International Translation Day is the annual event for the translation community. It is an opportunity for translators, students, publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and reviewers to gather and network, debate significant issues and developments within the sector, and to discuss challenges and celebrate success.
This year’s vibrant day-long programme includes seminars on women writers in translation, multilingualism, the state of translation in higher education, alternative routes to publication and translating for the stage. Plus a detailed look at the entire chain from author to reader: what works and what doesn’t when it comes to publishing translated literature?
Tickets are now available to buy here with the British Library. Last year tickets sold out quickly so don’t miss out!
Among the many questions discussed in the European media following the yes to Brexit: the position of English.
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14 June 2016
MIME deputy coordinator László Marácz presented his new book, “Towards Eurasian Linguistic Isoglosses: The Сase of Turkic and Hungarian,” for the first time at the Great Steppe Human Sciences Forum May 24, 2016 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The event was organised by the International Turkic Academy with the participation of the Library of the First President of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation and the Ataturk High Council of Culture, Language and History.
Marácz shared insights from his book with a crowd of scholars involved with Turkology and the ancient history of this area.
“The book deals with the Turkic languages and the relation between the Turkic and the Hungarian languages,” said Marácz in an exclusive interview with The Astana Times. “It is about the Turkic and Hungarian people and also about the ancient history of Central Asia.”
“I try to make a connection between the Hungarian and Turkic languages. There are a number of similarities in the lexicon and grammar of both languages. We [are dealing] here with very old relations. And it shows that the forefathers of the Hungarians once dwelt here in this area. I suppose they could be the Scythians. We have to search for the connection, and it must lie somewhere in Central Asia,” he said.
The University of Geneva is organising an interdisciplinary workshop for PhD and Postdoctoral researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) on 14-17 September 2016 in Geneva.
Application deadline: 31 May 2016.
The workshop focuses on methods and challenges for the evaluation of SSH research projects, and also on the evaluation methods applied to the careers of SSH researchers.
Should you wish to participate, please apply via email with a CV and cover letter (each max. 1 page), and an article or a book chapter (max. 20 pages) in English, French or German, to Ms. Dilini Jeanneret by 31 May 2016.
Please note that the workshop is limited to 30 participants.
Coming Thursday, 21 April 2016 at 12:15 - 14:00 in the room M3220 in the Unimail building of University of Geneva Daniel Cetra (University of Edinburgh) will give a presentation: "Debates within Liberal Nationalism: The Linguistic Disputes in Catalonia and Flanders".
François Grin, coordinator of the MIME project (Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe) and professor at the University of Geneva will discuss Cetra's work.