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Ulrike is since september 2020 interim professor ‘library and information technology and digital services’ (German: Vertretungsprofessur) at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (Germany). She is board member of the Digital Humanities Association for the German-speaking area (DHd), Deputy Convenor of its Working Group Data Centres, Deputy Chief Editor of the Metablog OpenMethods (Digital Humanities Methods and Tools), and member of the Advisory Board of Generation R (Open Science Platform of the Leibniz Association).

Areas of Interest

Ulrike’s interests in research and teaching are in the area of digital infrastructures with a focus on education and services related to research data management, long term preservation, and digital methods and tools, especially for the digital humanities. She is specialised in strategic development, training, communication, and outreach. Ulrike is also a strong advocate for advancing Open Science in the Arts and Humanities and beyond and intersections between eResearch and libraries. Last but not least, she is interested in medieval eschatology, historiography, and book and library history. She contributes to networks in research data management, digital preservation, digital arts and humanities, and Open Science.

Education and professional experience

Ulrike studied Dutch and English (MA) at the Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Amsterdam and Editorial Science (M.A.) at the Freie Universität Berlin. Her first master thesis was about the medieval Dutch Arthurian novel Roman van den Riddere metter Mouwen metter Mouwen, her second Master thesis was about an edition of the German transmission of the Middle Dutch historiographical text Spiegel Historiael. In 2012, she received a Doctor of Literature from Ghent University with a study about medieval Dutch eschatology. The thesis has been awarded the Mgr. C. de Clercqprijs (2013) in the field of religious history of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts (KVAB). It has been published 2016 in a slightly modified version by the Universitätsverlag Göttingen under the title “Im Diesseits das Jenseits bereiten: Eschatologie, Laienbildung und Zeitkritik bei den mittelniederländischen Autoren Jan von Boendale, Lodewijk van Velthem und Jan van Leeuwen”, Print and Open Access Version: Recently she finished a Master in Information and Library Science (MALIS) at TH Köln/University of Applied Sciences while working at FHP with a master thesis about infrastructural success factors for Digital Humanities research at German universities.

In 2017 Ulrike joined the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. There she has been senior researcher for the DFG project Research Data Management Organiser (RDMO) and the MWFK project FDM-BB, task leader in the PARTHENOS project (H2020) Work Package 7 “Skills, Professional Development and Advancement” and Work Package 2 “User Requirements” and contributed to the H2020 project Humanities at Scale. She also contributed since 2017 to teaching at the Department for Information Science of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. From 2014 -2016 she has been researcher at the Academy of Sciences Göttingen, Germany, for the project Humanities Data Centre (HDC) and at the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB) for the Göttingen eResearch Alliance. From 2016-2017 she has coordinated the BMBF-funded project “Elaboration of a concept for a European Academies Internet Gateway for the Social Sciences and Humanities (AGATE)” for the Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften (Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities).

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