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Thursday, 07 February 2013 21:56

EMUNI Translation Studies Doctoral and Teacher Training Summer School


24 June – 5 July 2013, Piran, Slovenia

Guest Lecturer 2013: Dr. Douglas Robinson, Hong Kong Baptist University


The more than 300 MA programmes in translation across Europe indicate that there is both a great need to provide high-level doctoral study for prospective teachers and a pressing need to continuously provide teacher training to existing translation teachers in order to keep them up to date with the latest developments in the field. The EMUNI Translation Studies Doctoral Summer School and Teacher Training Summer School, a joint initiative by 6 different universities (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Boğaziçi University, Turkey; University of Turku, Finland; University of East Finland, Finland; University of Granada, Spain; and EMUNI, Portorož, Slovenia), responds to this need by focusing, in particular, on contemporary research into literary and non-literary works from a historical perspective.

Participation will be limited to a maximum of 15 individuals; particularly welcome are doctoral students in the early stages of their projects, teachers of translation at MA level or its equivalent and other academics, as well as professionals who are involved in research in translation and interpreting studies or in other doctoral fields where translation, interpreting or intercultural mediation is a focus of interest.

Basic activities at the EMUNI Summer School:
a) Critical discussion of the most current approaches to translation theory, paying particular attention to contemporary research into literary and non-literary works from a historical perspective.
b) Presentation and critical discussion of different methodological approaches in TS, focusing in particular on researching the translation of literary and non-literary texts in historical TS from the perspective of historical and sociological studies, or through the use of ethnological and corpus approaches.
c) A series of lectures by the guest lecturer.
d) Teacher-training in the field of translator training, with a particular emphasis on curriculum and syllabus design, definition of objectives and learning outcomes, trainee and trainer profiles, ICT resources, classroom dynamics and assessment.
e) Tutorials for doctoral students and young researchers.
f) A graduate conference.

Teaching Staff:

Dr. Ebru Diriker, Boğaziçi University, Turkey

Dr. Vojko Gorjanc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dr. Dorothy Kelly, University of Granada, Spain

Dr. Nike K. Pokorn, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dr. Kaisa Koskinen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Dr. Outi Polaposki, Turku University, Finland

Dr. Sehnaz Tahir-Gürçağlar, Boğaziçi University, Turkey

Dr. Špela Vintar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Publication: participants shall be invited to submit an article to be refereed and published in print and on the EMUNI summer school website.

Expenses: Associates will be responsible for their own airfare and local transportation to and from Piran. The expected maximum costs for students for 12 days (registration + tuition + accommodation) is 970 €. Students from the non-EU countries of the Union for the Mediterranean, are eligible for grants.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2013 

Website: For the application procedure and more details of the school please visit the website at: or write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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