The Jiao Tong Baker Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies will hold an international conference every two years on a theme connected to research methodology and novel theoretical insights. This gathering of international scholars is intended to create a regular forum for debating and anticipating developments that shape the research environment of the field, irrespective of mode of translation (written, oral, audiovisual, multimodal) or specific research methodology and focus (process-oriented, corpus-based, historical, etc.).



Researching Translation & Interpreting I

The Challenge and Promise of Interdisciplinarity


The first conference will be held on 13-15 October 2017, and will focus on the Challenge and Promise of Interdisciplinary. Organised to launch the new Centre, and as the first of a series of events and initiatives to be carried out under its aegis, this international conference will bring together established scholars as well as doctoral students and early career researchers to examine various facets and challenges of pursuing interdisciplinary research on translation and interpreting, and of defining translation studies as an ‘interdiscipline’. Contributions that focus on the negotiation of different epistemologies of knowledge, theoretical models and research methodologies are welcome, as are those that present case studies in which insights from other disciplines are operationalized, critiqued and adapted.

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