My research explores the opportunities and challenges inherent in this transformation and is positioned on the intersection between historical thinking, novel computational methods and software design. Following degrees in cultural history (BA, University of Augsburg) and memory studies (MA, University of Manchester) and research work at the Centre for Advanced Study in the Humanities (Essen), I successfully defended my PhD thesis in contemporary history at the University of Mainz on the emergence of covert networks during the Second World War. After positions at Radboud University Nijmegen, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the former Centre virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) I joined C²DH in 2016.

Over the last years I have enjoyed working in interdisciplinary research environments with social, computer and information scientists, engineers, designers and developers.

I my ongoing work I coordinate the C²DH-based team of the impresso project for the exploration of semantically enriched historical newspapers, work as founding editor on the Journal of Historical Network Research, coordinate the Historical Network Research Community, am the contact point for C²DH’s Hands-on History lecture series and contribute to the DHARPA project.

Previously I was part of the consortium of the ANR/FNR-funded project BLIZAAR (Hybrid Visualization of Dynamic Multilayer Graphs) together with colleagues from Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Laboratoire bordelais de recherche en informatique (LaBRI) and CY Tech (Pau/Paris) and worked on the histograph project.


Personal website: