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SOAS, University of London and the Centre for Translation Studies will be holding a Summer School on “Decolonizing Translation and Translation Studies” in 2020! We will be inviting well-known translators and academics as tutors. We offer scholarships as well. Please have a look at the website and join us!

Published in Events Schedule
Monday, 07 October 2019 18:56

Theme: The Cultural Ecology of Translation

As an international meeting point of different cultures and a hub of political experimentation and business development, Barcelona is an ideal location for the 7th IATIS conference. Under the theme of Translation Ecology, the conference will explore interactions among both human and non-human organisms in translation and between translation and interpreting and its physical environment. These interactions may be explored from multiple angles: cultural, social, environmental, political, literary, technological, and ethical, among others. Wherever not specified, we use the term "translation" in this call to include written and audiovisual translation, and interpreting.

The inspiration for the theme comes from a recognition of the growing importance of multiple forces that impact and are impacted by the work of translators and interpreters. One such force is globalization, including the spread of global literatures, global literary and cultural trends, global digital cultures, as well as evidence of resistance to global forces in the economic and political fields in particular. Other forces include digitization (especially in the area of machine translation and artificial intelligence), climate change, migratory fluxes, nationalism, the dynamics and effects of traditional and social media, live subtitling, multilingualism and multiculturalism, and the evolving relationship between global, national and minoritized languages. In all of these areas, the translation profession, its actors and academic counterparts have an important role to play. Thus, researchers and professionals need to further develop awareness of translation as a global phenomenon and a critical practice that can work for and/or against sustainability, climate change, animal rights, new technologies and human rights, including the rights of various minorities and disadvantaged groups in society.

Scholars such as Michael Cronin, Esperança Bielsa, Jianzhong Xu, Gengshen Hu, and Liudmila Kushnina have all highlighted the important relationship between cosmopolitanism, ecology and translation and revealed some of the many angles and approaches from which an ecological awareness of translation can be developed, including but not limited to environmental awareness. Translation here is understood in its broadest sense to encompass adaptation, localization and transcreation and to include oral, written, audiovisual, multimodal, inter-linguistic, semiotic and cultural modes of transfer, in both conventional and non-conventional contexts.

This conference will focus on the socio-political, literary, ethical, theoretical and methodological questions raised, from around the world, by the theme of Translation Ecology. Topics of interest include but are not restricted to the following:

▪ Questions pertaining to translation and ecological awareness, in the sense of awareness of the evolving relationship between different elements and practices over time; issues of interest here might include soft and hard activism, crisis situations, short- and long-term policies.

▪ The impact of translation (including various forms of interpreting and audiovisual translation) on the relationship between individual and society, in terms of the construction and negotiation of identities, patterns of survival and extinction, and processes of mediation between humans and digital and other technologies.

▪ Translation peripheries and centers (geographical and otherwise): the impact of practices such as crowdsourcing, fansubbing, fandubbing and activist and volunteer translation and interpreting on various communities, the economy, and the political order.

▪ Translation, sustainability and social responsibility in and beyond the mainstream.

▪ The role of translation in the growing international movement in support of animal rights.

▪ The role of translation in the interdisciplinary study of (world) literature and the environment (ecocriticism), of women and the environment (ecofeminism), and of the evolving conceptualizations of gender and sexual identity.

▪ Translation and knowledge ecology: multi-, inter-, trans-disciplinary approaches to the role of translation in different fields of knowledge, including the Humanities, the Social Sciences, Computing Sciences, Medical Humanities, and other areas.

▪ Translation and spatiality studies: new approaches to interactions among writers, readers, texts, and places.

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--Now we opened registration!---
SOAS Centre for Translation Studies will be hosting the IATIS Training Workshop: A Japanese translation workshop -- translating literature and culture -- on 4 and 5 July 2019

Confirmed presenters and tutors are:

Hiromi Ito (Waseda University, translator, poet, author)

Anne Bayard-Sakai (INALCO, Paris)

Lucy North (Independent Literary Translator and Editor)

Caterina Mazza (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)

Stephen Dodd (SOAS, University of London)

Nana Sato-Rossberg (SOAS, University of London)

Now we opened registration.
Please click here:

Registration fees:
Non-SOAS Students GBP 10
SOAS Staff and Students Free

More detailes:

Please note that we can accommodate only 35 participants. If you are sure that you can participate in this workshop, please register. It is recommended that you have some knowledge of Japanese.
We will close registration on 30 June 2019.

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SOAS Centre for Translation Studies will be hosting a Chinese Translation Workshop: Translating Cultures, Literature, Films, and Non-Fiction on 28 and 29 March 2019. Please join us!

Venue: SOAS, Senate House SWLT

Confirmed speakers:
Robert Neather (HKBU, Hong Kong)
Wai-Ping Yau (HKBU, Hong Kong)
MA Huijuan (BFSU, Beijing)
Nicoletta Pesaro (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)
Claudia Pozzana (University of Bologna)
Marie Laureillard (Institut D'Asie Orientale, Lyon)
Cosima Bruno (SOAS, University of London)

Please register from:

Please see our program:





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SOAS Centre for Translation Studies will be hosting a Chinese Translation Workshop: Translating Cultures, Literature, Films, and Non-Fiction on 28 and 29 March 2019. Please join us!

Venue: SOAS, Senate House SWLT

Confirmed speakers:
Robert Neather (HKBU, Hong Kong)
Wai-Ping Yau (HKBU, Hong Kong)
MA Huijuan (BFSU, Beijing)
Nicoletta Pesaro (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)
Claudia Pozzana (University of Bologna)
Marie Laureillard (Institut D'Asie Orientale, Lyon)
Cosima Bruno (SOAS, University of London)

Please register from:

Please see our program:





Published in Symposia
Saturday, 16 March 2019 15:00

Announcement & Call

Update from 14 September 2021: 

Zoom Link: Access and Usage

A kind reminder that the link is unipersonal and must not be shared even among conference delegates. You are responsible for any online activities done in the room from this particular link. 

Because it is unipersonal, the link cannot be resent. You have to retrieve the link from your mailbox, bearing in mind 

  • that the title of the email is "IATIS 7th International Conference - Zoom Link" 
  • and that it was sent on the 7th of September 2021, or later for delegates who registered beyond that date.

If you cannot locate it, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you cannot access, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    

Please make a wise use of this addresses as the more demands the logistical team received the longer it will take for them to take care of them. 

Update from 01 September 2021

Everything you need to know to get ready for Barcelona

Full program and Book of Abstracts available here

Guidelines for speakers, chairs, convenors, and invitation for the technical test here

If you want to access the online event and have not registered yet, follow this link

For entry requirements to Spain, official information can be found here for Spain in General and here for the Autonomous Region of Catalonia. It is advisable to double check details with the Spanish Embassy or Consultate in your country.  

NOTA BENE: The emails sent by the OC may wrongly land in your spam box. Please check it for updates. The address from which updates are sent is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Update from 12 April 2012
Dear IATIS community,

Registration is now open for participating in the 7th IATIS Conference, which will be held both on site in Barcelona and remotely.

We are aware that these are difficult times for many people given the cuts and redundancies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

This is why, IATIS and the Organizing committee are raising a solidarity fund of 1500 euros to lift the registration fee of delegates whose income has been severely affected by the Covid-19 and who are subsequently struggling to cover their registration. IATIS will also fund one full bursary for speakers from band 3 and band 4 countries, including travel, accommodation, and registration fees. See eligibility and modality of application here: (deadline: 30 April 2021).

The registration fees, which were announced in October 2020, have been established with a lot of care to ensure the financial viability of the conference. With the Covid-19 pandemic, we are learning that online delivery of conferences is not cheaper as on-site budget items are replaced by costs of technical devices and support. A hybrid mode is even more complex as we still have the on-site costs. In spite of these complexities, the Organizing Committee and IATIS remain 100% committed to a hybrid mode, because it can create a dynamic that will benefit not only those who are onsite but also those who are offsite. 

For example, the OC is currently working towards the provision of an online space (for the conference delegates only) for a one-month access to the recording of the panels and papers of the conference. This is because we are aware that despite delegates' eagerness to participate in the conference for 5 days, online fatigue and time zone differences may make such a thing impossible in real time. This means that there will be live interaction (spoken or written) during the conference as well as asynchronous interaction for a month after the conference. This is the first time that IATIS conference participants will have the opportunity to enjoy all the papers which are delivered simultaneously in parallel sessions. The Conference policy will soon be updated accordingly, to provide for the necessary consent and confidentiality by all participants to guarantee participants' rights and duties. The OC will update the website as soon as details are confirmed.

Only with your contribution and participation can the Barcelona conference be true to the IATIS spirit of solidarity and scientific excellence.

Last but not least, we are proud to announce over 300 presentations covering a wide spectrum of topics and approaches to Translation and Ecology, to be delivered by speakers from every corner of the planet, including our four Keynote Speakers, whom we are honoured to have with us: Emily Apter, Esperança Bielsa, Michael Cronin, and Liudmila Kushnina. There will be many papers in and beyond the 20 thematic Panels, 4 workshops, 2 roundtables, and 12 posters.  We have a provisional programme that provides for all of the necessary slots, so that you can see the basic structure of each Conference day.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in (connection to) Barcelona. 

Thank you and kind regards

Julie Boéri, Chair of IATIS International Conferences Committee

Patrick Zabalbeascoa, Chair of the 7th IATIS International 

Update from October 2020

1) Conference dates: 14-17 September 2021

Our Conference has been forced to search for alternative dates given the important changes in the 2021 calendar for big events in Barcelona. Now, Barcelona’s biggest international conference, Mobile World Congress (MWC), has moved its dates (from February) to coincide exactly with those of our original program. Accordingly, all conference-worthy hotels have blocked their bookings for MWC only, making it impossible for us to expect IATIS Conference attendees to find accommodation for 29th June to 2nd July in Barcelona.

Because of this unfortunate and unforeseen change of scenario we have reprogrammed the Conference dates to 14th-17th September, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you understand we did not want to impose a fully online conference, aware as we are that our community needs to reunite face-to-face.

2) Deadline extension: new deadlines

In accordance with the new dates there is an extended period for Submitting Abstracts and for Registration: 30 November 2020

Key Deadlines: Here

Submitting a proposal: Instructions here

3) Conference mode of delivery

The Organizing Committee is committed to offering an onsite Conference but given the difficulties some of you may experience in being present on campus, we are switching to a hybrid mode of delivery, allowing for remote attendance or on-site attendance.

However, on-site attendance will only be available for delegates who are scheduled to speak at the conference; remote attendance will only be available to some speaker-participants (priority given to to speakers with travel restrictions).

This is because the Organizing Committee intends to strike a balance between the need to encourage face-to-face, on-site interaction, the need to accommodate for people’s travel restrictions and the obligation to ensure social distancing and any other safety and health regulations applicable at the time of the conference.

Registration fees have been updated accordingly: HERE 



The International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS) is delighted to announce that its seventh conference will take place from 14th to 17th September 2021 at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona.

L'Associació Internacional d'Estudis Interculturals i de la Traducció (IATIS) es complau a anunciar la celebració del seu setè congrés del 14 al 17 septiembre 2021 a la Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) de Barcelona.

The seventh IATIS Conference will invite contributions to the theme "The Cultural Ecology of Translation" from all subareas of the discipline, but it also welcomes interdisciplinary research. 

El setè Congrés IATIS convida a la participació amb el tema "L'ecologia cultural de la traducció" des de qualsevol especialitat de la traducció i la interpretació, així com de la recerca interdisciplinària.

Julie Boéri

Chair of IATIS Conference Committee

Patrick Zabalbeascoa

Chair of Barcelona Organizing Committee

 IATIS 7th International Conference

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

14 – 17 September 2021

The Cultural Ecology of Translation

Guest edited by Kairong Xiao and Ricardo Muñoz
Southwest University, Chongqing, China | University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Practical information and deadlines
Please submit abstracts of approximately 500 words, plus relevant references (not included in the word count), to both Dr. Kairong Xiao and Dr. Ricardo Muñoz Martín (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

1 May 2019 - Abstract deadline
1 July 2019 - Acceptance of proposals

1 December 2019 - Submission of papers
28 February 2020 - Acceptance of papers

1 June 2020 - Submission of final versions of papers
Publication, November–December 2020

More info at

Published in Journals

With issue 2:1 just out of press, candidate contributions are welcome for TCB issue 3:1, to be published in Spring 2020.

Do not leave it for the last minute!

Published in Journals

Call for Papers
in Translation and Culture
27 – 29 May 2019 Warsaw


Published in Conferences

2nd International Congress on Translation, Interpreting and Cognition
Interdisciplinarity: the Way out of the Box
4-6 July 2019, Germersheim, Germany

Call for Abstracts


Published in Calls for Papers
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