[CFP] Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc 2017

Department of English and American Studies
Translation and Interpreting Section
Faculty of Arts, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic is pleased to invite you to the Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc 2017

“Translating the Wor(l)d: Beyond Language”

November 10–11, 2017

Since 2011, when it was held for the first time, the Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc has established itself as an open platform which is not limited only to an academic exchange within translation and interpreting studies research but embraces discussion with all players in the field of cross-language communication (see archive for TIFO 2014, 2012 and 2011).

The 2017 conference theme “Translating the Wor(l)d: Beyond Language” reflects upon the fact that translation has become a major communication modality of the post-modern globalized world. The conference aims at mapping the landscape of this specific human activity by exploring the increasing complexity of language communication. The featured invited speakers for TIFO 2017 are Franz Pöchhacker (University of Vienna) and Aline Remael (University of Antwerp). Conference sections are suggested as follows:

● translator’s and interpreter’s role and ethics in global/local
● formative aspects of the profession: developing inclinations,
aptitudes, and skills
● quality throughout the translation/interpreting process
● crossing language borders: a major challenge, or a source of
● translation technology, its position, requirements, and benefits
● translating literature as a way to the knowledge of the world

We welcome BOTH papers presenting results of academic research AND contributions by professionals in the field. Invitation to participate is extended to all parties concerned: academics (teachers and students), professional translators and interpreters, trade organisations and professional institutions, publishing houses, agencies providing language services, “in-house” language departments of transnational corporations, companies developing support tools and technology, et cetera.

It is possible to apply with a paper, presentation or poster. The deadline for abstracts is June 15, 2017. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by July 15, 2017. For further details see the registration form.


Selected papers are to be published in a peer-reviewed thematic volume, as a special issue of Czech and Slovak Linguistic Reviewjournal. Publications from previous TIFO conferences are available here: 2014, 2012, 2011.

Programme Outline:
Friday November 10, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm                     1st day of conference
7:00 pm                                     Social evening

Saturday November 11, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm                     2nd day of conference
For participants arriving on Thursday there will be an evening guided tour around Olomouc historical inner city and a welcome drink.

The conference will take place at Palacký University, Olomouc. The venue will be announced later.


Please fill in the electronic registration form (download here) and send it by e-mail to tifo@upol.cz. The conference fee is 40 EUR / 1,100 CZK. Payment details will be available later.

Organising Committee:
Ondřej Molnár
Jitka Zehnalová
Pavel Král
Veronika Šnyrychová
Veronika Šnyrychová
Department of English and American Studies
Palacký University
tř. Svobody 26, Olomouc 771 80
Tel. +420 731 065 714
e-mail: tifo@upol.cz



We can offer accommodation for a reduced price at the university dormitories. Single rooms (1 bed) and shared rooms (2 beds) are available. The prices range from 10 to 25 EUR per night. Capacities are limited, accommodation can be guaranteed only for early registrations. If interested, please fill in the appropriate part of the registration form.

In case you want to arrange accommodation on your own, some suggestions for hotels follow. All are either within a walking distance from the venue or just a few stops away by bus or tram. Prices are for a single room.

(1) Hotel U Dómu *** from 50 EUR
(2) Penzion Na Hradě *** from 58 EUR
(3) Hotel Arigone *** from 83 EUR
(4) Hotel Alley **** from 73 EUR
(5) Hotel NH Olomouc Congress **** From 111 EUR
(6) Cosy Corner Hostel hostel from 17 EUR

More options…