univie: summer school 2018

Methods in Translation History

12-19th September 2018,

Centre for Translation Studies, University of Vienna

After the success of the first international summer school on Translation History (13-20th September 2017) which focused on various theoretical and methodological aspects of historiographical research in Translation Studies, we are proud to announce the second international summer school on Translation History! This year’s event will specifically focus on questions of method in Translation History and their relationship to translation theory. We have invited renowned guest lecturers who represent a variety of methodological approaches and will share their knowledge about the usage of specific methods in interactive lectures to help advance the participants’ PhD-projects. The methodological issues to be discussed include the relevance and role of case studies, oral history in Interpreting Studies, and source critique. Also, the Viennese team will present their own specific approach to translation history. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in detailed and extensive discussions about their individual projects and present the methodological challenges they are facing.

We invite all PhD-students working on projects in Translation History to apply for this year’s summer schools. Check Application & Costs for more details.

Invited speakers

  • Dilek Dizdar (University of Mainz/ Germersheim)
  • Carsten Sinner (University of Leipzig)
  • Michaela Wolf (University of Graz)
  • Christopher Rundle (University of Bologna)
  • Ine Van linthout (Free University of Brussels/Ghent University)

Bionotes & abstracts are available at invited speakers.


  • Larisa Schippel (scientific direction)
  • Julia Richter
  • Stefanie Kremmel
  • Karlheinz Spitzl
  • Tomasz Rozmyslowicz
  • Joana Brandtner

See organizers to find out more.


All participants that have fulfilled the required tasks will receive an official certificate of the University of Vienna stating the successful completion of a workload of 4 ECTS.


Some classes will be held in English and some in German. We will provide you with simultaneous interpretation into English whenever German is used.

Enjoying Vienna

Vienna is an interesting and vibrant city, especially in summer. We would like to invite all participants of the summer school to take part in our additional program that includes visits of museums, pub quizzes, dinners and other social and cultural events. See program for more details.