Sunday, 22 April 2012

Portsmouth conference news

Just a quick reminder to readers that the date for the 2012 Portsmouth Translation Conference has been changed by one week to Saturday 10 November 2012. The call for papers is open until 30 June. Please see the conference website for further details.

In further news, there are two other conferences coming up at Portsmouth which may be of interest.

'Language in the Real World: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy' will take place on 12 May 2012 at Park Building. The aim of this one-day conference, organised by colleagues in the 'Language Across Borders' research group, is to bring together academics and other professionals and provide them with a shared forum in which they can discuss, probe and/or challenge the relevance of Applied Linguistics, including language pedagogy, within and beyond the university context. The keynote speakers are Dr Almut Koester (University of Birmingham), author of Workplace Discourse (2010) and Investigating Workplace Discourse (2006), Dr Tim Grant of Aston University's Centre for Forensic Linguistics and the lexicographer Michael Rundell, editor-in-chief of Macmillan's language learners' dictionary series. The conference programme can be downloaded here.

Lastly, Portsmouth's Centre for European and International Studies Research is holding its Flagship Conference at the University of Portsmouth from 28-30 June 2012. The conference is entitled 

Towards a European Society? 
Transgressing Disciplinary Boundaries in European Studies Research

and is supported by UACES, the University Association for Contemporary European Studies. This event is a three-day international conference which will bring together academics and practitioners from a broad range of disciplines including sociology, politics/IR, history, linguistics and gender studies. Keynote speakers include: Professor Didier Georgakakis, University of Strasbourg, Professor Kiran Klaus Patel, University of Maastricht, Professor Thomas Risse, Free University of Berlin, Professor Martin Schain, New York University, Michael Shackleton, Head of the London European Parliament Office and Special Professor in European Institutions at the University of Maastricht, Dr. Nikolai Vukov, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Folklore Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. For the full programme and information on online registration please go to

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