profile picture of research data manager Steffen Hennicke, taken in the MPIWG library

Steffen Hennicke

Research Data Manager (Since 2021)

Dr. , MA LIS

Steffen Hennicke is the research data manager of the MPIWG. His role involves advising researchers on handling research data and developing institutional data management workflows. He is also involved in the development of the Central Knowledge Graph (CKG), an institutional publication platform for research data, where he is responsible for semantic modelling and data mappings.

Hennicke obtained an M.A. in History, Politics, and Media Studies from Freie Universität Berlin and Universität Potsdam. At Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, he received an M.A. and a doctorate in Library and Information Science (LIS). In his dissertation, he investigates how the research interests of archive users can be analysed and formalized by means of an ontology.

After working for a software company in the cultural heritage sector, he joined the Berlin School of Library and Information Science in Berlin to help build the Europeana and to teach Semantic Web in the School's distance learning Master's programme. Before taking up his position at the MPIWG, he worked as a research assistant for the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media in Brunswick.


Commoning Biomedicine: Networking Decentralized Collections of Oral Histories


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Selected Publications

Hennicke, Steffen (2022). “Strategieentwicklung für institutionelles Forschungsdatenmanagement - Erfahrungsbericht zum Einsatz von RISE-DE.” Talk presented at the 5. FDM-Workshop 2022: Forschungsdatenmanagement in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft…

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Hennicke, Steffen (2021). Neutralität in Bibliotheken: Versuch einer Begriffsschärfung. Berliner Handreichungen zur Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft 479. Berlin: Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft der Humboldt-…

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Past Events

Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch

Fantastic Creatures and Plants: Ottoman Nature in Travelogues and their Computational Explorations

Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch

Contesting, Remaking, and Reimagining Absence among and with Digital Methods: A 3-Project Based Examination