Stay Abroad and Hands-on Experience


A Stay Abroad

All doctoral students will spend up to four weeks abroad in a department they can select themselves and that would be engaged in research kindred to their own.

So far, the following departments have agreed to form part of the network:

De­partment of His­tory and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and Whipple Mu­se­um (Prof. Dr. Liba Taub);

Research Library and Collection, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C., Har­vard;

Centre d'Études sur le Moyen Âge et la Renaissance (CEMR) (also working with the research group "Medieval Encyclopedias" [Oriental Studies and CEMR]); they will have access to the manuscript holdings at the University of Leuven and the Royal Library at Brussels, Uni­ver­sité catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (Prof. Dr. Baudouin Van den Abeele);

Uni­ver­si­ty of Manchester (Clas­sics and Graeco-Arabic-Studies) (Prof. Dr. Peter Pormann).


Hands-on Experience

Doctoral students can take part in special courses organised for them (lasting from several days up to a month) at the RGZM and in labs at the Faculty of "Chemistry, Pharmacy and Geology" and the Institute "Spezielle Botanik und Botanischer Garten" at the University of Mainz to become familiar with analytical methods (especially if they are relevant for their own research), e.g. analysing minerals, taxonomy of plants (cooperating partners: Daim, Schreg, Drausch­ke, Gronenborn, Hofmeister, Kadereit).

In addition, the RGZM will offer individual instruction in methods of analysis important for the candidate's research.