Christoph Schimmel, BA MSc



Innrain 52f, 7th floor, room 60736a


Christoph Schimmel, BA MSc
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52f, 6020 Innsbruck

Short biography

  • 2019 - 2023: PhD student and University assistant at UIBK
  • 2016 - 2019: Project coordinator "Open Encyclopedia System" at Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2014 - 2016: Technical consultant at CeDiS, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2011 - 2015: M. Sc. Geographical Development Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2007 - 2011: B. A. Cultural Geography, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Research foci

  • Conceptual / Theoretical: sociospatial relations; critical theory; urban informality
  • Thematic: open science; open access; digital inequalities; social inequalities
  • Regional: South- and South-East Asia (Cambodia, India); Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, South Africa)
  • Methodological: qualitative social research; quantitative methods; social network analysis; value chain analysis


  • Apostolopoulos, N., Schimmel, C., Egilmez, I. (2017): Open Encyclopedia System. Open Source Software for Open Access Encyclopedias. In: M. Gäde/V. Trkulja/V. Petras (Eds.): Everything changes, Everything Stays the Same? Understanding Information Spaces. Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium for Information Science (ISI 2017), Berlin, 13th-15th March 2017. Glückstadt: Verlag Werner Hülsbusch, pp. 380-385.
  • Apostolopoulos, N., Egilmez I., Schimmel, C. (2016): Open Encyclopedia System - Open Source-Plattform für Open Access Online-Enzyklopädien. In: Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin (Eds.): Open in Action in Berlin-Brandenburg. Open-Access-Projekte wissenschaftlicher Einrichtungen aus Berlin und Brandenburg 2016, Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, pp. 22-23. DOI: 10.14279/depositonce-5832.


  • C. Schimmel (2017): Open Encyclopedia System - Open Source Platform for Open Access Encyclopedias. Held at the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Membership Meeting Fall 2017, December 12 2017, Washington, D.C. (Link to presentation).
  • C. Schimmel (2017): Das Open Encyclopedia System (OES): Open-Source-Plattform für Open-Access-Enzyklopädien. 21. Berliner DH-Rundgang, Freie Universität Berlin, 17.07.2017.
  • C. Schimmel (2017): Project presentation "Open Encyclopedia System" at the Open Access Days 2017 in Dresden, Germany. Tool-Marktplatz der Open Access Tage Dresden, 11.-13.09.2017.
  • C. Schimmel (2016): "Open Encyclopedia System - Open Source Plattform für Open Access Encyclopädien". Poster presentation held at the Open Access Days 2016, München, 10.-11.10.2016.



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