LEXECON – Call for Erasmus+ traineeships

The international research network on economics lexicon

Call for Erasmus+ traineeships

The Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics (Filologia, Letteratura e Linguistica) of the University of Pisa, in collaboration with the Centro Interuniversitario di documentazione sul Pensiero Economico Italiano (CIPEI,, offers four traineeships, each of the duration of min. 4 – max. 6 months to master’s students or young graduates enrolled in European universities
members of Erasmus+ mobility. The project will be hosted by the LEXECON research programme of the University of Pisa, too, recently awarded by an Italian National grant (PRIN). The trainees will contribute to the creation of a bibliographical database and a specialized corpus of
digital texts on economics that were published between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. The texts that will be considered for the project are published in one of the following languages:
• Italian
• English
• French
• German
• Spanish
• Portuguese

The trainees will experience a lively multidisciplinary atmosphere of research, combining economics, history, and linguistics. Under the guidance of the Department’s researchers, they will follow the whole chain of construction of a digital corpus of texts and learn the computer-assisted techniques of:
• production of a bibliographic record and its metadata
• processing of annotated digital texts: scanning, OCR recognition, error cleaning, mark-up and linguistic annotation
• linguistic analysis of texts
Although the activities focus on economic texts, the skills acquired are transferable to all humanities and social sciences.
We encourage applications from master’s students and young graduates in:
• linguistics
• European literatures
• humanities (history, philosophy, anthropology, digital humanities)
• economic sciences
• political and social sciences
• computer science

The trainees will be based at the CIPEI premises (Department of Economics and Management, Via Cosimo Ridolfi 10, Pisa), but in case of emergencies related to pandemic’s events or other force majeure, they can also work remotely.
Internship eligible languages:
• English or Italian (at least B1) for communication
• Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (at least C1) for research-related

For any further information please contact:
Professor Marco E. L. Guidi
Alice Martini,