Rostock Working Group Digital Humanities

The Rostock Working Group Digital Humanities (RosDH) is an interdisciplinary association and network of members of the University of Rostock who are concerned with digital methods and their development and application in the humanities. Its goal is to promote networking among those who are active in the Digital Humanities or would like to become involved in this area. The aim is also to engage participants in the dialogue about how the Digital Humanities can be further developed as an interdisciplinary field of research at the University of Rostock. Furthermore, the working group is intended to create a forum for the exchange of information on topics, methods, and projects in the Digital Humanities.

Starting in the summer semester of 2023, the working group will organize the lecture series "Digital Humanities in Focus: Methods, Applications, and Perspectives" in cooperation with the Junior Professorship for Digital Humanities. It is planned to continue the lecture series in the winter semester 2023/24 in cooperation with the research network IuK. With the upcoming winter semester, the lecture series will also be part of the module "Digital Humanities Colloquium", which can be taken by master students of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in the complementary area.


Jun.-Prof. Ulrike Henny-Krahmer (Organisation)

Fernanda Alvares Freire, M.A. (Organisation)

Erik Renz, B.A. (Organisation)

Hellmut Braun

Dr. Yvonne Dudzik

Prof. Dr. habil. Holger Helbig

Dr. Petra Himstedt-Vaid

Fabian Kaßner, M.A.

Karsten Labahn, M.A.

apl. Prof. Dr. habil. Roger Labahn

Marc Lemke, M.A.

Antje Meuser, M.A.

Dr.-Ing. Holger Meyer

Caroline Müller, M.A.

Dr. Philipp Pilhofer

Dr. Sebastian Schick

Dr. Christoph Schmitt

Max Schröder, M.Sc.

Robert Stephan, M.A.

Antje Theise, M.A.

Martin Wagner, M.A.

Associate Members

Dr. Anja Eggert (FBN Dummerstorf)

Prof. Dr. Frank Fischer (Free University of Berlin)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Krüger (University of Wismar)

Dr. Frederike Neuber-Martucci (BBAW)

Dr. Torsten Roeder (University of Würzburg)



Time Location Type of Event


5 to 7 p.m. JP-SR1 Lecture Series


5 to 7 p.m. JP-SR1 Lecture Series


5 to 7 p.m. JP-SR1 Lecture Series


5 to 7 p.m. JP-SR1 Lecture Series


5 to 7 p.m. JP-SR1 Lecture Series
Lecture Series
About the Series

The lecture series "Digital Humanities in Focus: Methods, Applications, and Perspectives" has been organized since the summer semester of 2023 by the Rostock Working Group Digital Humanities (RosDH) and the Junior Professorship for Digital Humanities. It presents current issues in the theory, methodology, and practice of digital humanities by representatives of the University of Rostock as well as invited guests from the German-speaking and international community. The goal is to promote engagement in dialogue about digital humanities, an interdisciplinary field of study and research in which computer-assisted methods are developed, applied, and reflected upon in the humanities.

The lecture series takes place on Mondays from 5 to 7 p.m. during the lecture period, either in person and/or online via Zoom. Everyone interested is warmly invited to participate.

Current Program

Fernanda Alvares Freire

Exploring Ancient History through Social Network Analysis of the Zenon Archive

The Zenon archive is the most extensive surviving collection of documents dating back to the Ptolemaic period (305-30 BCE), comprising over 1800 texts. It serves as a valuable source for gaining insight into the social dynamics of ancient Egypt. Specifically, this presentation explores Social Network Analysis (SNA) as a viable approach to analyzing and examining the archive's large quantities of historical textual evidence. The texts in question are written on papyri and focus on the daily dealings and administration of a rural estate in the Fayum, spanning between 263 and 229 BCE. In this presentation, we will explore how computational methods can help historians overcome the challenges of working on large and complex datasets by leveraging existing digital resources and methodologies in papyrology and digital humanities. Additionally, we will discuss the basics of SNA and its practical applications within the context of the Zenon archive.

For more information, please click here.


Digital Humanities
Institute for German Studies
Gertrudenstraße 11, Torhaus
18057 Rostock

E-Mail: phf.dhuni-rostockde

Lecture Series:

Digital Humanities in Focus

Meeting ID: 630 4747 2241
Passcode: 430211