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Discussing Translation: Art, Mediation or Professionalization?
I International Conference on Translation and Interpreting
University of Murcia
10-12 September 2014
Translation is a many-faceted activity. It may be an art for those who, observing from a distance, marvel at its most creative and seductive side; a powerful mediation tool for those with the opportunity to experience the support and solidarity of its most humanitarian work; an arduous and less idealized profession for those who practice it on a daily basis. By typecasting translation into watertight categories, definitions often fail to account for its manifold nature and the intricate system of factors underlying it. This I International Conference on Translation and Interpreting, organized by the Translation and Interpreting Department of the University of Murcia (10-12 September, 2014), aims at fostering critical thinking in the field, examining the multiple faces of translation and reflecting on feasible ways to bring this activity closer to researchers, students, teachers and professionals within the field.
The working languages of the conference will be Spanish, English and French, but papers exploring aspects of other languages (Italian, German, Arabic) are also welcome. Participation is open to scholars, students and teachers in the field of Translation Studies, as well as to professional translators and interpreters, translation companies, linguists, terminologists, publishers, etc.
Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
Frank Austermühl. The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Xosé Castro. Professional translator, and radio and TV presenter. Erik Hertog. Legal interpreter. Minako O’Hagan. Dublin City University.
Closure event: II EETEUM – II Conference on Translation for the Publishing Industry. University of Murcia. 12 September 2014
Translators awarded with the National Translation Prize:
María Teresa Gallego Urrutia Olivia de Miguel Crespo Carmen Montes CanoÁngel Luis Pujante
Submission of abstracts:
Abstracts for papers or posters in one of the following areas are welcome: 1) Translation and Interpreting Theory and History
2) Specialised Translation (Scientific, Technical, Economic, Legal, Sworn and Judicial)
3) Audiovisual Translation (Dubbing, Subtitling, AD, SDH)
4) Software, Website and Videogame Localization, MT (Machine Translation), Manual post-editing, etc.
5) Literary and Humanistic Translation
6) Conference Interpreting and Public Service Interpreting
7) Terminology, Documentation and Computer Technology Applied to Translation
8) Didactics of Translation and Interpreting
9) Linguistics and Translation
10) Interdisciplinary or Cross-disciplinary Topics Related to Culture or the Translation of Culture
11) Professional Aspects of Translation and Interpreting
Participants must fill out the attached form and send their proposals to congresotei by 1st May 2014. Abstracts shall contain an overview of max. 300 words. Only proposals in Spanish, English or French will be accepted. Papers are allotted 20 minutes for presentation followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Acceptance of proposals will be communicated by 1st June 2014.
Registration fee: € 150 Early bird registration fee (deadline 1st July): € 130 Student registration fee: € 50 Special unemployment registration fee (on submission of UI): € 30
Innovation Paths in Translation and Intercultural Studies
Call for Presentations
(panels, papers, roundtables, workshops, “rapid fire” presentations, and posters)
Following successful conferences in Seoul (2004), Cape Town (2006), Melbourne (2009) and Belfast (2012), IATIS is delighted to announce its call for panel, paper, roundtable, workshop, “rapid fire” PhD presentation and poster proposals for its fifth conference, which will be held at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, from 7th to 10th July 2015.
Multilingual and multimodal forms of interaction, prompted by material and symbolic exchanges in our increasingly globalized world, have brought new challenges to translation and intercultural studies. New technologies in the broadest sense of the word are sought by society in order to allow for a diversity of meanings to be created, exchanged, and disseminated on the basis of equality, complementarity and reciprocity. In this scenario, studies promoting and seeking innovation play a fundamental role in providing insights and solutions to meet those challenges.
The theme of the conference – ‘Innovation Paths in Translation and Intercultural Studies’ – is meant to foster exchanges and discussions on the topic.
Within the scope of IATIS 2015, innovation is understood in its broadest sense and includes not only new technological developments but also other relevant aspects, such as social and cultural innovation, including all forms of innovation which lead to changes in interactions and practices in translation and intercultural studies.
For further details, visit the conference website:
The V IATIS Conference will be trilingual, with presentations given in English, Portuguese or Spanish. Abstracts, however, will be solicited in English only. This will assure consistency in the peer-reviewed assessment of all submissions.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
• Arnt Lykke Jakobsen, Professor Emeritus, founder and former Director of the Centre for Research and Innovation in Translation and Translation Technology (CRITT) at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
• Antia Bassey, Associate Professor at the University of Western Cape, South Africa.
• Lucia Specia, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield University, UK.
• Sabine Braun, Director of the Centre for Translation Studies in the School of English and Languages at the University of Surrey, UK.
Proposals for participation in the V IATIS Conference can be submitted in the following formats: Panels, Oral Communications, Roundtables, Workshops, “Rapid Fire” PhD Oral Presentations, and Posters.
For precise guidelines on submissions, visit the conference website:
For Panel Proposals:
15th APRIL 2014 – Deadline for submission of proposals by potential panel convenors
20th MAY 2014 – Notification of acceptance to panel convenors
14th JULY 2014 – Deadline for submission of abstracts for individual communications within a specific panel
15th SEPTEMBER 2014 – Deadline for submission of assessment report by panel convenors on the abstracts they received
25th OCTOBER 2014 – Notification of acceptance of complete panels
For Individual Communication outside of Panel sessions, Workshops, Roundtables, Rapidfire PhD Presentations, and Posters:
1st SEPTEMBER 2014 – Deadline for submission of abstracts
10th NOVEMBER 2014 – Notification of acceptance
For proposals that change format upon recommendation of the Advisory Board:
10th NOVEMBER 2014 – Deadline for resubmission of abstracts rejected in their original format
but recommended by the Advisory Board for another format
30th NOVEMBER 2014 – Notification of acceptance
To join our Newsletter:
Professor Titular de Estudos Linguísticos: Estudos da Tradução/Full Professor for Translation Studies
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Estudos Lingüísticos/Graduate Program in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Laboratório Experimental de Tradução/Laboratory for Experimentation in Translation (LETRA)
Fone: +55 (31) 34096095
Fax: +55 (31) 34096004
Translation Theories in the Slavic Countries
Bologna, Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne
Via Cartoleria 5, Bologna
7-8 maggio 2014
Much research has been carried out in the field of translation theories in Slavic countries from the first half of the 20th century and well ahead of the rest of the West. Sporadic contacts with Slavic traditions of translation theories contributed to major steps forward in Western research. Nevertheless in the West knowledge of Slavic translation theories is incomplete or superficial. The conference aims at investigating the theoretical debate on translation in the Slavic countries, at looking into this rich (but little known) heritage of research, through the reconstruction of local traditions. An important aim will be also to highlight problems and features of a possible common “Slavic tradition”, emerging from research work originating in agreement over the same research paradigm or from reference to common theoretical issues…
Call for papers for special issue:
Call for Papers
Translation & Interpreting
is dedicating a special issue to Community Interpreting: Mapping the Present for the Future
Aline Remael (University of Antwerp, Applied Linguistics/Translation & Interpreting) and
Mary Carroll (MiKK, Berlin)
For details see attachment or: www.trans-int.org (under "Announcements")
Applied Linguistics/Translation & Interpreting
University of Antwerp
+32 3 2401911
This is a reminder that the deadline for abstract submission for the First International Conference on Community Translation is 30 March 2014. I am also pleased to advise that the conference has received sponsorship offers from the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), as principal sponsor, as well as from the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
The conference website is available at http://www.uws.edu.au/communitytranslation
We look forward to seeing you in Sydney.
Dr. Mustapha Taibi
Director of Academic Program,
School of Humanities and Communication Arts
University of Western Sydney
Building 5 Mezzanine, Bankstown Campus
Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW, 2751
Phone: +(61) (2) 9772 6629
Fax: +(61) (2) 9772 6373