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Digital Humanities Craft

We provide solutions for research-driven IT services.
We focus on projects within the Digital Humanities and within cultural heritage institutions.

About

Mag. Christian Steiner, MA

Christopher Pollin, MA MA

Christian Steiner and Christopher Pollin

Christian began his university career with a master's degree in Translation. Christopher, on the other hand, was more interested in the past and pursued a master's degree in History. Both of us completed joint master's degrees in Digital Humanities at different times, before we’d gotten to know each other. Christian then started working as a research assistant at the Centre for Information Modelling (ZIM) at the University of Graz in 2012, where he was joined by Christopher in 2016, who took the same path and became research assistant at the same institute.

We soon found out that we shared many interests in the field of Digital Humanities, with both of us focused on technical development, data modelling, semantic web technologies and web programming. Whereas Christian’s interests lie more in the fields of data processing and linked data, Christopher prefers to rack his brain over resource discovery. Currently we are both PhD candidates in Digital Humanities, with Christian's thesis exploring linked data and the potential of using Wikidata as a hub between the Life Sciences and the Humanities, and Christopher's dissertation project focusing on ontology-based resource discovery for research in the Humanities. Alongside this, we also enjoy teaching, especially co-teaching.

Services & Pricing

We offer services covering different aspects of research-driven IT services:
Project Implementation, Consulting, Teaching & Training

Project Implementation

We have years of experience in implementing web interfaces for digital editions, collections and research projects.

  • HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
  • Modern JavaScript Development
  • React
  • Bootstrap, JQuery
  • APIs, REST, web user interface design

Transforming data into established standards is part of our core business. We are experienced XSL-T and Python programmers and know a wide range of standards. We also have extensive experience in modeling humanities domains.

  • X-Technologies: XML, Xpath, XQuery, XSL-T
  • Metadatastandards: TEI, LIDO, IIIF, METS, Linked Data
  • Semantic Web: RDF, SKOS, OWL, SPARQL
  • Programming: Python

We specialize in the analysis and visualization of research data.

  • SPARQL, SQL
  • d3.js, plotly.js, leaflet.js
  • pandas, numpy, seaborn, matplotlib

Consulting, Teaching & Training

If you have questions about the management, planning and realization of projects, you’ve come to the right place. We can help with any question around modeling, data acquisition and the digital implementation of projects.

We teach the following topics at universities or specialized schools.

  • Introduction to computer science
  • Web development
  • Data-based knowledge production and organization
  • Information modelling
  • Knowledge engineering and semantic web technologies
  • Project management
  • X-Technologies
  • Digital edition and text encoding

We also offer specialist training courses tailored to your specific needs.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for an individual offer or to learn more about our services.

Work

Selection of DH projects we implemented at ZIM-ACDH.

Contact

Please feel free to contact us at any time and to learn more about our DH services.