[Event] 1st International Conference Translation and Cultural Sustainability: Foundations, Fundamentals, and Applications

1st International Conference Translation and Cultural Sustainability: Foundations, Fundamentals, and Applications.

University of Salamanca, Spain, 28-30 November 2018

The 1st International Conference Translation and Cultural Sustainability: Foundations, Fundamentals and Applications will take place in Salamanca on 28, 29 and 30 November 2018.

The joint celebrations of the Eighth Centenary of the University of Salamanca and of the 25th anniversary of the establishment and implementation of Translation and Interpreting studies at this university provide the perfect background for a venue where Translation and Interpreting experts can meet to discuss the future of our discipline.

In our increasingly globalised world, where human interaction is conditioned by sophisticated technological tools, it is essential to look ahead at years to come and analyse the future paths that translation will follow. The Eighth Centenary of the University of Salamanca is an excellent opportunity to proudly look back while working purposefully towards the future. Translation and Interpreting draw on our academic knowledge and traditions, not only in relation to humanities in general, but also in regard to the study of languages in particular. These activities can be considered as crucial for cultural and linguistic mediation within a broad interdisciplinary framework.

The Conference is divided into three main parallel sections:

  • Foundations. The different epistemological models that underlie the activity of translating will be discussed in this section. Translation cannot be defined as a homogeneous concept, as many different schools, perspectives and viewpoints which attempt to explain its diverse and complex nature, its objectives and even its role in society can be found.
  • Fundamentals. This section is focused on the different disciplines on which the activity of translating is based: the Spanish language, foreign languages, terminology, documentation and applied technologies (localisation, post-edition, computer-assisted translation, etc.).
  • Applications. This section will centre on diverse areas and modalities within the activity of translating: legal and financial translation, scientific and technological translation, literary translation, etc. In this section, interpreting, both in its consecutive and simultaneous forms, will play an important role too.

Conference languages: Spanish, English, French and German. Interpreting will be provided for these languages.

Plenary Speakers

Georges Bastin

Professor in the Département de linguistique et de traduction (Université de Montréal). A specialist in translation history, translation theory and translation didactics.

Susan Bassnett

Professor in Comparative Literature at the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies (University of Warwick). An expert in translation theory.

Edwin Gentzler

Professor in Comparative Literature (University of Massachusetts). A specialist in translation theory, literary translation and postcolonial theory.

Salvador Gutiérrez

Professor of General Linguistics at the University of León. He is a member of the “Real Academia Española” (Royal Spanish Academy) and of the Advisory Committee in “Fundación del Español Urgente” (Fundéu).

Dorothy Kenny

Professor at the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (Dublin City University). An expert in technology applied to translation, terminology and corpus linguistics.

Christiane Nord

Professor in translation theory and practice at the Universities of Heidelberg, Vienna, Hildesheim, Innsbruck and Magdeburg. Since 2007, she has worked as a Research Associate and Professor Extraordinary for the University of the Free State of Bloemfontein, in the Republic of South Africa.

Important Dates

31/05/2018: Deadline for abstract submission

15/07/2018: Notification of acceptance

30/07/2018: Deadline for early-bird registration

31/10/2018: Deadline for standard registration

01/11/2018: Deadline for full papers

28/11/2018: Conference begins