Erasmus Traineeship

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 some traineeships of the duration of (minimum) 4 months to master’s students or young graduates enrolled in European universities members of Erasmus+ mobility program.

The project will be hosted by the LEXECON research pr ogram, recently awarded by an Italian national research grant (PRIN). The trainee 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 trainee will experience a lively multidisciplinary atmosphere of research, combining economics, history, and linguistics. Under the guidance of the Department’s researchers, he/she 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 trainee will be based at the CIPEI premises (Department of Economics and Management, Via Cosimo Ridolfi 10, Pisa), but in case of force majeur or for limited periods, he/she 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 activities


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