The Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII), part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), has opened registration for its Tenth Annual International Translation Conference, to be held from the 26-27 March at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).
This year’s conference will explore the theme of ‘Translation Beyond the Margins’ and will feature presentations by leading experts and practitioners in the fields of translation, interpreting, media, literature and journalism.
Dr Amal Al-Malki the Founding Dean of CHSS, who will deliver the opening address at the event, said:
This year marks the tenth consecutive year that TII has hosted its conference; one that attracts practitioners across numerous branches of translation studies. Our ambition over the last decade has been to expand awareness of the scholarship, learning, and research, which is driving the increasing sophistication of translation services and improving how we communicate. We invite those with an interest in translation studies to attend the event, and they can look forward to an enriching and rewarding experience.’
The Tenth TII Conference will welcome over 40 speakers from more than 16 countries, including Belgium, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Qatar, Kuwait, and Canada.
Rytis Martikonis, Director-General for Translation at the European Commission, is set to deliver a talk on the topic of ‘Multilingualism in Europe: Universities, Professional Training, and the Civil Service’ during the Sparking the Discussion opening panel which will be chaired by Dr Joselia Neves, a professor at TII.
Throughout the two-day event attendees will participate in a number of panel discussions and workshops to explore a range of topics on translation, including crossovers in interpreting, audiovisual translation, transcreation and self-translation; innovation and transgression in researching translation and related areas; translator training beyond the classroom; translation norms and transgressions; translation for active citizenship; and translation beyond the word.
To learn more about TII’s 10th Annual International Translation Conference, or to register, please visit tii.qa