera
digital humanities, medieval studies, digital editions, graph database, prosopographical network
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Piotr Kuroczyński
virtual Research Environment, digital source-based 3D reconstruction, data modelling
(HS Mainz)
Dr. Allard Mees
archaeology, databases, statistics
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Britta Mondorf
grammatical variation, empirical diachronic linguistics, language & gender
Anna Neovesky M.A.
medieval studies, informatics, information retrieval, digital cultural heritage, open research data
Prof. Dr. Peter Niedermüller
musicology, music and media, recording analysis
Prof. Dr. Sven Pagel
Human-Computer-Interaction, digital transformation, media management
(HS Mainz)
Simeon Pfeiffer M.A.
wine history, statistical data analysis, content management
Prof. Torsten Schrade M.A.
History, research software engineering, semantic web
Dr. Ulrike Schneider
corpus linguistics, language processing, language change
Tobias Simon M.A.
User Experience, Media Management, Digital Communication
(HS Mainz)
Stephan Summers
musicology, radio studies digital editions
(JGU, AdW)
Florian Thiery M.Sc.
geodaesy, geoinformatics, web development, semantic modelling, linked data
Marjam Trautmann M.A.
prosopographical network, digital editions
Frederic von Vlahovits M.A.
web development, musicology, content management
Dr. Demival Vasques Filho
Network Science, Complex Systems, Statistical Mechanics, Natural Language Processing, Data Science
Maximilian Wegner B.A.
web development, digital editions, free culture & open source
Thorsten Wübbena
Digital Art History, Knowledge Representation, Research Infrastructures, Open Data

Masters Program

A specific Masters Program is a prerequisite for a long-term establishment of digitality in the humanities and cultural studies in Mainz.
To accomplish this, mainzed took the leading role in designing and accrediting a new study program called »Digital methodology in the humanities and cultural studies«, which will be jointly offered by two universities in Mainz.
For more information, please visit the corresponding pages for Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and University of Applied Sciences Mainz.


mainzed is a collaboration of six partners in research and teaching. With our forces joint, we aim at evolving our competences in the area of digital methods in the humanities.
Besides a research infrastructure, our spectrum spans digital methods in the area of spatial humanities, natural language processing, linguistics, digital edition, music, multimedia and web technologies for a semantic web.

Executive Board

Executive Director Prof. Dr. Kai-Christian Bruhn i3mainz - Institute for
Spatial Information and
Surveying Technology
Hochschule Mainz
University of Applied Sciences
locum tenens Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Lauer
Book and Reading Studies at Mainz University

Head of Executive Office

Geschäftsführerin Dr. Agnes Thomas Hochschule Mainz University of Applied Sciences

Scientific Advisory Board

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexandra Busch
Executive Director
Leibniz-Zentrum für Archäologie (LEIZA)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Jolie
Vice-President for Studies and Teaching
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Paulmann
Executive Director (geschäftsführend), Leibniz-Institut for European History
Prof. Dr. Leif Scheuermann
Chair of the Institut für Geschichtliche Landeskunde Rheinland-Pfalz e.V.
Prof. Torsten Schrade M.A.
Head of Departement Digital Academy, Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz
Prof. Dr. Susanne Weissman
Hochschule Mainz University of Applied Sciences

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mainzed is an alliance between the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz, the Mainz University of Applied Sciences, the Institute of European History, the Institut für Geschichtliche Landeskunde an der Universität Mainz e. V., the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz.

Represented by the directorate Prof. Dr. Kai-Christian Bruhn (director) Prof. Dr. Gerhard Lauer (deputy director)


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