PhD student. Working in various digital humanities projects at the Centre for Information Modelling at the University of Graz. I studied history and digital heritage studies (EuroMACHS).
My PhD is about "Information-based resource discovery for historical information. Using the example of historical financial documents". I am very interested in semantic technologies, linked open data and web development in the humanities.
I grew up in a village in Upper Styria in Austria. Together with Christian Steiner I founded a DH/IT company - Digital Humanities Craft - in 2022. Since 2023, I work on generative AI and prompt engineering for research-related tasks and digital humanities.

Publications & Projects


Teaching & Presentations


Here you find all the teaching material (work in progress)

  • Introduction to Computer Science, DH Master Graz, 2018-present
  • Selected Questions of Computer Science, DH Master Graz, 2017-present
  • Web Development DH Master, Graz, 2017-present
  • Data-based knowledge production and organization certificate course "Data Librarian", Wien and Graz, 2019-present
  • Advanced Information Modelling, DH Master Graz, 2020-2023
  • Project management (Planning, development, evaluation of DH projects) DH Master, Graz, 2020-present
  • Text encoding and analysis with TEI, DH Master Vienna, 2020-2023
  • Knowledge Engineering in the Digital Humanities , 2021
  • Vernetzung von Sammlungen und Datenaggregation. Digitales Kuratieren in Museen und Sammlungsinstitutionen Modul: Vernetzte Sammlungen. Design und Interaktivität, Krems, 2022/24
  • Semantic Web, Linked Open Data, Digital Editions. Introduction to LOD: From Digital Scholarly Editions and Text Collections to the Web of Data, Workshop, Rostock, 2023
  • Zach B. / Pollin C.: Projektmanagement und KI. Uni For Life. 2023-2024
  • Freidl M. / Rainer M. / Pollin C.: Förderung und KI. Uni For Life. 2024
  • Staudegger E. / Pollin C.: LegalTech/legal media competence (Benefits and limitations of ChatGPT for academic legal work). Graz. 2024

Angewandte Generative KI in den (digitalen) Geisteswissenschaften

GenAI & Prompt Engineering



Bio & Membership & Events Organised


Holds a Master's Degree in History and a Joint Master's Degree in Digital Cultural Heritage. He is currently a PhD student in Digital Humanities. Since 2016, he has been working in various positions at the Centre for Information Modeling (ZIM) at the University of Graz. His work includes technical development and data modeling in various projects such as 'STEFAN ZWEIG DIGITAL', 'Open Access Database Adjective-Adverb Interfaces in Romance' or 'Digital Edition Publishing Cooperative for Historical Accounts'. His work focuses on semantic web technologies, resource discovery and web programming. In addition to teaching in these fields, his dissertation project focuses on information-based resource discovery for historical information. He is a co-founder of Digital Humanities Craft.

Digital Humanities Craft

Academic Employment

  • 10/2021 – 12/2024: University Assistant (PreDoc), Centre for Information Modelling (ZIM), University of Graz
  • 01/2018 – 08/2021: Scientific Employee (PreDoc, third party funded), Centre for Information Modelling (ZIM), University of Graz
  • 01/2017 – 12/2017: Developer, Centre for Information Modelling (ZIM), University of Graz
  • 09/2015 – 12/2016: Student Assistant, Centre for Information Modelling (ZIM) and Institute for Linguistics, University of Graz
  • 05/2015 – 07/2015: Student Assistant, Centre for Teacher Training (eLearning), Cologne
  • 2013/2014 (summer terms): Student Assistant for Tutorials, University of Technology Graz


  • 03/2018 – present: PhD candidate in Digital Humanities; University of Graz
  • 08/2015 – 12/2020: MA in History; University of Graz
  • 11/2014 – 06/2017: MA in Digital Cultural Heritage (EuroMACHS) 'Europe, Digital Media, Arts and Cultural Heritage Studies'; University of Graz
  • 04/2011 – 11/2014: BA in History; University of Graz
  • 09/2010 – 11/2014 (without graduation): Teacher Training Programme; Subject: History, Social Studies and Political Education; Subject: Computer Science and Computer Science Management