MITN is proud to support Monash committee member Dr Adam Clulow's upcoming conference, The Global Company (3-5 December, hosted by the University of Heidelberg). The conference has been supported by the prestigious International Research Award in Global History 2015, jointly awarded by the universities of Heidelberg, Basel, and Sydney.
The Australian Academy of the Humanities is pleased to call for nominations for its inaugural Medal for Excellence in Translation. The medal is awarded biennially to the best translation into English produced by an Australian translator.
Nominations close AEST 5:00pm Monday 7 December 2015. Details of the submission procedure are available here.
The University of Warwick celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2015. As part of the celebrations, our Global Research Priorities programme is developing an exciting programme of research-led events to support and develop existing and new research collaborations in Singapore, Beijing and Hong Kong, Brussels, New York, and Venice.
Our Venice event will be held Friday 23rd – Saturday 24th October 2015 at Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava . This event is being led by the Connecting Cultures GRP in collaboration with the International Development GRP, and features a number of MITN researchers.
The Venice event’s theme is Sustainable Futures: Survival of the City. Research from across a variety of fields, from the Arts to the Sciences and the Social Sciences has much to tell us about our understanding of urban spaces, their history, and their impact on the environment as well as on how we imagine and build the cities of the future. Participants in the symposium will be invited to talk about how culture, language and technology affect the material and human ecology of past, present and future cities.
Warwick has a very strong internationalization agenda that builds upon the distinctive qualities that make Warwick a pioneer in the field of global education and our presence in Europe, and indeed in Venice in particular, is a key component of that agenda. The University has had a presence in Venice for over forty years, and our Venice courses for undergraduates and postgraduates remain unique among UK institutions. The Warwick in Venice programme has its base at the Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava and is the ideal location for our 50th anniversary event.
There will be two streams of activity held over the two days. An Academic Symposium bringing together experts in a range of fields, ranging from the Humanities, to the Sciences and Social Science, to discuss the history of the city and the challenges which face today’s urban spaces and an exciting series of events for Warwick Alumni. Drawing both of these programmes together will be a Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture delivered by the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change Sir David King.
Shifting Powers: The Ethics of Translation in a Transforming Asia
This major international conference seeks to interrogate the role of translators in, and of, Asia as participants in, and commentators on, a changing world. Translators minimise or break down barriers between the ‘I’, ‘you’, ‘we’ and ‘Other’, and in doing so, create inclusive local, regional and global experiences and life trajectories for consumers of linguistic and cultural artefacts. Yet, translation can also be an exclusive process: decisions about what is translated, how and for whom, have far-reaching implications for the inclusion and exclusion of certain communities and/or stakeholders, simultaneously empowering some and disempowering others.
On 24-25 September 2015, the Translation & Interpreting Studies Program, Monash University will convene a forum in Melbourne addressing the area of domestic violence and the provision of interpreting services for victims of domestic violence and their families.
Italian Australian: Creating Culture, Defining Diaspora
An exhibition of the works of Gracie Lolicato
27 August to 16 October 2016
Museo Italiano, Co.As.It., 199 Faraday Street, Carlton, Melbourne
To mark MITN's launch, and to begin to connect MITN PhDs/early career researchers at Monash and Warwick, we'll be hosting a half-day series of events on Thursday, Aug. 13th, from 8:00-12:00 (at Warwick) /18:00-21:00 (at Monash). The venue at Warwick is Humanities Building room H0.86 in the Transnational Resources Centre; the Monash venue is the International Portal, room B461, Building H (Caulfield Campus).
Interested participants are requested to email email@example.com by Tuesday, August 4th at 12pm (BST) to indicate they'd like to attend, and to provide a short description of their research interests. Time-appropriate refreshments will be served (breakfast and coffee/tea for some, wine for others!).
The Migration, Identity, and Translation Network will launch 10-12 August 2015 in Melbourne at 'Translating Pain: An International Forum on Language, Text, and Suffering', run by the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization and hosted by Monash University.
Warwick/Newberry Transatlantic Fellowship: The Art of Richard Grafton: Writing and Printing in Mid-Tudor England
Network Project Officer Dr Gavin Schwartz-Leeper has been awarded a Warwick Transatlantic Fellowship to conduct research at the Newberry Library in Chicago on a new project entitled 'The Art of Richard Grafton'. The project will examine the long-neglected literary style, heritage, and impact of Richard Grafton (c.1511–1573), printer to Edward VI. Grafton’s centrality to the mid-Tudor printing industry is well-known, but his roles as author and editor have been almost entirely neglected by previous scholarship. This project will seek to fill this gap by demonstrating Grafton's role as a text creator.