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 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 31 May and 1 June 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 www.ciuti.org ) and is intended to create a common space for reflection on translation and interpreting issues. The conference language is English.
• Abstract submission deadline: 30 September 2017
• Notification of acceptance: 30 November 2017
• Deadline for registration: 28 February 2018
Aim and scope
The digital era, characterized by technology which increases the speed and breadth of knowledge turnover within the economy and society, now embraces every aspect of our lives. The impact of new technologies is changing the very nature of language and communication, causing adjustment in every aspect of who says what, to whom, how, why, and with what effect. These developments interact in increasingly complex, pivotal and pervasive ways with demographic shifts, caused by war, economic globalisation, changing social structures and patterns of mobility, environmental crises, and other factors. Translators and interpreters attempt to keep up with these shifts. This conference is designed to reflect upon the innovations in research, practice and training that are associated with this turbulent landscape.
Conference topics will include (but are not limited to) the following translation and interpreting (T&I) areas:
• T&I in law
• T&I in economics
• T&I in politics
• T&I in health
• T&I in education
• T&I in sport, leisure and tourism
• T&I in science and technology
• T&I in entertainment and literature
• T&I in art and culture
Submissions are invited for oral or poster presentations on the topics described above. Contributions can focus on results from completed or ongoing research. Abstracts should be no more than 400 words (excluding references) and should not include author names. The subject header of the submission email should include: Abstract CTISS 2018 + name/s of author/s. Please provide the following information in the main body of your email: name/s of author/s, affiliation, email address, presentation title. Abstracts should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details will be available via http://www.ctiss.hw.ac.uk/research/ciuti-2018-call-for-papers.html
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, the home of the Scottish Parliament and well served by international communication and transport links. The University was established in 1821 as the world's first mechanics' institute, with its Royal Charter granted in 1966). It is ranked among the World's top 500 and the UK’s top 30 universities. The Centre for Translation & Interpreting Studies in Scotland (CTISS) is internationally renowned for the calibre of its research which has been developed over more than 40 years. Bringing together research expertise across disciplines in translation studies, interpreting and applied language studies, the Centre’s work – building a diverse and coherent body of knowledge which seeks to address socially-relevant issues – informs the thinking of government, industry and public bodies around the world.