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4th Postgraduate MITN Workshop

Date: Thursday, 1st December

Time: 8-10 am (Warwick)/ 9-11 am (Bologna)/ 7-9pm (Monash)
Venue: Ramphal Building, room 0.12 (Warwick)/ International Portal Rooms (B.461, Building B Caulfield Campus (Monash)
Schedule:
8:00-9:00 (Warwick)/ 9:00-10:00 (Bologna)/ 19:00-20:00 (Monash): Introductions and short (approx. 5 minutes) informal summaries of individual research projects/interests by participants, followed by a group discussion on developing research clusters

9:00-10:00 (Warwick)/ 10:00-11:00 (Bologna)/ 20:00-21:00 (Monash): A journey towards developing a critical reading of “Women of the Arab world” led by Professor Cathia Jenainati

(NB: times are given in BST and AEST)

iMean 5 Conference: UWE Bristol, 6-8 April 2017

iMean 5 Conference, UWE Bristol, 6- 8 April 2017 (with pre-conference Workshops on 5 April)

Abstract submission deadline: 5 January 2017. 

Theme: Language and Change


Identities in Motion: Legacies and Representations of Mobility in Contemporary Italy

Venue: University of Warwick - Wolfson Research Exchange, University Library

4 March 2016, 14.00 - 21.00

Organizers: Gianmarco Mancosu and Gioia Panzarella

'Identities in motion' engages with recent trends in Modern Languages research, aiming to be a forum in which to discuss different methodologies and representational practices. In the context of discussing mobility, Italy offers an interesting case study due to the singularity of the colonial past, the complexity of the process of decolonization, the history of migration from and, in the more recent past, to Italy. All these historical and social phenomena need to be seen in a multi-disciplinary perspective that encourages a complex awareness of the different meanings of Italian identites and belonging.

Please see: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/modernlanguages/people/postgraduate/panzarella/identitiesmotion


Symposium on Interpreter Training and Humanitarian Interpreting

International Symposium, 1-2 April 2016
Monash University Law Chambers
555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Australia

Interpreter Training and Humanitarian Interpreting

The work of interpreters in the 21st century is characterised by a need to adapt to many different contexts and modalities of work. One of these is the humanitarian context: in conflict zones, in disaster zones, or in refugee camps for example, interpreters have to cope with specific demands and realities. How do interpreters respond to them? How are they prepared to face them? What policies are put in place to help and protect them?

This two-day symposium will look at the challenges and difficulties posed by such contexts of work and presentations will offer diverse perspectives on these and other related questions. This symposium is intended for not only practitioners, trainers and researchers, but also end-users, policy makers, representatives of NGOs, and stakeholders from the full spectrum of industries involved in relevant areas. The invited speakers are all experts in distinct but complementary fields which are fundamental to this important area of the professional work of interpreters which is now attracting greater attention and visibility.


3rd MITN PhD/ECR Event

Third MITN PhD/ECR Workshop
3rd February 2016
Topic: Sharing research and discussing clusters
Venue: Warwick -- International Video Portal, R0.12 Ramphal Building
8:45am – 10:45am
Monash -- The SLATE, C3.22, OVPLT Building C, Caulfield Campus
7:45pm – 9:45pm
Thu 21 January 2016, 12:36 | Tags: Australia, Monash, MITN, translation, interdisciplinary, postgraduate, warwick, research

The Global Company, 3-5 December

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.


2nd Postgraduate MITN Workshop

Date: Wednesday 28 October
Time: 5.30pm - 7pm (Monash) and 8:30am - 10am (Warwick)
Venue: International Portal Rooms (B.461, Building B Caulfield Campus (Monash) and Ramphal Building, room 0.12 (Warwick)
Schedule:
5.30pm (8:30am GMT): Meet and greet over timezone-appropriate drinks
6 - 7pm (9-10am GMT): Workshop on conducting interdisciplinary research, led by Dr Felix Nobis from the Centre for Theatre and Performing Arts at Monash University (http://profiles.arts.monash.edu.au/felix-nobis/)