PhD student and working in different 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 ontology-based resource discovery and I focus on semantic technologies, linked open data and web development in the humanities.
I grew up in a village in Upper Styria in Austria ;) .

Publications & Projects


Teaching & Presentations


  • Introduction to Computer Science (DH Master), 2018-present
  • Selected Questions of Computer Science (DH Master), 2017-present
  • Web Development (DH Master), 2017-present
  • Data-based knowledge production and organization, 2019-present
  • Advanced Information Modelling (DH Master), 2020
  • SPARQL-Workshop, February 2020


  • Pollin C. / Schneider G. / Gerhalter K. / Hummel M.: Open Access Database 'Adjective-Adverb Interfaces in Romance’. Dha Salzburg. 2018.
  • Pollin C. / Brumfield B. / Tomasek K. / Vogeler G.: Linked Open Data and Digital Edition of Historical Accounts – DEPCHA. Linked Pasts Mainz. 2018.
  • Pollin C.: MEDEA: Datenkonsistenz mittels Ontologie. Dhd Köln. 2018.


Bio & Membership & Events Organised


Holds a Bachelor degree in History and a Joint Master’s Degree in Digital Heritage (EuroMACHS). Currently he is a PhD candidate in Digital Humanities. Since 2016 he has been a research assistant at the Centre for Information Modelling (ZIM) at the University of Graz. His work in technical development and data modelling includes the following projects: STEFAN ZWEIG DIGITAL, in cooperation with the Literature Archive Salzburg; ‘Open Access Database Adjective-Adverb Interfaces in Romance’, in cooperation with the Institute for Romance Studies of the University of Graz; and ‘Digital Edition Publishing Cooperative for Historical Accounts’ with partners in the USA. The main focus of his work is on semantic web technologies, information retrieval, and web programming. In addition to teaching in these fields, his dissertation project focuses on information-based retrieval and discovery for research data in the humanities.

Academic Employment

  • 01/2018 – 08/2021: Scientific Employee (PräDoc), Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ZIM), University of Graz
  • 01/2017 – 12/2017: Developer, Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ZIM), University of Graz
  • 09/2015 – 12/2016: Student Assistant, Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (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 – present: 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; Karl-Franzens University, Graz
  • 09/2010 – present: Teacher Training Programme in History and Computer Science; University of Graz and University of Technology Graz

Events Organised