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.

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. mainzed membership is only available to institutions. The network is open to everyone at one of the partner institutions. If you wish to make your affiliation publicly visible - including on this website - you can do so with a few entries on WikiData. The instructions can be found here. Information on our own events and projects are published via Mastodon in German. Alternatively, you can subscribe to the RSS-Feed or the Newsletter.


Alexander Ilin-Tomich   
linked open data, prosopography, Egyptology
(Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
Cindarella Petz   
digital humanities
(Leibniz Institute of European History)
Constanze Buyken   
Digital map workshop Old Empire (DigiKAR), Middle Ages
(Leibniz Institute of European History)
Fabian Cremer   
research data management, digital art history
(Leibniz Institute of European History)
Franziska Klemstein   
data mapping, data visualization, data cleansing, digital humanities, historic preservation, art history
(Mainz University of Applied Sciences, Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz)
Frauke Pirk   
data literacy, digital humanities, German studies
(Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
Gerhard Lauer   
sentiment analysis, digital humanities, literary studies, reading, book
(Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
Jaap Geraerts   
digital humanities, history
(Leibniz Institute of European History)
Judit Garzón Rodríguez   
data literacy, Egyptology
(Leibniz Institute of European History)
Julian Jarosch   
digital humanities, psycholinguistics, Tuareg
(Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz)
Kai-Christian Bruhn   
university teacher, archaeology
(Mainz University of Applied Sciences)
Martin Sievers   
academic publishing, coordination
(Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz)
Sarah Oberbichler   
study of history, digital humanities
(Leibniz Institute of European History)
Sofia Baroncini   
digital humanities, Semantic Web
(Leibniz Institute of European History)
Torsten Schrade   
digital humanities
(Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz)

Associated Members

Anne Klammt   
digital humanities, archaeology
(Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies)
Demival Vasques Filho   
digital humanities
(University of Luxembourg)
Monika Barget   
digital humanities, history
(Maastricht University)

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
Department of Book Studies
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Head of Executive Office

Head of Executive Office Dr. Agnes Tho­mas Hoch­schu­le Mainz Uni­ver­si­ty of Ap­p­lied Sci­en­ces

Scientific Advisory Board

Alexandra Busch Univ.-Prof. Dr.   
General director
Leibniz-Zentrum für Archäologie (LEIZA)
Stephan Jolie Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Vice president for Studies and Teaching
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Johannes Paulmann Univ.-Prof. Dr.   
Director (Executive),
Department of Universal History

Leibniz-Institute of European History
Leif Scheuermann Prof. Dr.

Institut für Geschichtliche Landeskunde Rheinland-Pfalz e.V.
Torsten Schrade M. A.   
Project Manager Digicademy
Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz
Susanne Weissman Prof. Dr.
Hochschule Mainz University Of Applied Sciences