CARMEN will provide the Early Stage Researchers with a unique portfolio of competences, ranging from editorial management, digital humanities, gender studies and archaeology over manuscript studies to transcultural competences, supplemented by a well-balanced training in transferable skills. The international cooperation between universities, research institutions, cultural institutions and a publishing house will enable the ESRs to pursue research in a high-profile academic context in close contact with non-academic potential fields of employment.


The intercultural and intersectoral 2 months internships in Berlin, Bordeaux, Heidelberg, Leiden and London are designed especially for our ESRs and closely linked to their individual projects. They will provide further training in different skills and expose the ESRs to employ­ment situations in the academic and non-academic realm.

Internship 1
Digital Humanities
Université de Bordeaux, Ausonius-Institut de recherche sur l’Antiquité et le Moyen âge

ESRs 1, 5, 6 and 10 will get additional expertise in the broad field of managing digital infrastructure and research support. Dr. Milagros Navarro Caballero, expert on digital epigraphy, and Natalie Prévôt, director of the Digital Humanities training programme, will serve as their supervisors.

Internship 2
Digital Epigraphy
University of London, Institute of Classical Studies

Digital editing concepts may be realised with different solutions (modular structure with plugins, tools etc.). There­fore, ESR 2 and 3 will receive further input with the support of Dr. Gabriel Bodard, a world-leading expert on digital epigraphy.

Internship 3
Cultural Heritage
Heidelberg Zentrum Kulturelles Erbe

ESR 7 will be trained in the fields of cultural heritage and management of cultural institutions at the Heidelberg Zentrum Kulturelles Erbe that offers counselling services for col­lections and cultural institutions. Prof. Dr. Chr. Witschel, the director of the Institute and coordinator of the cultural heritage-training programme, will serve as supervisor.

Internship 4
Publishing, Production
Koninklijke Brill NV

ESR 8, 9 and 11 will get training in the operation’s department of the BRILL publishing house at Leiden, a leading enter­prise in the field of humanities publications with more than 300 journals and 1500 books each year.

Internship 5
Editing & Project Planning
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

ESR 4 focuses on manuscript studies and palaeography and will receive further training in analogue editing of inscriptions at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, a leading institution on epigraphy. Dr. Alexander Czmiel, director of Digital Humanities, and Dr. Ulrike Ehmig, managing director of Carmina Latina Epigraphica, will serve as supervisors.