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Lecturer media computer science and information processing
Head of IT-Certificate of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

professional experience:


  • since 01/2020, development of the IT-Certificate for teacher students as part of a Tandem Stifterverband Fellowship for innovations in digital university teaching together with the ZfL Cologne.

  • 10/2015 - 03/2018 expert advice and student counsellor for studies of Media Computer Science, responsible for organizing study programs and teaching.

  • 08/2006-12/2007: Research Associate
    Project: PLANETS Preservation and Long-term access through Networked Services
    Digital Preservation Research and Technology
    Role: project coordination
  • 10/2003-12/2004: Research Associate
    Project: RETRO EVAL project for the evaluation of national funding program for retrospective digitization
    Role: project coordination
  • 06/2003-09/2003: Research Associate
    Employer: Landesarchiv NRW Hauptstaatsarchiv Düsseldorf
    Role: development and realization of a server for Online Finding Aids with KLEIO
  • 02/2003-05/2003: Research Associate
    Project: E-Culture Net European Network of Centres of Excellence for Digital Culture Research and Education
  • 04/1989-09/1998: Employer PTA (pharmaceutical technical assistant) at several pharmacies

special interests:

Besides the contents of the Digital Humanities I am especially interested in digital teaching and digital learning as well as in future-oriented methods in the field of mobile and agile learning.


Leading and updating regularly the seminar (semester recurrent)

  • Basic Systems of Information Processing -1- Texts as Information (semester recurrent)
  • Basic Systems of Information Processing - 2 - Non-textual Information

focus on study-programs Media Computer Science and Informationsverarbeitung as well as

  • semester recurrent various courses of IT-Certificate of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Advanced IT Basics, Advanced Web Basics, Tool & Methods in DH und Digital Object Processing ) for all students of the University.
  • Winter semester 2017/18 conception and teaching of the seminar Social Bots: Pestilenz des 21. Jhds? together with Prof. Dr. Ø. Eide (focus on study-program Media Computer Science).
  • Summer semester 2003 conception and teaching of the seminar System Analysis and Software Design (focus on study-program  Informationsverarbeitung).


  • Digital Humanities

    2. Aufl. 2016, XXVI, 313 S.
    543 Abb., 520 Abb. in Farbe.© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016

    ISBN:  978-3-658-05793-0 (online edition) 978-3-658-05792-3 (printed edition)
    → available as E-Book or printed edition.
    see also: website of the book

  • Digital Humanities
    Grundlagen und Technologien für die Praxis, XXVII, 292 S. © Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015
    ISBN:  978-3-658-05793-0 (online edition) 978-3-658-05792-3 (printed edition)

  • Evaluierung des bisherigen Verlaufs des Förderschwerpunktes "Retrospektive Digitalisierung von Bibliotheksbeständen" , in: zeitenblicke 5 (2006), Nr. 3, [2006-12-03], URL: URN: urn:nbn:de:0009-9-6556



  • 10/1998-01/2003: Study of Informationsverarbeitung (Digital Humanities), Sociology and Philosophy
    Institution: University at Cologne
    Certificate: Magister Artium; MA thesis: Data mining in www-based statistics archives based on a Java client-server architecture
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manfred Thaller