Full programme details will be announced in due course. Please also follow our Twitter feed for news and updates.



Conference registration includes a coffee/tea break on 30th May, and lunch and a coffee break/tea on 31st May. Delegates will receive a delegate bag, conference programme and Wi-Fi access.


Booking Details

Book your place for CIUTI2018 now via CIUTI 2018 TICKETS


Pre- Conference Workshops

Please note that on 30th May, Ramon Inglada will be delivering the pre-conference workshop CAT Tools: Welcome to the cloud-based (r)evolution from 10am to 12pm. Delegates can book their place to attend the workshop free of cost  by sending an email to on a first come, first served basis.


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CIUTI 2018

Call for Papers

Translation and interpreting in an era of demographic and technological change
Innovations in research, practice and training

The Centre for Translation & Interpreting Studies in Scotland (CTISS) at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh is delighted to announce an international conference on Translation and interpreting in an era of demographic and technological change, to be held in Edinburgh on 30 and 31 May 2018.

Open to all, the conference immediately follows the members-only General Assembly of CIUTI (Conférence Internationale Permanente d'Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes ) and is intended to create a common space for reflection on translation and interpreting issues. The conference language is English.

Key dates
• Abstract submission deadline: 31 January 2018
• Notification of acceptance: 9 March 2018
• Registation open: 28 February 2018
• Early-bird registration available until: 31 March 2018

You can find more info here.



PhD Scholarships 2018-19!

The Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies (LINCS) is offering up to 3 PhD scholarships to start in the academic year 2018-19. The term of the scholarships is three years. Successful candidates will be expected to make a contribution to activities in the Department in return for a fee-waiver, a maintenance allowance (currently set at £14,553 for 2017-18) per annum and a research support allowance of £2,250 over the registered period of study.

The closing date for applications is Friday 15 December 2017.

Please find all the information on our website or click here to apply.



Join us today at 16.30 in MBG20 for the first seminar of this year's Translation Studies Research Joint Seminar Series in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh:


Mary Phelan, Dublin City University
Language and Power in Irish courts in the Nineteenth Century
Wed., 1 Nov. 2017, 4.30-6.00pm, Heriot-Watt University, MBG20


You can find the whole list of seminars at this link:

What about registering for #IPCITI 2017? Early-bird tickets are available until Monday 9th October, 18.00 UK time!

The 13th International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting is at Heriot-Watt, 9-10 November.
We have some amazing keynotes and speakers this year, you can have a look at our draft programme on our website:

To register, just go on our Eventbrite page at this link:

Plus, you can follow all our updates on Facebook and Twitter!

Prof Ursula Böser, Dr Maggie Sargeant and Dr Eloisa Monteoliva, together with the MSc translation students of the a.y. 2016/2017, offer a great example of cross-institutional work and research-led teaching. All of them have worked on the translation and localization from German into English of a handbook for interpreters working in asylum contexts. MSc students undertook the translation and localization part of the project under the supervision of Prof Ursurla Böser and Dr Maggie Sargeant, who then edited the final product. Dr Eloisa Monteoliva edited the part dedicated to localizion.

You can access the English version of the Handbook for Interpreters in Asylum Procedures at this link:


Celebrate International Translation Day 2017 with us 

International Translation Day is celebrated every year on the 30th of September, the day of the feast of St Jerome, who was a Bible translator and is considered today as the patron saint of translators.
LINCS is celebrating this important day with an event focused on 21st century translators and translation research.
There will be talks by Prof Graham TurnerDr Marion WintersPaola RuffoRamon Inglada and David Miralles Perez.
The event will take place on Wednesday 4th October 17:30 – 20:00 and is open to the public.
Join us in celebrating International Translation Day in LINCS! #ITD2017
You can sign up on Eventbrite at this link:

“From St Jerome to the 21st Century: the New Translator” 

Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Wednesday 4th October, 17:30 – 20:00


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EIRSS 2016 offers intensive research training for existing and future scholars in any field of Interpreting and will include a lecture and seminar from our guest speaker Prof. Daniel Gile. It will be relevant to researchers interested in Conference Interpreting as well as Public Service Interpreting, for both spoken and signed languages.

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. 14:15-17:15, 12 April 2016

The Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies in Scotland (CTISS) at HeriotWatt University will host a symposium on the role of Peruvian indigenous translators and interpreters in consultations regarding the exploitation of natural resources. The symposium is open to the public. Registration is free, but places are limited. Please book yours here.