The Migration, Identity, and Translation Network (MITN) is a multi-disciplinary collaborative network comprised of researchers from Monash University and the University of Warwick as part of the Monash Warwick Alliance. On May 24th-26th 2018, MITN will host its first major international conference and public summit at the University of Warwick titled ‘Language, Translation, and Migration.’
Jo Angouri, MITN academic co-lead and Reader, Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, said “MITN is a fantastic means of bringing people together and has grown organically to over 100 members. The Monash Warwick Alliance has been pivotal in funding and facilitating the project’s work and providing the partnership foundation upon which the network can evolve. Professor Rita Wilson, academic co-lead, University of Monash and I are delighted to have the international conference in May and we expect to have a strong presence of MITN’s work”.
MITN connects a wide range of researchers, educators and organizations to explore issues relating to migration, identity, and translation from a variety of literary, cultural, linguistic, sociological, and historical perspectives. The network seeks to bring that expertise into developing world-leading research and teaching and learning projects.
Throughout 2017 MITN hosted and participated in a diverse range of seminars, masterclasses and summer schools. The network has been particularly committed to supporting PhD and early career researchers in developing research initiatives and work focused on four research clusters in the areas of: ‘Identity and Workplace Communication’, ‘Space, Place and the City’, ‘Performing Narratives’ and ‘Conflicts and modernity in literature, cinema and new media’