Monday, March 14, 2016


TRIESTE, 26-28 MAY 2016 

The Department of Law, Language, Interpreting and Translation Studies of the University of Trieste is pleased to announce the International Conference on Translation and Interpreting: Convergence, Contact, Interaction.

The Conference will be held at the University of Trieste on 26-28 May 2016.

Translation and interpreting scholars often attend different conferences or different sessions within the same conference. Opportunities for contact and comparison between specialists in the two disciplines are therefore lacking, even though such specialists would have a great deal to discuss in terms of research, teaching and professional practice.

A glance at the current state of the profession reveals a varied scenario in which Translation and Interpreting often constitute two interlingual processes performed by the same person in the same communicative situation or in different situations within the same set of relations and contacts, at times inextricably linked to other competences and other knowledge, though often seen as a single entity in the eyes of the public at large.

Translation and Interpreting can thus be found in relations of overlap, hybridity and contiguity, and effected variously in professional practices, strategies and translation processes.

Considering the day-to-day situation of Translation and Interpreting and abandoning – as with the concept of Translationswissenschaft – the traditional standpoint of separation and contrast, the idea of the Trieste Conference is to create a common space for reflection based on the topic, the area, the subject or the discipline in which Translation and Interpreting are both enacted as a service to society.

Translation and Interpreting are therefore presented as a binomial (T&I) inviting experts from both disciplines to meet and propose contributions which in themselves will create a comparison between these two different yet closely connected practices on topics including:

T&I in law
T&I in economics
T&I in politics
T&I in medicine
T&I in sport
T&I in tourism
T&I in science and technology
T&I in entertainment, art and culture

In particular, the conference wishes to encourage reflection on the various themes listed above, and will explore issues including, but not limited to, the following topics: required knowledge and competence, quality, linguistic, cognitive and ethical aspects, language combinations and directionality, theoretical approaches, research methodologies, professional practice and associated constraints, the status and prestige of professionals, the use of information technology, training, …

The official languages of the conference are English and Italian. Presentations in other languages cannot be guaranteed and require approval from the organisers.

The time allotted to each presentation will be 20 minutes.

Conference dates: 26–28 May 2016

Abstract submission deadline (max 400 words references excluded): 31 January 2016

Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2016

Early Bird Registration: 31 March 2016

Deadline for registration and payment: 30 April 2016


Registration is now open.

Early bird registration (until 31 March): € 150
Late Registration (deadline 30 April): € 170
Students and PhD students: € 120

The registration fee must be transferred to the Bank account of
Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche, del Linguaggio, dell’Interpretazione e della Traduzione
UniCredit Banca SpA
via F. Severo 152 – Trieste

IBAN: IT52Q0200802223000000976801

IMPORTANT: The message field must contain the name of the participant and the words: “Transint2016 registration”



Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche, del Linguaggio, Dell'Interpretazione e della Traduzione (IUSLIT) - Sezione di Lingue Moderne per Interpreti e Traduttori

via Fabio Filzi,14
34132 Trieste