MIME deputy coordinator Nike Pokorn co-organizes a Summer school on Translation Studies this summer. It will take place from 27 June to 8 July 2016 in Piran/Slovenia.
Translation Studies Doctoral and Teacher Training Summer School is a joint initiative of 5 different universities: University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Turku (Finland), University of Eastern Finland (Finland), University of Granada (Spain) and Boğaziçi University (Turkey). Since 2012 the summer school has hosted doctoral students of TS and teachers of translators and interpreters from all around the world
The first two schools were held in Piran, Slovenia (EMUNI 2012, STRIDON 2013), the third was in Granada, Spain (IBN TIBBON 2014), the fourth in Turku, Finland (AGRICOLA 2015), and the fifth is again organised in Piran, Slovenia. The name of the school in Piran pays homage to one of the greatest translators of the Western world, St. Jerome, who was born in the vicinity in the lost town of Stridon (lat. Strido Dalmatiae).
Basic activities of the Summer School:.
- a critical discussion of most current approaches to translation theory, paying particular attention to the contemporary research of literary and non-literary works in a historical perspective - a presentation and critical discussion of different methodological approaches in TS, focusing in particular on researching translation from the perspective of historical and sociological studies or through the use of ethnographic and corpus studies approaches - a series of lectures by the guest professor - teacher-training in the field of translator training - tutorials for the doctoral students and young researchers - a graduate conference - a possibility of publication
Participation is intended for doctoral students in the early stages of their projects, teachers of translation at the MA level or its equivalent, and also other academics, and professionals who are involved in research in translation and interpreting studies or in other fields of doctoral research where translation, interpreting or intercultural mediation is of focal interest. teachers of translators and interpreters from all around the world.