Edinburgh Interpreting Research
Summer School (EIRSS)
4-8 July 2016



EIRSS was launched in 2013 and it was the first ever initiative of its kind. It is designed to offer intensive research training for existing and future scholars in any field of interpreting.

Relevant to researchers interested in Conference Interpreting (CI) and Public Service Interpreting (PSI) alike, for both spoken and signed languages, EIRSS includes lectures on the state of the art in CI and PSI research, seminars, participants’ presentations of their own research and a round-table discussion. Suggested reading lists and other materials for personal study are provided.

Who is EIRSS aimed at?

EIRSS is open to existing and future scholars in any field of interpreting including those about to embark on a PhD, those in the first stages of doctoral study and those considering a change of direction in their professional career or academic trajectory.

Applicants are expected to hold a postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject or appropriate professional experience and should be proficient in English.

2016 Programme

The five-day programme includes guest lectures from world-leading figures in interpreting research. We are delighted to have Daniel Gile as our guest lecturer again this year. Professor Gile was also our guest lecturer in the inaugural EIRSS in 2013. We were also honoured to have Cecilia Wadensjö, Barbara Moser-Mercer and Franz Pöchhacker as guest lecturers in the past years. The programme also includes lectures and seminars by Heriot-Watt academics and research managers.

Participants also have the opportunity to network with world-renowned researchers in the field of interpreting as well as the chance to showcase individual projects and receive feedback from the expert staff in LINCS.


EIRSS 2016
Critical Link 8 attendees £400
Early Bird rate (up to 13 May) £625
Standard rate (14 May onwards) £675


Registration and payment for EIRSS 2016 can be made via our online booking and payment portal.


The organisation reserves the right to cancel the event if the required number of participants is not reached. In the event of cancellation, a full refund of the registration fee will be offered. The organisation will not be liable for any other expenses incurred before the event is formally confirmed.

The working language of the EIRSS is English. There will be BSL and International Sign provision for Deaf participants. Please note that we will only take responsibility for providing BSL and International Sign. Any other provisions will need to be arranged and paid for by attending delegates. Please contact the organisers with any questions.