ATSA Conference 2016

FIRST CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR TRANSLATION STUDIES IN AFRICA (ATSA)

3&4 SEPTEMBER 2016

NAIROBI, KENYA

 THEME: Translating and interpreting in developing contexts

ATSA is proud to announce its first two-day conference and call on scholars to submit proposals for papers. In conjunction with the Fourth Summer School for Translation Studies in Africa (SSTSA), we invite abstracts with a focus on developing contexts. To start off, the scope is kept wide as we would not want to limit the nature of contributions. As we are celebrating the founding of ATSA and its first conference, we would however expect participants to focus their papers on the African context in particular or developing contexts in general.

Please send proposals of 300 words to Kobus Marais at jmarais@ufs.ac.za.

Deadline for proposals: 25 July 2016.

Summer School for Translation Studies in Africa: Latest Call

TRANSLATING AND INTERPRETING IN DEVELOPING CONTEXTS

FOURTH SUMMER SCHOOL FOR TRANSLATION STUDIES IN AFRICA:

 29 AUGUST – 2 SEPTEMBER 2016

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, KENYA

 ARE YOU INVOLVED IN TRANSLATION STUDIES IN AFRICA?

 DO YOU WANT TO DEVELOP YOUR THINKING AND RESEARCH SKILLS?

THEN YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THE FOURTH SPRING SCHOOL FOR TRANSLATION STUDIES IN AFRICA!

The Departments of Linguistics and Language Practice at the University of the Free State, Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of Stellenbosch and the Centre for Translation and Interpretation at the University of Nairobi, in cooperation with IATIS, are presenting the Fourth Summer School for Translation Studies (SSTSA) in Africa from 29 August to 2 September 2016. The hosts are the University of Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Summer School is presented for doctoral/master’s students and/or lecturers in translation/interpreting studies and intercultural communication from all over Africa with the aim of working towards an African research agenda for translation studies. The Summer School features lectures, tutorials, and conference presentations under the guidance of prominent scholars in Translation Studies and Intercultural Communication.

For 2016, Dr Carmen Delgado Luchner from the University of Genève, will be the keynote speaker, addressing the following topics:

  • Potential synergies between sociology, development anthropology and interpreting studies: How Pierre Bourdieu and Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan can help us understand interpreting in development contexts
  • Modelling interpreter training as a development project: North-South cooperation between universities and international organisations in the domain of conference interpreting

This year’s event will also host the official launch of the Association for Translation Studies in Africa (ATSA) and its first general meeting.

This year, the SSTSA will be followed by the first ATSA Conference in Nairobi on 3 and 4 September.

For detailed information and registration forms, visit the website of the Summer School at:

http://www.ufs.ac.za/humanities/departments-and-divisions/linguistics-and-language-practice-home/summer-school-2016/home-page

Thank you

We would like to thank all colleagues who have showed an interest in the Association for Translation Studies in Africa (ATSA) by completing the membership form. As you know, ATSA will officially be founded during a meeting at the Summer School for Translation Studies in Africa that will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 29 August to 1 September. We will keep you informed of the developments surrounding the founding of ATSA as well as of future plans and prospects.

We appreciate the encouragement we have received from the global Translation Studies community and trust that we can rely on your continued support.

Kind regards

The ATSA Initial Steering Commitee