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  • 18 November 2009
    "Am Anfang war der Mythos" 
    PS: Japanische und nordgermanische Mythologie im Vergleich
    Dr Ryuko Woirgardt
    Wed, 2-4 p.m., building C7, room 211

  • WS 2009/2010
    Intensive Seminar Heidrun Gerzymisch-Arbogast:
    January 29/30, 9 a.m. -5 p.m., Conference Room "Starterzentrum".
    Topic: Communication-Mediation-Conflict: Triadic Encounters in Cultural Contact (German, English, Japanese)
    with Mary Carroll (Intercultural Communication),
    Karina Wisser-Rischmann (Mediation) und Dr. Ryuko Woirgardt (Japanese)
    8 ECTS
    Registration at

  • 24 October 2009
    From Mona Baker: Upcoming conferences (2009-2010):
    in Edinburgh, Ramalla, Antwerp, Joensuu, Kyoto, Manchester, Hong Kong, Hyderabad

  • 1 October 2009
    New office at room 3.02, building A2.2
    Telephone: 0681-302-4248
    Consultation for students during semester: Wednesdays 11-12
    Doctoral Seminar: Wednesdays 12-13.30

  • 1 September 2009
    Vacancy for a Translation Professorship at University of Graz

  • 31 August 2009
    Final Exams for Translators/Interpreters
    SS 2009:  Wednesday, 30 September 2009

  • 30 August 2009
    Events of the AIIC (International Association of Conference Interpreters)
    The AIIC Training Committee, in cooperation with a number of international institutions and ISIT in Paris, is organising a series of information seminars entitled "Introducing International Institutions". Each of the seminars will be given by a representative of the interpreting services of an international institution and will cover 1) the work and workings of that institution, and 2) interpreting and recruitment of interpreters in, that institution. 
    To read more click here.

  • 18 August 2009
    "Yes, we can...": Marathon greetings from New York
    Jörn & Andrea

  • 6 August 2009
    Hot off the Press

    Translational Action and Intercultural Communication
    Now available from St. Jerome
    Edited by Kristin Bührig, Juliane House and Jan D. ten Thije
    ISBN: 978-1-905763-09-02
    / ISBN 1-905763-09-3
    2009, 188 pages
    £25 Sterling, inclusive of postage and packing


  • 5 August 2009
    Follow-Up Consolidated MuTra PhD School (29 June - 4 July 2009)
    • GradUS Workshop, 3-4 July
    • Guest Lecture Dr Ernst August Gutt, 3 July
    • Dimensions of T&I Teaching, 1 July
    • DGÜD Kolloquium, 29 June
    Further downloads are posted as they become available

  • 4 August 2009
    Étude sur la directionalité en interprétation de conférences

    (Universidad de Granada)

  • 30 July 2009
    A morning greeting from our dear ATRC colleague Dr Lihua Jiang-Qin, New York
    "Dear all,

    A morning greeting from Lihua first.
    This summer reminds me of our Fosano days again because we were enjoying our refreshing trip in Fosano at the same time every year. It's still a pity that I could not swim in the lovely pool, but the Pantomimi play, the Italian flavor spaghetti and the nice cakes from the sweet neighbor, the get-together with you guys and our walk under the stars in Fosano... I'm just missing all of you in the mid-summer!
    Wish you a lovely summer season!
    Love from Lihua "  [email, 30 July 2009]

  • 27 July 2009
    Visiting professorship at EWHA GSTI
    The Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation (GSTI) at Ewha Womans University in Seoul/Korea is seeking a Visiting Non-tenure Track faculty member with expertise in conference interpretation. Post description and duties here.

  • 27 July 2009
    Final Exams for Translators/Interpreters
    SS 2009:  Wednesday, 30 September 2009

  • 21 July 2009
    Job Offer in London
    Native, a company specialised in the transcreation of advertising material (, have recently been appointed by a pharmatecutical/medical company to work across 7 of their brands to translate all of the material they produce in 16 languages. They are in the process of building their central team of Transcreation Managers (Job Description) as well as a network of Freelance translators.
    At the moment they are still looking for a Portuguese, a Norwegian, a Danish, a Swedish, Belgium (both French  and Flemish), Swiss German and an Italian person to join their team in London. Applicants can send  their CV and cover letter to:
    They are also looking for Subject Matter Experts to do the final editing of the copy. The SMEs can be Professors or Specialists in the Field. Again, people interested should contact:

  • 29 June - 10 July 2009
    Lisa am Lehrstuhl: Internship at the ATRC

    29 June - 4 July 2009
    Consolidated MuTra PhD School
    at Saarland University

  • 3-4 July 2009
    GradUS Workshop "Grundprinzipien wissenschaftlichen Denkens und Arbeitens"

  • 3 July 2009
    Guest Lecture: Dr Ernst August Gutt

    Guest Lecture
    Dr Ernst August Gutt
    SIL International

    The central role of relevance in translation:
    'communicative clues'


  • 2 July 2009
    MuTra PhD Audiodescription Workshop with Bernd Benecke 

  • 30 June 2009
    MuTra PhD Subtitling Workshop & Dinner with Mary Carroll 

  • 29 June 2009
    DGÜD Colloquium with inspiring presentations by Prof. Lew Zybatow, Prof. Gyde Hansen and Prof. Annely Rothkegel

  • 18-30 May 2009
    SSLMIT- Bologna/Bertinoro Summer School in Screen Translation
    Many thanks to Delia Chiaro, Michela Giorgio Marrano and the SSLMIT Team!


  • 18 May 2009
    Dolmetscher Dr Martin Will (Präsident der ATRC-Group der Saar-Uni) in sr-online
    Der deutsch-französische Kulturkanal beauftragt Martin Will regelmäßig für sogenannte Voice-Overs, d.h. in der Post-Produktion spricht der Dolmetscher den Text des französischen Philosophen Raphaël Enthoven, den er zuvor übersetzt hat.

  • 19 May 2009
    On the way to Tradorama I, Strasbourg (12 May 09)...

  • 21 April 2009
    We got off to a good start into the Summer Semester 2009. 
    Here is what is offered in terms of courses and summer schools.

  • 14 April 2009
    Internship Offer
    (John Deere Werke Zweibrücken)
    Topic: Entwicklung eines modernen Weiterbildungskonzeptes für die Englische Sprache

  • 9 April 2009 (Updated)
    MuTra Consolidated PhD School: 29 June - 4 July 2009
    at Saarland University
    The detailed program is online. Registration is possible now!

  • 26 March 2009
    Research Summer School 2009 (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
    The Research Summer School in Translation Studies is an initiative organised jointly by the Department of Translation and Interpreting at UAB and the Spanish Ministry for Science and Technological Innovation. It will be hosted by the Department of Translation and Interpreting of the UAB for two weeks: 8th-18th June 2009.

    The Research Summer School is open to PG students from anywhere in the world looking to further their studies in research at any level: MA, MPhil, PhD or PostDoc.


  • 19 March 2009
    • MuTra Consolidated PhD School: 29 June - 4 July 2009
      at Saarland University

    • DGÜD-Jahreskolloquium: 29 June 2009
      Übersetzungswissenschaft - Translation Studies
      at Saarland University

  • 11 March 2009
    Dr. Daniel Dejica: Congratulations!

  • 09 March 2009
    Spring term exams WS 2008/2009: Wednesday, 8 April
    Mündliche Diplomprüfung für ÜbersetzerInnen/DolmetscherInnen,
    Sprach- und Übersetzungswissenschaft Englisch

  • 06 March 2009
    You can follow the SCIC conference in Brussels live via webcam.

  • 20 February 2009
    European "Audiovisual Translation Research Summer School"
    directed by Pilar Orero from 8th - 18th June 2009 at the University of Barcelona


  • 12 February 2009
    Dr. Lihua Jiang-Qin: Congratulations!
    More Photos

  • 3 February 2009
    The ATRC now has a junior offspring established under Saarland Statutes:
    the ATRC Group e.V.

    President:          Dr. Martin Will (Diplom-Dolmetscher, M.A.: Luxembourg/Saarbrücken)
    Vice President:  Konstanze Plötz (Diplom-Dolmetscherin, Leipzig)
    Treasurer:          June Sunwoo (Diplom-Übersetzerin, Bonn)
    Board:               Dr. Georgios Floros (Saarbrücken/Athen/Nikosia)
                             Prof. Dr. Gerzymisch-Arbogast (Heidelberg/Saarbrücken/Zürich)

    The ATRC Group is an association of translation and interpreting scientists who have contributed to or advanced the translation concepts developed within the Advanced Translation Research Center (ATRC) (external link) since 1993.

  • 2 February 2009
    Martin Will's viva was an impressive start.
    Congratulations to Dr. Martin Will!
    More Photos

  • 29 January 2009
    The preparatory session for the spring term exams is scheduled for 10 February,
    1 p.m. (Vordiplom) and 2 p.m. (Hauptdiplom).

  • 29 January 2009

    Agnieszka Gronek of the GradUS Program has taken her office in room 1.08 b, building A2 2 (1st floor), and is available at 

  • 28 January 2009
    The grants for the Bologna/Bertinoro summer school 'Screen Translation' are awarded to Agnieszka Gronek, Lina Beckmann and Anne Gorius.

  • 28 January 2009
    Lihua Jiang's viva is scheduled for 12 February 2009, 2 p.m. at Großer Sitzungssaal, Dean's Office (Dekanat), Saarland University.

  • 26 January 2009
    Hot off the Press

    Jan Fickert: Auswanderung und Erinnerungskultur. Ein Vergleich der Migrationsprozesse vom 17. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert aus der Pfalz und der Normandie nach Nordamerika.

    VDM-Verlag Dr. Müller, Saarbrücken.
    December 2008. 236 pages.
    ISBN-10: 3639070917, ISBN-13: 978-3639070910.

  • 22 January 2009
    The first ppt on the intensive seminar 'Übersetzungswissenschaftliches Denken und Arbeiten' is now on-line (Musical Translation, in German). Others will be made accessible as soon as they become available.

  • 13 January 2009
    • Martin Will's viva is scheduled for 2 February 2009,
      4 p.m. Dean's Office (Dekanat), Saarland University

    • Lihua Jiang got married on 8 January 2009 in Huntington/USA:
      Congratulations from the Lehrstuhl Team!

  • 16/17 December 2008
    Merry Christmas and a happy New Year
    to all sponsors, colleagues, friends and students from a joyful Lehrstuhl Team's Christmas colloquium at ESIT / Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris.

    Anne Gorius, Jan Kunold, Vanessa Hildner, Heidrun Gerzymisch-Arbogast,
    Stefanie Maas and Jan Fickert in Paris

  • 16 December 2008
    A Tribute to Daniel Gile

    New Publication: Gyde Hansen, Andrew Chesterman & Heidrun Gerzymisch-Arbogast (eds). 2008. Efforts and Models in Interpreting and Translation Research. A Tribute to Daniel Gile. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

    Benjamins Translation Library, Volume 80. EST Subseries. ISBN 978 90 272 1689 2


  • 1 December 2008
    Congratulations and Celebrations!

  • 28 November 2008
    For all DGÜD members:
    The DGÜD Yearbooks 1999 - 2006 are now available free of charge online. Please contact us for password information.

  • 21 October 2008
    Starting the winter semester 2008/2009 with a "Happy Birthday" to Saarland University's 60th Anniversary  (external link: film by VISU 2008)

  • 15 October 2008
    A contribution to the ongoing discussion on students' fees...

  • 9 October 08
    7th International Conference & Exhibition on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media, Oct 29-31, 2008, Berlin
    Insights into quality standards for translation, synchronisation and subtitling is one theme of this year's conference. Bringing together delegates from more than 20 countries, Languages & The Media will contribute on the international debate on universal access to mass media on a global scale. The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition, showcasing vendors and manufacturers of language-technology products and providers of language services.
    Conference Program:
    Languages & The Media: 

  • 8 October 08
    Upcoming 2008 Translation Research Lectures at the 'Institut für Angewandte Translationswissenschaft', University of Graz
    First Lecture: 16 October, 19 h, Sarah Mercer: "A qualitative, grounded theory approach to the study of the self-concept of tertiary level language learners"

  • 7 October 08
    Following our successful PhD seminar on 'Training for PhD Projects' (3-5 October 2008) at Saarland University Saarbrücken we are now getting ready for the upcoming PhD School Seminar on Audio Description (5-7 December 2008) at Bavarian Broadcasting BR in Munich. For more information please check the program at
    for this event are now welcome. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • 17 September 08
    Video Clips
    MuTra Vienna Conference 2007
    : Now Available!
    The video clips of the 'Universal Thought in Translation' theme day at the MuTra Conference in Vienna (May 1, 2007, cf. are now available under
    These ATRC Group presentations are being prepared for publication as MuTra Journal 1 and will be available online at

    Many thanks go to Professor Budin and the 'Translationszentrum' of Vienna University for generously arranging for selected presentations to be videotaped.

  • 15 September 08
    EST colloquium on research assessment in Translation Studies
    Colloque de la European Society for Translation Studies sur l'évaluation de la recherche en traductologie
    Saturday, September 27, 2008, ESIT, Paris
    Samedi 27 septembre 2008, ESIT, Paris, Salle 7

  • 11 September 08
    The next PhD Projects Seminar takes place on October 3-5, 2008 at Saarland University, Saarbrücken with workshops by
    Prof. Dr. Andrew Chesterman (University of Helsinki)
    Prof. Dr. Daniel Gile (ESIT, Paris)
    Prof. Dr. Gyde Hansen (University of Copenhagen).
    We are nearly fully booked for this event but are still accepting registrations, especially from graduate students (8 ECTS points). For more information please check our PhD School website at
    or contact

    Please feel free to forward this announcement to colleagues who may be interested. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or suggestions.

  • 8 September 08
    The printed version of the MuTra Journal LSP Translation Scenarios (volume 02), published by the ATRC Group, can now be ordered from It is also available free of charge in on-line form.

  • 2 September 08
    Internship Offer
    A localization company in Italy is currently looking for German interns to hold the post of video game linguistic testers, which means "playing" games to check the quality of the translation. They would also occasionally proofread video game translations in German. We need someone of German mother tongue, with an excellent level of English, and with a passion for video games. No spoken Italian is necessary.
    These internships are paid and could lead to a job offer in the field of video game localization.

  • 2 September 08
    Interview with Bernd Benecke on Audio Description:

  • 1 September 08
    Georgios Floros of the ATRC Group has been awarded a professorship at the University of Cyprus. Congratulations!
    More on Georgios Floros at

  • 13 August 08
    The MuTra Journal LSP Translation Scenarios (volume 02), published by the ATRC Group, is currently in print. It is available free of charge in
    on-line form. 

  • 8 August 08
    We have added a new intro page to our website and hope that this will help you navigate through the network. Your suggestions for improvements are always most welcome.

  • 29 July 08
    Following our successful PhD seminar
    on 'Translation Concepts & Methodologies' (Photos) in Fosano/Switzerland we are now getting ready for the upcoming PhD School at Saarland University Saarbrücken in October: 'Training for PhD Projects' (3-5 October 2008). Highlights will be lectures and workshops on translation and interpreting research by Andrew Chesterman (Helsinki), Daniel Gile (Paris) and Gyde Hansen (Copenhagen). Registrations for this event are now welcome. For further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

     Fosano 2008

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