Who can participate?

The 2021 summer school is technically the postponed edition of the 2020 summer school. This is why confirmed participants from 2020 will be given priority, if they want to participate in 2021.

In general, we invite all PhD-students and young researchers working on projects in Translation or Interpreting History to apply for this summer school. Applications from all countries, different disciplines and all stages of research are welcome. Interested MA students are welcome, if there are spots available.

Applicants should have a demonstrable interest in translation or interpreting historical issues and the contents of the summer school. Ideally, their PhD-projects or current research projects have a certain thematic connection to the summer school.


How to apply for open spots:

After July 15 2021 remaining open spots will be open to interested researchers and students. Information about the availability of spots will be posted on our website. You can also send an e-mail to us if you are interested and we will inform you via e-mail as soon as open spots are available.

Applications for open spots must include:

  • a letter including thoughts on what you want to work on and learn during the summer school and what knowledge/ method / ideas you would be willing to share at the summer school (max 1 page)
  • the outline of your research project / thesis (max 1 page) a description of the methodological component of the PhD-project along with questions connected to this component which could be of interest to all participants

We accept applications in English, German and French.

 All spots have been filled. We do not accept applications anymore.

Participation fee

Note: Participation fee for the 2021 edition of the summer school has been reduced, since it is an online event.

€ 120; to be paid in advance after being confirmed as a participant of the summer school.

For the duration of the summer school, participants will be admitted to the University of Vienna as „external students”, which includes access to all libraries of the University of Vienna and online access to a great range of literature and databases.


The University of Vienna will provide two applicants for the summer school with a scholarship that covers the participation fee. If you want to be considered for a scholarship, please indicate it in your application  e-mail. Please note that only official students of the University of Vienna or from one of our partner universities can be candidates for this scholarship.

Other scholarships or grants that might be of interest to you: If you want to apply for a scholarship or financial aid from an exchange program or other institution to cover your costs, we will gladly assist you in the process. (e.g. summer school scholarship of the European Society of Translation Studies (link), Erasmus+, Ceepus)