Academy for literary translation Antwerp opens its doors in January 2018

Academy for literary translation Antwerp opens its doors in January 2018

In January 2018 the Vertalersvakschool Amsterdam (Amsterdam Academy for literary translation) will open an academy in Antwerp in cooperation with Vlaams Fonds voor de Letteren (Flemish Literary Fund). The academy starts with a pilot of two trimesters and offers courses in translation from German, English or French literature into Dutch. Experienced literary translators will be the supervisors who teach the students the tricks of the trade and help them to find their way to literary publishers. […]

Call for papers: Creativity in Translation/Interpretation and Interpreter/Translator Training (deadline: 15 December 2015)

Call for papers: Creativity in Translation/Interpretation and Interpreter/Translator Training (deadline: 15 December 2015)

On 5-6 May a two-day conference will be held in Naples (Italy) on the topic of creativity in translation/interpretation and interpreter/translator training.

The conference will be organised by the Università Suor Orsola Benincasa (Naples, Italy) in collaboration with KU Leuven, Belgium, and the University of Western Brittany, Brest, France with the support of Assointerpreti and the Università di Salerno and the participation of Yıldız Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey). […]

International Translation Day in Mons, cultural capital of Europe 2015

International Translation Day in Mons, cultural capital of Europe 2015

In 1991 FIT launched the idea of an officially recognised International Translation Day so that the worldwide translation community could show solidarity in promoting the translation profession in different countries. International Translation Day is celebrated every year on 30 September – the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators.

To underline the importance of translation and of solidarity within the translation community Café Europe in Mons, the French institute of Bosnia-Herzegovina and PEN Bosnia-Herzegovina will organise an event in the city of Mons (Belgium), the cultural capital of Europe 2015. […]

Conference ‘Some Holmes and Popovič in all of us?’ (Nitra, Slovakia, 8-9 October 2015)

Conference ‘Some Holmes and Popovič in all of us?’ (Nitra, Slovakia, 8-9 October 2015)

Histories of the discipline of Translation Studies often refer to the Low Countries and the Nitra Schools, of which James Holmes and Anton Popovič are important representatives.

Without wishing to deny their importance, the conference ‘Some Holmes and Popovič in all of us?’ will focus on and trace the continuing impact of the lines of thinking developed in these two schools, and connect them in a prospective way to further developments in Translation Studies. The conference will thus address questions such as: ‘Can we discuss such issues as mapping and remapping, naming and renaming, sociological and communicative approaches without bearing these influences in mind?’ and ‘To what extent has value been added to the lines of thinking in contemporary research stemming from the Low Countries and Nitra?’ […]