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HBKU’s TII opens registration for annual translation meet

HBKU’s TII opens registration for annual translation meet

Tribune News Network
Doha
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 10th Annual International Translation Conference, to be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) from March 26 to 27.
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, 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 academics, researchers and 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.”
She added, “We invite those with an interest in translation studies to register to attend the event as they can look forward to an enriching and rewarding experience that will offer insights into the current developments in the field, and how individuals, organisations and countries are implementing these advancements as they specifically pertain to their translation requirements.”
The 10th TII conference will welcome over 40 speakers from more than 16 countries - Belgium, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, France, Brazil, Poland, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Canada, Algeria, Morocco, South Korea, South Africa and Slovakia.
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 to 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 register for the conference, interested individuals can visit www.tii.qa/10th

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