MemberPaul Michael Kurtz

…Dr. phil., summa cum laude, History (University of Göttingen, 2016)


My research centers on intellectual culture in Germany from 1795 to 1920, with a focus on the history of the humanities – especially classical, biblical, and orientalist scholarship. While thus far I have concentrated on representations of ancient Judaism and their embeddedness in modern cultural, political, and religious complexes, my latest research investigates the history of philology across the human sciences. These inquiries contribute, more broadly, to historiography, history of ideas, history of knowledge, German studies, Jewish studies, and religious studies.   My work appears in premier journals of history, religion, and culture, such as History & TheoryCritical Inquiry, Central European History, and Harvard Theological Review. My first monograph, on the historiography of ancient Israel in the German Empire, was published by Mohr Siebeck in 2018.   I am now a Research Fellow of the Research Foundation–Flanders (FWO) at Ghent University. Previously, I have been a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Cambridge, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Queens’ College, Cambridge, and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Göttingen.   In addition to the FWO, I have secured funding from the European Commission (Horizon2020), Fulbright Program, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and American Schools of Oriental Research.

MemberAnnette Strauch

I am dealing with Research Data Management (Forschungsdatenmanagement) to support all researchers in their different disciplines. Background: European Ethnologist from the Georg-August University of Göttingen. I have worked in the field of digital preservation because I am interested in digital and electronically storable data that results from a research project. I worked for the project bwFLA (EaaS) at the kiz, University of Ulm where we dealt with curation issues. To participate to the development of projects for the access and presentation of cultural heritage within Archives, Museums and Institutions has been one of my objectives. I used to work in the open-air museum Sain Ffagan, near Cardiff, after I had based my M.A. thesis on this type of museums in comparison to other European open-air museums. I was project officer for the project ANW at the National Library of Wales (Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru) in Aberystwyth. More recently, I was working at ZIMT at the University of Siegen to implement services for a sustainable and trustworthy Research Data Management there. Furthermore, I was dealing with the INF project in the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1187, “Media of Cooperation” before moving to Hildesheim in order to build up services for Research Data Management at the SUH, Hildesheim University, based at the University’s Library there. Research Data Management is seen as part of the research process. RDM aims to make the research process as efficient as possible, and meet expectations and requirements of the university, research funders, and legislation. Also, I am looking at the ‘Communities of Practice’ which means finding out what the users need from RDM: “bottom-up” approach. I am still interested in Celtic heritage and speak Welsh (Cymraeg) fluently. However, RDM is now my passion.

MemberUlrike Wuttke

Ulrike Wuttke (Doctor of Literature, Universiteit Gent 2012) is a medievalist and textual scholar by training with a specialisation in Medieval Dutch Literature and active in medieval eschatology, historiography, and book and library history. She contributes to projects and networks in digital preservation and digital arts and humanities via groups such as the Working Group Data Centres of the Verband Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum (deputy convenor). She studied Dutch and English Philology at the Freie Universität Berlin and with a grant from the DAAD at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. She obtained her PhD from Universiteit Gent with a study on medieval Dutch eschatology. Since completing her PhD, she has worked in the context of Digital (Humanities) Research Infrastructures. She has been the Scientific Coordinator of the AGATE-project for the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, worked for the Humanities Data Centre (HDC) for the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Göttingen eResearch Alliance (eRA) for the Göttingen State and University Library. In the context of both projects she was strongly involved in the general strategic development and especially in the development of services according to feedback from the community. She was also responsible for public relations, communication and outreach as well as for training and personal counselling on data management, open access and Digital Humanities. She joined the PARTHENOS project and University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (FH Potsdam) in April 2017.