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Leonor Alvarez Francés

PhD candidate

L. Alvarez Francés MA
+31 71 527 2516

Specialized in transnational history and digital tools for research in cultural history.

More information about Leonor Alvarez Francés


I am fascinated by how doing research using varied languages, tools and methodologies challenges historical knowledge. My PhD research is a comparative study of Spanish and Dutch chronicles written during the Revolt in the Low Countries (1568-1648). Bringing them together reveals a fascinating new face of the conflict. As a digital historian, I focus on tool criticism. I believe a digital approach has much to offer to learning on the complexity of transnational history. Moreover, digital tools offer unprecedented opportunities for sharing research results with a broad public.

Grants & Awards

Winner of Essay Price 'Digital Humanities' awarded by the Huizinga Instituut (2016) 

Curriculum vitae

I obtained my BA in History from Universitat de Barcelona. After graduating from the Research Master in History at the University of Amsterdam, I have worked on Digital Humanities projects at the UvA and the Huygens ING. In the last years I have combined research on the Dutch Revolt from a transnational perspective with teaching digital tool criticism for historians. 

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Institute for History
  • Algemene Geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 0.15



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