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Constanze Buyken

Project Coordinator DigiKAR / Liaison Officer NFDI4Memory
Room: 03-05, Diether-von-Isenburg-Str. 9-11, 55116 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131 3927078


Personal Details:

German-French double degree in History, French and Cultural Mediation at the Ruhr-University Bochum and the University François Rabelais Tours (B.A./Licence 2012; M.A./Master recherche 2014). PhD project on »Tournament and Gender. Studies on combative games in 15th-century Holy Roman Empire« at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Paris. From 2014 to 2017 academic staff member at the German Historical Institute in Paris and from 2017 to 2019 scholarship holder at the Institut Franco-Allemand de Sciences Historiques et Sociales (IFRA/SHS) in Frankfurt am Main. From 2019 to 2020 academic staff member at the University of Heidelberg. 2021 Lecturer at the Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf.
Academic staff member at the IEG from 2021 and coordinator of the collaborative research project »Digital Map Lab Holy Roman Empire (Digitale Kartenwerkstatt Altes Reich - DigiKAR) «. From 2023 Liaison Officer at the Digital Historical Research Unit | DH Lab in the project »NFDI4Memory« (National Research Data Infrastructure, Consortial Initiative for the historically working humanities).

Research projects:

"Digitale Kartenwerkstatt Altes Reich" (DigiKAR) - digital map workshop Old Empire

In cooperation with IfL Leipzig, IOS Regensburg, JGU Mainz and EHESS Paris - The project develops and tests concepts for the collection, modeling and visualization of site-specific historical information from the Holy Roman Empire (of the German nation). It thus makes a contribution to historical research on the Old Empire as a space of overlapping rulership, as well as to the further development of digital analysis and visualization of historical data with temporal-spatial properties.


NFDI4Memory is one of several consortia within Germany that will jointly manage the creation of a long-term and sustainable research data infrastructure (Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur, or “NFDI”) for the digital age. It brings together partners united by a common set of interests, needs, and aims related to the distinct challenges faced by those disciplines that use historical methods or that rely on data requiring historical contextualization.