Professorship of Digital History

The Professorship of Digital History teaches the fundamentals of Historical Informatics, Digital Source Criticism and the development, application and interpretation of digital historical research and working methods to aspiring historians.

Teaching is particularly focussed on practical applications and the effects of the “digital shift” on school education and society as a whole. Research focuses primarily on the development and application of methods to digitally register, process and interpret serial primary sources, especially those concerning the history of trade, transport and traffic in pre-industrial times.

At the Professorship of Digital History, research and teaching are closely intertwined: As future researchers and communicators of knowledge, students are involved in collaborative research projects from the beginning.