[CFP] Translation Studies and Digital Humanities

The Centre for Translation Technology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is going to organize the captioned conference on 8 and 9 December 2023 (Friday and Saturday).  You are cordially invited to submit proposals either for individual papers or panels with details as follow:

The final decades of the twentieth century witnessed the birth of the digital age. Now, almost a quarter of the way through the 21st century, we are still only beginning to grasp the full meaning of this revolution in information storage, retrieval, and analysis. In particular, the advent of groundbreaking artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies such as ChatGPT have the potential to transform the way we approach translation studies as a field of research and pedagogy.

This conference on Translation Studies and Digital Humanities, organized by the Centre for Translation Technology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, aims to explore the extent to which translation studies has already embraced the digital, showcase exciting and original research, expand our digital horizons by learning about the work of practitioners in other areas, and discuss possible pitfalls and shortcomings of digital approaches, as well as potential benefits and opportunities.

Proposals for individual papers of twenty minutes or panels (3-4 speakers) are welcome on any aspect of the theme, in particular but not limited to: 

Digital spaces of translation

Digital challenges to analog thinking in translation studies

Digital tools and resources for translation research

Imagining the digital future of translation: translation in science fiction

Translation and digital media: production, circulation, conservation

Digital pedagogies in translator and interpreter training

Digital Humanities and multimodal approaches to translation

Machine learning, artificial intelligence tools and translation

Translation in/of Digital Humanities

Important Dates 

Conference: 8 and 9 December 2023 (Friday and Saturday)

Abstracts (up to 250 words) are due 28 July 2023 (Friday).

Notification of acceptance: 30 August 2023 (Wednesday)

Keynote Speakers 

Lynne Bowker 

University of Ottawa 

Laura Fólica 

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya 

Conference website 


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