Translation conference 2014
From classroom to workplace
14th Annual Portsmouth Translation Conference, 8 November 2014
- Professor Christina Schäeffner
- Anu Carnegie-Brown (STP Operations Manager and ELIA Exchange Coordinator UK)
About the Conference
Translation Studies is always at the meeting point of theory and practice. Professional practice affects and influences the paradigms within the discipline. Translation teaching ideally draws from both the academic discussion of translation and the professional needs of the translation industry. In the current economic climate, translation is one of the subjects at university which offers students key employability. But how do they fare when they go out into the real world of freelance work or into in-house positions? How does translation relate to other transferable skills? At the same time, how does translation practice relate to the rest of the curriculum and wider concerns within the humanities? Can these concerns be reconciled with professional practice?
The goal of this conference was to bring together translator trainers, academics, translation professionals and students in a dialogue about how translation students become translators and the relationship between professional practice and the academic environment. The programme is still available: Portsmouth Translation Conference 2014 programme