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).
As part of the Erasmus cooperation, staying abroad is also possible at the following institutons:
- Faculty of History and Archaeology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
- Ägyptologisches Seminar, Universität Basel
- Dipartimento di Storia, Archeologia, Geografia, Arte e Spettacolo (SAGAS), Università degli Studi di Firenze
- Edebiyat Fakültesi, Hititoloji Ana Bilim Dalı, İstanbul Üniversitesi
- Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Sezione di Lingue e letterature straniere, Scienze dell'Antichità, Universität Pavia
- School of History and Archaeology AUTh, Aristoteleio Panepistimio Thessalonikis
- Institut für Ägyptologie, Universität Wien
Please contact the coordination office for the organization of appropriate stays and for further agreements.
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.