Quality Aspects in Institutional Translation

The Institute of Translation Studies, Charles University, Prague, in collaboration with the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Directorate General for Translation of European Commission, and the Czech Association of Translators and Interpreters organise the following conference: Quality Aspects in Institutional Translation.

Confirmed speakers include Łucja Biel of Warsaw University, Chief of Translation Section, United Nations New York Ms Eva Pantuso, and Ingemar Strandvik, Quality Officer at Directorate General for Translation of European Commission.

Conference Organisers:

Charles University, Prague
Jagiellonian University in Krakow
DGT FO (Directorate General for Translation, Field Office) Prague
DGT FO Warsaw
Czech Union of Translators and Interpreters (JTP)

Date: Friday, 25 November 2016

Venue: Prague, Institute of Translation Studies (cf. website: ITS Prague)

Address: Hybernská Street No 3 (more details here)

Conference language: English

Contact persons:

Tomáš Svoboda (Charles University, Tomas.Svoboda@ff.cuni.cz)

Vítězslav Zemánek (DGT FO Prague, Vitezslav.Zemanek@ec.europa.eu)

Petra Vavroušová (Charles University, Petra.Vavrousova@ff.cuni.cz)

Attandance at the conference is free of charge.

8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome Address: Stanislav Rubáš (ITS Prague), Otto Pacholík (Head of Czech Language Department, DGT EC), Vítězslav Zemánek (Field Officer, DGT FO, Prague), Jacek Wasik (Field Officer, DGT FO, Warsaw)
9:15 Krzysztof Łoboda (Jagiellonian University, Krakow): Summary of the 2015 Krakow conference “Points of View on Translator’s Competence and Translation Quality”
9:30 Key-note speech: Łucja Biel (University of Warsaw) – Quality in Institutional EU Translation: parameters, practices and research
10:30 Tomáš Svoboda (ITS Prague)
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Filip Křepelka (Brno University, TBD)
12:00 Ingemar Strandvik (Quality Officer, DGT EC) – What do we mean by quality and why does it matter? Quality in institutional translation: from fidelity to fit for purpose
12:30 Lunch break
14:00 Key-note speech: Eva Pantuso (Chief of Translation Section, United Nations New York )
15:00 Jan Hanzl (Council of the European Union)
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Panel Discussion: Łucja Biel, Eva Pantuso, Ingemar Strandvik, Teresa Tomaszkiewicz (Poznań University)Moderation: Tomáš Svoboda
17:00 Closing remarks

Event detail

Event start
25. 11. 2016 8:30 - 17:00
Department of Translation Studies, Hybernská Street No 3, Prague
Organizing Institution
Department of Translation Studies, Faculty of Arts
Event type