In 2018, the Forensic Linguistics Short Course started as a one-time-only project of the Student Council of Linguistics and Phonetics at the University of Cologne, Dr Isabel Picornell, and Dr Ria Perkins. As the program received an unexpectedly high number of applications as well as highly positive feedback from participants, the coordinators decided to make the Forensic Linguistics Short Course an annual summer school.
An important feature of the Forensic Linguistics Short Course is that it is a strictly non-profit project. Neither the coordinators nor the summer school’s partners receive any share of the participation fees. The fee is solely used to cover expenses such as teachers, meals and snacks, beverages, and excursions (and online tools for the online version). Hence, we are trying to keep the fees as low as possible and still to be able to offer you a great experience when participating.
Substantial parts of the summer school’s schedule are intensive sessions on pertinent areas of forensic linguistics, an open poster session, and events introducing local culture.
Below you will find a short overview of the previous editions of the Forensic Linguistics Short Course.
The first edition of the Forensic Linguistics Summer School took place in July 2018.
The venue was the main building of the humanities faculty at the University of Cologne.
In total, 23 participants (53% rejection rate) from 12 different countries and 11 different institutions participated.
The second edition of the Forensic Linguistics Summer School took place in August 2019.
The venue was the “Modulbau Weyertal” building at the University of Cologne.
In total, 27 participants (49% rejection rate) from 19 different countries and 17 different institutions participated.
The third edition of the Forensic Linguistics Short Course will take place in August 2021.
In total, 20 participants (50% rejection rate) from 8 different countries and 16 different institutions will participate.