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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. phil. Jörg Wettlaufer, M.A.
Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen (ADWG)
Göttingen Center for Digital Humanities (GCDH)
Papendiek 16
37073 Göttingen

Tel. (AB): +49 431 / 80 48 11
Tel. (Büro): +49 551 39 10997


Short info: Historian, aged 45, married, one child.

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Research Interests

  • Medieval history / history of law
  • Historical anthropology / cultural history
  • Human behavior / evolutionary biology
  • Digital Library / Information retrieval / open access in the humanities

Research and Internet Projects



Philosophical doctorate (Ph.D.) in medieval and modern history (magna cum laude), Christian Albrecht University, Kiel, Germany. January 1998.

Masters degree in medieval and modern history (cum laude), Christian Albrecht University, Kiel, Germany. May 1994.

Studies at the Université Sorbonne Panthéon, University of Paris 1, France. Licence (3rd year) as a regular student from September 1991 - July 1992.

Studies at the University of Kiel in medieval and modern history, history of art and physical anthropology from 1988-1998.


Assistant Professor (non tenured) for the Göttingen Center for Digital Humanities (GCDH) in the project "digital library and digital museum". January 2012 to now.

Gerald D. Feldman Travel grant for the research project on "shaming punishments in medieval and early modern times" from 08.2009 to 05.2010 at Washington, Paris and Tokio.

Assistant Professor (non tenured) for the "Residenzenkommission der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Goettingen, Arbeitsstelle Kiel". January 1998 to December 2011.

For more information about this research group visit our homepage (in German), at: http://resikom.ADW-Goettingen.gwdg.de

Workshop at the American Studies Center (ASC), Salzburg (Austria) "Information technologie and the future of education", (1 week), september 1999.

German-American Summer School (German-American-Academical-Council) at Bielefeld, Germany and Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA in July 1995 and July 1996 (doctoral students exchange program, scholarship).
Subject: Mating systems and parental care

Three months research scholarship at Paris of the Institut Historique Allemand, Paris from May to July 1995.

Research assistant at the Institute for the History of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University at Kiel. Special tasks: Computer inventarisation of the medical history museum. Personal assistant to the director Prof. Dr. Joern Henning Wolf (1990-1991) and (1992-1995).

Internship at the Research Center for Human Ethology, Prof. Dr. Eibl-Eibesfeld in Andechs / Bavaria, Germany in July 1991.

Language skills

  • German: mother tongue
  • English: fluent
  • French: fluent
  • Spanish: basics
  • Latin: "Großes Latinum / Kultusministerkonferenz"

Computer skills

  • DOS/Windows 9x/2000/XP/7, Linux, Unix
  • MS-Office-Applications, Photoshop, mysql, Apache Webserver
  • LAN Administration
  • "Languages": PHP, XML, XHTML
  • Internet Databases, Information Retrieval, Retrodigitalisation


  • Prof. Dr. W. Paravicini
    Historisches Seminar der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
    Olshausenstr. 40
    24098 Kiel
    Tel: +49 431 588598
© Jörg Wettlaufer