Team

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Directed by Prof. Dr. Nikolai Grube, the project’s core team in Bonn consists of Dr. Christian Prager, Elisabeth Wagner M.A. and Dr. Sven Gronemeyer. The project team will also cooperate with other researchers within Germany and internationally. Development, implementation and maintenance of the computer based infrastructure, as well as presentation, are based on cooperation between the project and the Bonn University Library (ULB), and the State and University Library of Göttingen (SUB). In Göttingen, two additional positions for computer scientists are created within the collaborative project TextGrid.

Location: Bonn University

Prof. Dr. Nikolai Grube
Dr. Christian Prager
Dr. Sven Gronemeyer
Elisabeth Wagner, M.A.
Katja Diederichs

Antje Grothe, M.A.
Jana Karsch, M.A.
Nikolai Kiel
Lisa Mannhardt
Céline Tamignaux, M.A.

Location: State and University Library of Göttingen

Maximilian Brodhun, M.A.
Franziska Diehr, M.A.

Nikolai Grube

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Studied Anthropology of the Americas, Ethnology, Assyriology, and Indology in Hamburg. Received scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation. Obtained doctorate in Hamburg in 1989 with a dissertation about the development of the Maya script. After completing of doctoral studies, moved to Bonn and organized the exhibition “The World of the Maya” (Hildesheim, Vienna, Mannheim, Cologne) in collaboration with the Roemer-und-Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim.

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Christian Prager

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Studied Anthropology of the Americas, Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology, and Classical Archaeology at the University of Bonn. Doctoral dissertation in the subject area “Ethnology with particular focus on Anthropology of the Americas” about Classic Maya conceptions of their gods (2013). Research assistant with and project coordinator of “Text Database and Dictionary of Classic Mayan” of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts since 2014.

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Sven Gronemeyer

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Studied Anthropology of the Americas, Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology, and Egyptology at the University of Bonn beginning in 1998. Master of Arts awarded in 2004 with an epigraphic study of the inscriptions of Tortuguero, Mexico. Doctoral fellowship recipient at La Trobe University in Melbourne from 2011 to 2014. Doctorate completed in 2015 with a dissertation on the orthographic conventions of Maya writing and phonemic reconstruction of Classic Mayan. Staff member on the Proyecto Arqueológico Tamarindito from 2010 to 2012. Vice President of Wayeb (European Association of Mayanists) from 2014 to 2016. Honorary Associate of La Trobe University since 2015. Recipient of a 2015 Nancy Millis Medal.

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Elisabeth Wagner

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Studied Anthropology of the Americas, Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology, Ethnology, and Classical Archaeology at the University of Marburg, the University of Cologne, and the Free University of Berlin. Graduate degree [Magister] in Anthropology of the Americas from the Free University of Berlin with thesis “Personal Names and Relational Glyphs in the Inscriptions of Chichen Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico” (1996). Visiting Student at Trier University of Applied Sciences (Idar-Oberstein campus) in Gemstone and Jewelry Design. Freelance artist (stone sculpture and gemstone engraving). Doctoral candidate in Anthropology of the Americas at the University of Bonn (dissertation topic: Structure 10L-18, Copán, Honduras: Reconstruction and Iconographic Analysis of the Sculptural Program of a Classic Maya Funerary Temple).

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Franziska Diehr

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Master’s degree in Information Science received from the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2013 with thesis on the use of data modelling for describing scientific collections. Previously completed Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies at the University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics in Berlin in 2010 with a documentation of a photographic lot from the inventory of the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst.

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Maximilian Brodhun

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Studied Applied Information Science at the Georg August University in Göttingen. Master’s degree received in 2013 in the field of data management in Biomedicine and experiments of DNA sequencing. Previously conducted Bachelor studies in Applied Information Science at the Georg August University in Göttingen in the department of Health Informatics. Degree awarded in 2012 in the field of Service Level Agreements in GRID computing with application to medicine.

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