Geogr., M. Sc.

Christoph Schimmel

PhD Candidate, Researcher

 

The main question that guides my research is what kind of sociospatial strategies and practices shape the way of how social (and digital) inequalities are being produced and reproduced. With reference to my PhD project, I mainly consider sociospatial relations within the academic system of knowledge production and the academic publishing industry. 

Contact

Office Location

Location: Bruno-Sander-Haus, 7th floor, room 60735
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Consultation

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Phone

Phone: +43-512-507-54057
Fax: +43-512-507-54199

Postal address

Department of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Platforms & Social Media

Research Foci

At a Glance

Regional

South and Southeast Asia

(India, Cambodia)

Thematic

Digital Geographies

Open Science / Open Access

Digital and Social Inequalities

Concepts & Theories

Sociospatial relations

critical theory

urban informality

 

Methods

Qualitative social research

quantitative methods

social network analysis

value chain analysis

 

Academic Career

Positions:

 

2019 – present → PhD Candidate / Researcher at the Institute of Geography, Innsbruck University

2016 – 2019 → Project Coordinator at the Freie Universität Berlin, Center for Digital Systems, “Open Encyclopedia System”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) 

2014 – 2016 → Technical Consultant at the Center for Digital Systems, Freie Universität Berlin

2011 – 2015 → M. Sc. Geographical Development Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

2007 – 2011 → B. A. Cultural Geography, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

 

 

 

Degrees:

2015 → Master of Science (“Geography”), Free University Berlin;

Title of thesis: “Urbane Informalität am Beispiel des Straßenhandels in Phnom Penh, Kambodscha”

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2011 → Bachelor of Arts, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

 

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Open Encyclopedia System. Open Source Software for Open Access Encyclopedias


Apostolopoulos, N. / Schimmel, C. / I. Egilmez
Everything Changes, Everything Stays the Same? Understanding Information Spaces, pp. 380-385.

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Open Encyclopedia System - Open Source Platform for Open Access Encyclopedias.


C. Schimmel
Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Membership Meeting Fall 2017,
December 12 2017 Washington DC. Project briefing.

 

Contributions to Volumes:

 

Apostolopoulos, N./ Schimmel, C. & I. Egilmez (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. & C. Schimmel (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: http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-5832

 

Other Publications:

 

Schimmel, C. (2017): Open Encyclopedia System – Open Source Platform for Open Access Encyclopedias. Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Membership Meeting, Fall 2017, December 12 2017 Washington, DC. Project briefing (Link to presentation: PDF).

 

Blogs:

 

Schimmel, C. (2019): Why does a geographical perspective on Open Access matter? In: Transient Spaces Blog, 15.01.2020, (Link). DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.34834/2019.0008

Schimmel, C. (2016): Online-Enzyklopädien: Starterhilfe. In: Freie Universität Berlin: E-Learning & E-Teaching Blog. Ideenbar zu digitalen Medien in der Hochschullehre, 29.04.2016, (Link).

Schimmel, C. (2016): Online-Enzyklopädien in der Praxis II. In: Freie Universität Berlin: E-Learning & E-Teaching Blog. Ideenbar zu digitalen Medien in der Hochschullehre, 27.04.2016, (Link).

Schimmel, C. (2016): Online-Enzyklopädien in der Praxis I. In: Freie Universität Berlin: E-Learning & E-Teaching Blog. Ideenbar zu digitalen Medien in der Hochschullehre, 22.04.2016, (Link).

Schimmel, C. (2016): Online-Enzyklopädien im Überblick. In: Freie Universität Berlin: E-Learning & E-Teaching Blog. Ideenbar zu digitalen Medien in der Hochschullehre, 15.04.2016, (Link).

 

About Me

My main interest as a geographer is how (social and digital) inequalities are being produced and reproduced. To begin with an analysis of the system of academic knowledge production seems to be a good starting point to investigate global power relations and its consequences for global society. I am focussing on qualitatively-driven mixed methods in order to combine the best of the two worlds and try to create a whole picture of my object of research.

Before I started to do my PhD, I was coordinator of the DFG project “Open Encyclopedia System” at the Freie Universität Berlin from 2016 to 2019. During my masters I did field research in Varanasi, India (funded by PROMOS – DAAD) and Phnom Penh, Cambodia (funded by the Humboldt-Ritter-Penck-Stiftung). I studied at the Universities of Erlangen-Nürnberg and Berlin (Freie Universität) and received my Master’s degree from the Freie Universität Berlin.

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