Born 1972 in Gießen. 1993 – 1998 study of physics and history at the Justus Liebig University Gießen. 2001 Ph.D in history with a thesis about the monastery of Arnsburg.
2001 – 2006 research fellow in the DFG funded project “Regesta Imperii Online“.
2007 – 2012 research coordinator for the administration of the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz and co-founder of the academy’s Digital Humanities department (Digital Academy).
Since 2015 research fellow of the “Regesta Imperii” project with special focus on Digital Humanities methods for historical research.