Nils Kellner


Since April 2023, I have been working as a Research Associate in the DFG project "CANSpiN" (Computational Approaches to Narrative Space in 19th and 20th Century Novels). Within this context, I am involved in research and teaching in the field of Digital Humanities. As part of the research project, my primary responsibility is the comparative analysis of spatiality in German and Spanish language text corpora from the 19th century. Currently, I am engaged in the XML/TEI-based processing of the Spanish corpus using transformation scripts and the development of a category set for annotating spatial entities in the texts.

My research interests encompass Digital Humanities, particularly from a literary perspective, European Romanticism, and the interplay between literature and art.


  • Lemke, Marc, Ulrike Henny-Krahmer, and Nils Kellner. "CANSpiN: Zur computergestützten Analyse narrativen Raums im Roman des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts." In: DHd 2024. Quo vadis DH. Konferenzabstracts. Passau, 26.02.-01.03.2024. DOI:
  • Kellner, Nils: "Der Ingenieur und sein Fortschritt. Wissenstheoretische und -geschichtliche Perspektiven auf ein Zentralmotiv um 1900." [Conference Report.] In: Technikgeschichte 89, no. 4 (2022): 325–332. DOI:


I completed my studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in September 2019, where I obtained my first state examination in primary school education. In March 2023, at the same institution, I successfully completed a Master's degree in Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies. Since then, I have been actively engaged in the interdisciplinary and interfaculty research project "CANSpiN" at the University of Rostock.

Nils Kellner

Digital Humanities
Institute for German Studies
Gertrudenstraße 11, Torhaus, Room 106
18057 Rostock

Tel.: +49 381 498 2553
E-Mail: nils.kellneruni-rostockde

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