Dedicated to bringing together research on indirect translation
project — currently running at the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies () — is inviting applications for Visiting Researchers. We are interested in attracting promising doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who are engaged in research projects on indirect (mediated) translation.
IndirecTrans Visiting Researcher Programme
The period and agenda of stay will be flexible enough to adjust to the visiting researcher’s individual needs and expectations. Depending on the duration of their stay, visiting researchers will have the opportunity to:
- discuss their projects in individual tutorials with experts in indirect translation research;
- access vast selection of publications on indirect translation;
- engage in scholarly interactions with researchers from other fields of Translation Studies;
- give at least one presentation on their research project;
- familiarize with and/or participate in ULICES translation-related dissemination activities and projects.
Slots are available throughout the year and calls for applications will be open twice a year. Applicants will receive a reply approximately one month after the relevant deadline of applications.
Applications should be sent electronically by email to Hanna Pięta () and Rita Bueno Maia (), and include:
• a brief cover letter (1 page), indicating the preferred starting date, duration and purpose of the visit;
• description of a research project to be worked upon during visit (max. 3 pages);
• CV, including complete list of publications and information on the applicant’s current institutional affiliation.
Participation in the programme is free of charge. Visiting researchers are provided with shared office facilities, access to the Faculty’s library and to other research infrastructure. The programme does not cover any travel/housing expenses.
For information on the IndirecTrans project go to this .
For information on ULICES translation-related dissemination activities and projects go to this .
For further information on the IndirecTrans Visiting Research Programme please contact programme coordinators.
The coming deadlines for application are:
- 10 February 2019 (visits beginning no earlier than 1 May 2019)
- 1 October 2019 (visits beginning no earlier than 1 February 2020)
Research into indirect translation has the potential to dismantle the traditional binary approaches to translation and yield new insights into the important role of intermediary centres in inter-peripheral cultural transfers. However, this research is still very fragmented and cannot seem to keep pace with the fast-evolving practice.
The IndirecTrans Visiting Researcher Programme addresses thus the growing need for a more integrated and consolidated approach to the study of indirect translation. We are interested in attracting promising doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who are engaged in research projects on indirect translation (be it literary, scientific, audiovisual, etc.), especially those focusing on English as the ultimate source, mediating or target language.
The programme is coordinated by and .