Dr. Mathias Jehn
Dr. Mathias Jehn is project coordinator for nestor, the
German network of expertise for the long-term storage of digital resources. Born on 2
November 1970 in Bad Brueckenau, he studied medieval and modern history, cultural
anthropology, European ethnology and evangelical theology in Frankfurt am Main and
Florence. Upon completion of his doctorate in 2002 in medieval history at the
University of Bologna, Dr. Jehn began his archival traineeship at the provincial
archives of North-Rhine Westphalia in Muenster. In 2005, he completed his professional
training at the Archivschule in Marburg. Dr. Jehn acquired his first collections
experience as a certified archivist at the state archives of Duesseldorf and Marburg.
Since 2006 he has been the project coordinator for nestor, the German network of
expertise for the long-term storage of digital resources. Nestor is funded by the
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Dr. Jehn has published articles
on the political stance of the legal profession in Bologna, the formation of archival
collections and the nestor project. He has also been involved in the management
of numerous activities regarding the long-term conservation of digital resources.