Call for proposals – 5th Conference on Public Service Interpreting and Translation

alcalaThe 5th Conference on Public Service Interpreting and Translation (PSI&T), an international event, is to take place on 4-5 April 2014 at the University of Alcalá (UAH) in Madrid.

The conference aims to offer PSI&T researchers, practitioners, trainers, academics, public service authorities and people who are generally interested in intercultural communication, translation and interpreting, a forum for dialogue in this changing society, as well as an opportunity to exchange opinions.

The main theme of the Conference is “(Re)visiting Ethics and Strengthening Connections”. Those who are interested should send proposals on the following topics (but not exclusively):

  • Discussing ethical issues in both research and teaching
  • Studying interpreters and translators in conflict
  • Interpreting and translating for victims of war, sexual assault, survivors of torture and trauma, etc.
  • Exploring ideological clashes and encounters in translating and interpreting.
  • Analysing advances in PSI&T between local, national, and international institutions.

The Conference will include plenary lectures, papers, seminars, posters and round tables. Participants delivering papers will have a maximum of 30 minutes (discussion/questions time included).

The official languages will be Spanish and English.

All those who are interested in participating are kindly asked to send a 200-word abstract before 25th November 2013.

To register or to find out more about submitting an abstract, see the conference website here.

Greece, Corinth CanalReaders might like to know that I have also been assured by the conference organizers that legal translation and interpreting forms part of PSI&T.

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