Sunday, 6 November 2011

Translation Summer Schools and EST Summer School Scholarship 2012

For graduate students embarking on PhDs in translation, there are two well-established summer schools to help you develop your research proposal. (It may be useful to know that the European Society for Translation Studies offers a summer school scholarship which contributes 1,000 euro towards costs for the successful candidate; if you plan to attend a summer school, do consider applying! The deadline is 1 May 2012).

CETRA 2012

Twenty-fourth Research Summer School
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
22-31 August 2012
CETRA Chair Professor:
Franz Pöchhacker, University of Vienna

In 1989 José Lambert created a special research program in Translation Studies at the University of Leuven in order to promote research training in the study of translational phenomena and to stimulate high-level research into the cultural functions of translation. Since then, this unique program has attracted talented PhD students and young scholars who spend two weeks of research under the supervision of a team of prominent scholars, and under the supervision of the Chair Professor, an annually appointed expert in the field of Translation Studies. From 1989 on, the program has hosted participants from Austria to Australia, from Brazil to Burundi, and from China to the Czech Republic.

The list of CETRA professors may serve as an illustration of the program’s openness to the different currents in the international world of Translation Studies: Gideon Toury (Tel Aviv, 1989), Hans Vermeer (Heidelberg, 1990), Susan Bassnett (Warwick, 1991), Albrecht Neubert (Leipzig, 1992), Daniel Gile (Paris, 1993), Mary Snell-Hornby (Vienna, 1994), †André Lefevere (Austin, 1995), Anthony Pym (Tarragona, 1996), Yves Gambier (Turku, 1997), Lawrence Venuti (Philadelphia, 1998), Andrew Chesterman (Helsinki, 1999), Christiane Nord (Magdeburg, 2000), Mona Baker (Manchester, 2001), Maria Tymoczko (Amherst, Massachusetts, 2002), Ian Mason (Edinburgh, 2003), Michael Cronin (Dublin, 2004), †Daniel Simeoni (Toronto, 2005), Harish Trivedi (Delhi, 2006), Miriam Shlesinger (Tel Aviv, 2007), Kirsten Malmkjaer (London, 2008), Martha Cheung (Hong Kong, 2009), Sherry Simon (Montreal, 2010), Christina Schaeffner (Aston, 2011).

Basic activities and components of the Summer Session:
1.                  Public Lectures by the CETRA Professor on key topics. A preliminary reading list will be furnished and all topics are to be further developed in discussions.
2.                  Theoretical-methodological seminars given by the CETRA staff. Basic reading materials will be made available in advance.
3.                  Tutorials: individual discussions of participants’ research with the CETRA Professor and the CETRA staff.
4.                  Students’ papers: presentation of participants’ individual research projects followed by open discussion.
5.                  Publication: each participant is invited to submit an article based on the presentation, to be refereed and published on the CETRA website.

For further information:
- please contact Reine Meylaerts: reine.meylaerts at
- please see our website:


Dates: 18-29 June 2012
Venue: Translation Studies Graduate Programme, University of Edinburgh (U.K.)

The TRANSLATION RESEARCH SUMMER SCHOOL (TRSS) is a joint initiative of three British universities (University of Manchester, University of Edinburgh, and University College London) and the Hong Kong Baptist University. Every year TRSS organizes summer schools in the UK and in Hong Kong, offering intensive research training in translation and intercultural studies for prospective researchers in the field.

Specialist theme for TRSS UK 2012: Impact of Technology on Translation and Interpreting Research

Other modules include:
·                     Theoretical Approaches to Translation Studies
·                     Research Methods in Translation Studies
·                     Research Design & Dynamics

The Summer School syllabus is delivered through lectures, seminars and small-group tutorials by core TRSS staff from the partner institutions and invited colleagues.
TRSS UK 2012 is delighted to announce that its guest lecture will be delivered by Dr Dorothy Kenny, Dublin City University. Dr Kenny will also offer a research methodology seminar and tutorials.

Applicants to the Summer School should normally hold the degree of Master of Arts or equivalent, in a relevant subject, should be proficient in English and should either have started or be actively considering research in translation and/or intercultural studies.

Registration fees: 975 GBP for sponsored students, 680 GBP for self-funded students

Early application deadline: 16 January 2012 (to facilitate funding/visa applications)
Second application deadline: 30 April 2012

More details on course content and application procedures can be found on the Translation Research Summer School website at

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