Since its launch in February 2011, the Research Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies has been a focal point for our staff research and programme development in these fields, and has helped us build upon our interaction with the wider community within the University as well as nationally and internationally.
We organise regular research seminars and conferences. We supervise research students and host academic visitors, and our members teach the school’s programmes in translation and interpreting. We also offer expert advice to the wider community, and provide short courses for external clients.
The centre is host to the AHRC-funded Translating Cultures Network Key Cultural Texts in Translation and works with the Intercultural Studies Group, University of Terragona, Spain, and the European Society for Translation Studies on project DGT-2012-TLL. This is a research project on translation in language learning for the Directorate General for Translation of the European Commission. For more information click here.
The Centre has strong links with China, the Middle East and the Far East as well as locally and nationally. We host visiting speakers, Visiting Fellows and academic visitors.
From November 2012 to July 2013 the Centre collaborated with the Intercultural Studies Group, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain) and the European Society for Translation Studies on a research project on translation in language learning commissioned by the Directorate General for Translation of the European Union.
The Centre Director is Dr Yan Ying. Other active members include:
Dr Michela Baldo: translation of post-migrant writing (Italian-Canadian and Italian-American) into Italian and on gender and sexuality issues in translation.
Dr Ahmed Elimam: the use of metaphors in the Quran and its translations.
Dr Adelina Hild: cognitive psychology of expertise, bilingual processing with a focus on translation/interpreting T&I research methods; transcultural competence and negotiation
If you are interested in getting involved with the Research Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies, we offer an MA in Translation Studies, which can be studied full-time for one year, or part-time over two years. We also offer funding opportunities for PhD proposals in any area of Translation Studies, and two-part bursaries towards an MA in Translation Studies.