Mainz Centre for Digitality
in the Humanities
and Cultural Studies

mainzed, Mainz’s centre for digitality in the humanities, is an open network of knowledge organisations serving as an umbrella organisation for those whose goal it is to promote and support digital research.

Our key mission is to support the creation of an infrastructure and the transformation of the humanities in the light of the digital age. Mainzed works locally and thinks globally: we set out from concrete problems, but we tie in with developments from the overarching field of digital humanities on an international scale.
Each year, all of mainzed's activities are presented in the annual report (2015-2016, 2016-2017) available by July 31st.

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.

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mainzed targets researchers at all levels with its offering of a common, persistent platform facilitating exchange, the development of projects and the expansions of the research foci pursued in Mainz. The network is strengthened by organising and realising public events together.

Information on our own events and projects are published via twitter and newsflash. In order to subscribe to newsflash, click ‘registration’.


Hans-Werner Bartz
classical studies, retro digitization, automatic XML-Markup, TUSTEP
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Anja Cramer
geometric documentation, 3d data, GIS / CAD
Aline Deicke M.A.
archaeology, Frontend-Design and development, network analysis
Matthias Dufner B.A.
graphic design, conceptual design, UX design
(HS Mainz)
Dr. Matthias Eitelmann
grammatical Variation, theoretical and empirical analyses of language change, orality and literacy
Thomas Engel M.A.
research data management, spatial data infrastructures, semantic modeling
(HS Mainz)
Dr. Albert Gräf
mathematician and computer scientist, computer music and digital signal processing, programming language design and implementation
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
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
Dominik Kasper M.A.
historiography, digital editions
Timo Kissinger
roman provincial Archeology, numismatics, semantic web
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)
Marjam Mahmoodzada M.A.
prosopographical network, digital editions
Dr. Allard Mees
digital editions, web development
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
PD 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.
geoinformatics, web development, semantic modelling, linked data
Martin Unold M.Sc.
web development, semantic modelling
(HS Mainz)
Frederic von Vlahovits M.A.
web development, musicology, content management
Dr. Stefanie Wefers
archaeology, spatial and spektral documentation, knowledge representation
(HS Mainz)
Maximilian Wegner B.A.
web development, digital editions, free culture & open source

Former Members

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Čulo
Institut für Angewandte Linguistik und Translatologie, Universität Leipzig
Christiane Dressler M.A.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Piotrowski
Section des sciences du langage et de l'information, Université de Lausanne

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. Klaus Pietschmann
Institute of Art History and Musicology
Johannes Gutenberg-University

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Böhm
i3mainz - Institute for
Spatial Information and
Surveying Technology
Hochschule Mainz
University of Applied Sciences
Dr. Alexandra Busch
Executive Director
Departement of collections, library, archives and IT, Head of Department of Roman Archaeology
Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum und Leibniz-Forschungsstelle für Archäologie
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Paulmann
Executive Director Leibniz-Institute of European History
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Rogge
Spokesperson research unit Historical Cultural Sciences
Department of History, Middle Ages
Johannes Gutenberg-University
Prof. Torsten Schrade M.A.
Head of Departement Digital Academy
Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz
Dr. Kai-Michael Sprenger
Head of Executive Office
Institut für Geschichtliche Landeskunde

Head of Executive Office

Dr. Anne Klammt
i3mainz - Institute for
Spatial Information and
Surveying Technology
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.

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