Global experts discuss translation and cultural mobility at HKBU conference
10 Jul 2018
More than 300 scholars and experts participated in the 6th IATIS conference from 3 to 6 July 2018 to discuss “Translation and Cultural Mobility” on HKBU campus.
Co-organised by HKBU Translation Programme and the Centre for Translation, in conjunction with the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS), the four-day international conference attracted participants from around the globe as far afield as Uganda, India, South Africa and Brazil.
Five keynote speeches were delivered by Professor Lydia Liu from Columbia University, USA; Dr Kristina Gustafsson from Linnaeus University, Sweden; Professor Naoki Sakai from Cornell University, USA; Dr Emek Ergun from University of North Carolina, USA; and Professor Vicente L Rafael from University of Washington, USA.
The conference also marked the launch of the Martha Cheung Award for Best English Article in Translation Studies by an Early Career Scholar. The award, established by the Baker Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and administered by HKBU’s Centre for Translation, honours the late Professor Martha Cheung, former Chair Professor and Head of the Translation Programme at HKBU.
IATIS is one of the largest and most important scholarly associations in the translation studies field. The IATIS conference, held once every three years, is one of the premier events on the translation studies calendar.