#Translating Europe Workshop, 23-24 May 2018

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Translating Europe Workshop

The changing profile of the translator profession:
technology, competences and fit-for-market training

Date: 23-24 May 2018

Venue: Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, ul. Dobra 55, Warsaw, Poland

The TEW conference aims to address the changing face and profile of the (specialised) translator profession under the influence of technologies, globalisation, professionalization, crowd-sourcing and other market forces. In particular, it intends to focus on recent technological developments, such as machine translation and CAT tools. It will explore the centre and the boundaries of the profession to understand how translation is addressed under varied profiles (and names): a reviser, project manager, translation quality manager, terminologist, post-editor, website/game/software localizer, subtitler, multilingual expert, etc. We would like to identify new skills and competences required of translators in the technology-rich world and, next, to survey to what extent and how university-level and CPD-level training should address them to ensure fit-for-market training.

This 1.5 day event will bring together translation studies scholars, translation trainers and industry experts, linking the academia with the industry. It will comprise a series of lectures, talks and practical workshops for students and graduates oriented at acquiring new skills related to emerging professional profiles.

 

Organisers:

University of Warsaw

The European Commission’s DGT Field Office in Poland

Vilnius University

The European Commission’s DGT Field Office in Lithuania

 

Organising Committee:

dr hab. Łucja Biel, Chair

mgr Katarzyna Wasilewska, Conference Secretary

prof. dr hab. Małgorzata Tryuk

dr Agnieszka Biernacka

dr Anna Jopek-Bosiacka

dr Katarzyna Stachowiak

mgr Dariusz Koźbiał

mgr Aleksandra Tomaszewska

mgr Witold Woicki

Krzysztof Nalepa, DGT Field Office in Poland

 

 

Scientific Committee

prof. dr hab. Łukasz Bogucki, University of Łódź

prof. Ligija Kaminskiene, Vilnius University

prof. Jone Grigaliuniene, Vilnius University

prof. Nijole Maskaliuniene, Vilnius University

dr. Liucija Cerniuviene, Vilnius University

dr hab. Łukasz Grabowski, prof. UO, Opole University

dr hab. Maria Piotrowska, prof. UJ, Jagiellonian University of Kraków

dr hab. Konrad Klimkowski, prof. KUL, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski

dr Agnieszka Chmiel, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań

dr. Rasa Klioštoraityte, Vilnius University

dr Ewa B. Nawrocka, University of Gdańsk

dr Piotr Szymczak, Institute of English, University of Warsaw