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Second Durham Postgraduate Colloquium: “Theoretical Frameworks and Methodologies: Research in Translation Studies”

5 September 2013

Call for papers: Second Durham Postgraduate Colloquium

“Theoretical Frameworks and Methodologies: Research in Translation Studies”

Date: 31 January 2014

Venue: Durham University, UK

Following the success of the first colloquium with over 100 attendees, the Centre for Intercultural Mediation of Durham University is pleased to announce the second Postgraduate Colloquium for 2014.

Keynote speaker

Nike K. Pokorn, ‘Methods in Translation Studies’, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Venue:          Room ER201, Elvet Riverside, New Elvet, Durham University, Durham, UK

Date:             31.01.2014

Times:            8:30-18:30


Translation Studies has to focus on new and hybrid research methodologies revolutionizing the ways in which research is carried out in the field. The discipline is also continuing along its path to systematize the knowledge that various enquiries have produced in different areas of the discipline.

            The colloquium will serve as an opportunity for peers, MA candidates and PhD researchers to share their views on research methodologies, both those that they are adopting in order to test their original research hypotheses and those that they are contemplating for future studies. As in the first colloquium the main focus of the colloquium is on the methodological issues faced when setting up an original piece of research in Translation Studies. What are we studying? How are we studying it? What are the technical challenges posed by our research methodologies? What are the technological issues regarding data collection? What are our concerns about data reliability? How do interdisciplinary methodologies contribute to shaping and changing our research focus?

            Researchers and scholars are all aware of the importance of a sound study methodology, but the fast pace with which the field of Translation Studies continues to develop makes it something of an anomaly in the Arts and Humanities, because so much of the research currently carried out under the umbrella term of Translation Studies stems from approaches taken from disciplines beyond the realm of the humanities. Constructing a sound methodology is a task undertaken by all research postgraduates and researchers; this colloquium provides a forum for debate with peers and experts whilst sharing approaches and concerns impacting beyond one’s individual research project.

Papers should engage with issues of methodology in the widest possible sense. Papers can be accepted in English, German, French, and Arabic as interpreting will be available. The convenor is Callum Walker of Durham University, UK.

A Scientific Committee will be involved in the selection of the papers for the conference.

To submit a paper to the conference or a poster for a poster session, please email Callum Walker:

– A 200-word abstract

– 5 keywords

– Affiliation (university or company for independent researchers)

– E-mail address

– 100 words of bio-notes

Fixed registration fees for speakers and non-speakers: £25 GBP (pays for catering expenses and conference organization). Registration fees will be payable by cheque (in pounds) and credit card.


25 October 2013: Deadline for submission of abstracts

6 November 2013: Notification of acceptance

7 November 2013: Registration opens

15 January 2014: Registration closes


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