Conference – Legal and institutional translation policies

The conference “Legal and institutional translation policies: An interdisciplinary inquiry into past, present and future challenges“, from 20-22 September 2018, is being organised jointly by the research group Translation and Intercultural Transfer and the Leuven Centre for Public Law, with the support of CETRA (Centre for Translation Studies at KU Leuven). The conference will be held at Leuven University, Belgium.

The aim of this conference is twofold. Firstly, it wishes to document the state of affairs of the expanding and interdisciplinary field of legal and institutional translation, by approaching the latter through the lens of ‘translation policy’. […] 

Secondly, this conference aims at the development of interdisciplinary policies engaging translation studies, legal and institutional studies, and political philosophy. Present-day challenges such as the exponential spread of multilingualism going hand in hand with plural or hybrid forms of citizenship, or the political and societal integration of allophone minorities and immigrants in particular indeed raise new questions. […]

In sum, in order to handle past, present and future translation policies with a focus on linguistic justice, minority rights, multilingualism or citizenship, this conference calls for the conjunction of several types of expertise: theoretical and applied, historical and modern, legal and institutional, philosophical and political.”

These types of expertise will be substantiated by contributions pooled under the following topics:

  • Translation policies and multilingualism
  • Translation policies in legal settings
  • Translation policies in institutional settings
  • Translation policies and citizenship.

To find out more, including full details of the call for papers with references, key dates, and practical information, see the conference website.

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