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CFP: 5th International Conference on Public Service Interpreting and Translation

(RE)Visiting Ethics and Ideology in Situations of Conflict
3rd-4th April 2014
University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain

The Training and Research Group on Public Service Translation and Interpreting (FITISPos) at the University of Alcalá (UAH) (Madrid, Spain) are pleased to announce the 5th International Conference on Public Service Translation and Interpreting (9th International Meeting on Translation) to be hosted at the UAH, on the 3rd and 4th of April 2014.

As the previous ones, held in 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2011, this conference is intended to offer PSI&T researchers, practitioners, trainers, academics, public service authorities and people who are generally interested in intercultural communication and in translation and interpreting, a forum for dialogue in this changing society, as well as an opportunity to exchange opinions and comment projects and experiences.
Considering the main theme of the Conference, (Re)visiting Ethics and Ideology in Situations of Conflict, we encourage all those who are interested in it to send proposals on the following topics (but not restricted):
1.    Discussing ethical issues in practice, research and teaching
2.    Studying interpreters and translators in conflict
3.    Interpreting and translating for victims of war, sexual assault, survivors of torture and trauma, refugees, etc.
4.    Exploring ideological clashes and encounters in translating and interpreting.
5.    Analysing advances of PSIT in local, national, and international institutions

The Conference will include plenary lectures, papers, seminars, posters and round tables. Participants delivering papers will have a maximum of 30 min (the discussion/questions time included). The official languages will be Spanish and English.
All those who are interested in participating are kindly asked to send a 200-word abstract before November 25th, 2013. For more information please see: http://www2.uah.es/traduccion
The decision of the Scientific Committee will be sent by December 10th, 2013,
Proposers whose papers are accepted will have to submit the WHOLE PAPER TEXT by 20th of January 2014 using the same webpage (otherwise they WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS).

For more information, please contact Carmen Valero Garcés at carmen.valero@uah.es

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