DHCH / Moritz Mähr

Moritz Mähr


Universität Basel


Since 2018, Moritz Mähr has been working at the Chair of the History of Technology at ETH Zurich as a research assistant. Since 2021, he has also worked as project manager for Stadt.Geschichte.Basel at the University of Basel. From 2018 to 2020, Moritz Mähr worked at the Collegium Helveticum in the Fellow Project "Autonomies in the Digital Society" of Prof. David Gugerli. His research focuses on the history of technology, in particular the interactions between computers and administration. He is a member of the transdisciplinary PhD program Migration and Postcoloniality Meet Switzerland at the University of Fribourg.

Born in St. Gallen in 1987, he studied Banking & Finance (BA UZH, 2011), Philosophy & History of Knowledge (MA ETH, 2014) and Computer Science in Zurich and Berlin and worked as CTO and project manager in the private sector.


  • Digital Humanities
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Digital history