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Fabian Cremer

Research Data Manager IEG
Room: 03-02, Diether-von-Isenburg-Str. 9-11, 55116 Mainz (Besucheranschrift)
Phone: +49 6131 39 39391
Fax: +49 6131 39 21050


Personal Details:

Fabian Cremer studied Art History and Art Education in Frankfurt and Vienna. Since 2011 he has been advising researchers and developing supporting methods for digital Research – in international and interdisciplinary settings: at the Institute of Art History at Goethe-University Frankfurt, in the Research and Development Department at the Göttingen State and University Library, at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and at the Max Weber Foundation - German Humanities Institutes Abroad. Since 2019 he is part of the Digital Historical Research Department (DH Lab) and is in charge of research data management at the IEG. He deals with workflows for research data management, the conception of digital research infrastructures as well as with the change processes of digital transformation in research and the organizations.

Research Interests:

Research Data Management
Digital research infrastructures
Digital transformation and division of responsibilities in research


„Service intermediation as a concept for an institutional publishing department“, in: ELPUB 2019 23rd edition of the International Conference on Electronic Publishing. Marseille, France, 2019, https://doi.org/10.4000/proceedings.elpub.2019.1, with Katrin Neumann.
„Redaktionssache Forschungsdaten“, in: Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis 43, Nr. 1 (2019): 118–125. https://doi.org/10.1515/bfp-2019-2018, with Lisa Klaffki and Timo Steyer.
„Der Chimäre auf der Spur: Forschungsdaten in den Geisteswissenschaften“, in: o-bib. Das offene Bibliotheksjournal / herausgegeben vom VDB 5, Nr. 2 (13. Juli 2018): 142–62, https://doi.org/10.5282/o-bib/2018H2S142-162, with Lisa Klaffki and Timo Steyer.
„Embedded Data Manager – Integriertes Forschungsdatenmanagement: Praxis, Perspektiven und Potentiale“, in: Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis 39, Nr. 1 (30. Januar 2015), https://doi.org/10.1515/bfp-2015-0006, with Claudia Engelhardt and Heike Neuroth.

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.

European peace treaties of the pre-modern era in data (FriVer+)

This project aims to transform the data, in accordance with the FAIR principles, that is made available on the website Europäische Friedensverträge der Vormoderne online. This website provides information about a total of 1800 European peace treaties that originated between 1450 and 1789. The data, comprising digital images of the peace treaties as well as metadata and, in a more limited number of cases, transcriptions and even formal editions of their text, is currently stored in a relational database.



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.