[Event] Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc 2022

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 2022 “Room for (Ex)Change in T&I Training”

November 11–12, 2022

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 20192017201420122011).

The 2022 conference theme “Room for (Ex)Change in T&I Training” revisits the topic of education and training of translators/interpreters. The featured guest speakers for TIFO 2022 are Łucja Biel (University of Warsaw), Elisabet Tiselius (Stockholm University) and Federico Zanettin (University of Perugia). We welcome proposals addressing, without limitation, the following topics:

● New perspectives on translation and interpreter training
● A competent translator in the 21st century: a challenge for trainers
● The new normal on the T&I market
• Designing a T&I course and a programme
• The role of theory in th T&I curricula
• Teaching translating into L2 effectively – who and how?
• Crash course training crisis interpreters
● Aligning the use of T&I technologies in the classroom & in the field
• Corpus-driven translator training
• Non-university training – an addition, or a substitution?
● Terminology as a science and a practical skill
• Collaborative training on classroom and university level

We welcome BOTH papers presenting results of academic research AND contributions by professionals in the field. The 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 July 31, 2022. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by August 31, 2022. 

Selected papers are to be published in a peer-reviewed thematic volume. Publications from previous TIFO conferences are available here: 20192017201420122011. See also OMLM Vol. 4 on TQA.


Programme Outline:

    Tuesday November 8, 2022
        Registration of workshop participants
    Wednesday November 9, 2022
        Pre-conference workshop 1: Legal Translation Training: What and How
    Thursday November 10, 2022    
        Pre-conference workshop 2: Training Interpreters: Old and New Challenges
        Pre-conference workshop 3: The Role of Corpora in Translator Education
        5:00 pm                        Guided tour around Olomouc historical inner city
        7:00 pm                        Meet and greet for conference participants
    Friday November 11, 2022
        9:00 am – 4:00 pm        1st day of conference   
        7:00 pm                        Social evening       
    Saturday November 12, 2022
        9:00 am – 4:00 pm        2nd day of conference     

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

Please fill in the electronic registration form  here. The conference fee is 100 EUR / 2,500 CZK and additional 20 EUR / 500 CZK per workshop. Payment details will be given after registration.

Organising Committee:
Ondřej Klabal
Pavel Král
Michal Kubánek
Ondřej Molnár
Michaela Rudolfová
Josefína Zubáková

Michaela Rudolfová
Department of English and American Studies
Faculty of Arts, Palacký University
Křížkovského 10, Olomouc 771 80
Phone: +420 607 152 066
e-mail: tifo@upol.cz


For more information, please visit https://tifo.upol.cz/