Birmingham Centre for Translation at IATIS 2015

IATIS 2015

Two members of the Birmingham Centre for Translation, Dr Sofia Malamatidou and Dr Gabriela Saldanha, represented the University of Birmingham at the fifth IATIS conference in Belo Horizonte Brazil, 7-10 July 2015. IATIS is the largest academic conference in the field of translation studies.

Dr Sofia Malamatidou convened a very well attended panel, together with Dr Marion Winters from Herriot-Watt University, on ‘Corpus-based Translation Studies – Innovations in the new digital age’ and presented a paper on her current research on corpus triangulation techniques for translation studies.

Dr Gabriela Saldanha convened another very successful panel on ‘Repackaging books for a new audience: Innovative approaches to research on cross-cultural literary flows’, together with Dr Célia Maria Magalhães from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. She also presented a paper entitled ‘A performative theory of translator style’.

As part of their visit to Brazil, Dr Sofia Malamatidou and Dr Gabriela Saldanha also participated in seminars at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) and Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), with a view to disseminate current research being carried out in BCT and further develop strategic collaborations with those institutions.