Fernanda Alvares Freire

Research Associate at the Junior Professorship for Digital Humanities



As a research associate to Jun.-Prof. Ulrike Henny-Krahmer, I am responsible for research and teaching in the field of Digital Humanities. In the junior professorship, we focus on the use of digital methods for research in the humanities as well as on the development of a Digital Humanities degree program at the University of Rostock.

I am also a PhD student in Ancient History and in my dissertation project, I am investigating the structure of social relations in everyday business and political interactions in the texts of the Zenon Archive (3rd century BC). In the context of the dissertation, I focus on Ptolemaic Egypt and documentary papyri. In addition, I am working on digital research methods such as social network analysis, data mining, and general approaches to data management and exploration.

My research interests include digital humanities, ancient history, Hellenistic period, social network analysis, relational data extraction from historical sources, and social history.


I completed my Master's degree in History with focus on Ancient History in 2018 at the University of Brasília (Brazil). Since 2018, I have been pursuing a PhD in Ancient History at the University of Münster, fully-funded by a scholarship from the Brazilian CAPES Foundation (2018-2022). I am also Assistant Editor of the journal "Archai: The Origins of Western Thought" where I am responsible for XML encoding of the published texts. Since the winter semester of 2022, I am a research assistant in the junior professorship for Digital Humanities at the University of Rostock.

Fernanda Alvares Freire

Digital Humanities
Institute for German Studies
Ulmenstraße 69, House 3,
Room 219
18057 Rostock

E-Mail: fernanda.freireuni-rostockde

Consultation Hour

Please feel free to contact me by email at any time. Appointments can be made in presence or online.