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12th International Postgraduate Conference

in Translation and Interpreting

Dublin City University, 12th-13th December 2016



The final programme of IPCITI 2016 can be accessed at the following link: 



The book of abstracts can be accessed here.


The IPCITI 2016 will take place in the Henry Grattan building, on DCU Glasnevin Campus. Details on how to reach the conference venue can be found at:



School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies - Dublin City University

 The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) offers a multilingual and multicultural environment in which to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. It offers degree programmes in Intercultural and Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Language Studies, and Translation Studies. For more information, please go to the website:


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Call for Papers 

The IPCITI Conference is the result of a long-term collaboration between Dublin City University, Heriot-Watt University, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Manchester. IPCITI is designed to provide new researchers from all areas of Translation and Interpreting Studies with the opportunity to share their research with peers in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment.

Following the success of the 11th IPCITI conference held at the University of Edinburgh, Dublin City University is pleased to host the IPCITI 2016.

 Guidelines for submitting abstracts

As with any academic discipline, PhD research in Translation and Interpreting Studies is, by its very nature, at the cutting-edge of these fields, with each thesis venturing down previously unexplored avenues of knowledge. Therefore, we have chosen the following title to lead this year’s conference edition:

Cutting New Paths in Translation and Interpreting

We particularly welcome works adopting innovative methodological approaches. Areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Use of technologies in translation and interpreting
  • Role of translation and interpreting in society (e.g. use of translation for language learning, interpreting in courts and hospitals, news translation, etc.)
  • Translator and interpreter training
  • Professional and non-professional translation and interpreting (including, for example, crowdsourcing, fansubbing, etc.)
  • Translation and interpreting of minority languages, with a special focus on Asian languages

Papers are allotted 20 minute slots, to be followed by 10 minutes of discussion (total 30 minutes per presenter).

Abstracts should be submitted in English and should not exceed 300 words.

Abstracts should include:

  • The presenter's name
  • The presenter's affiliation, academic status and current year of study
  • Title for the paper to be presented
  • Three keywords that best encapsulate the content of the paper to be presented
  • A brief description of the state of the art
  • An indication of the theoretical framework and/or research methodology employed or to be employed
  • A summary of outcomes or pursued outcomes
  • A list of references

Please note that the presenter’s details, the title, the keywords and the bibliographical references are not included in the word count.

Proposals should be attached as a WORD document and sent to

Invited Conference Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Prof Michael Cronin (Dublin City University)

Workshop leaders: Prof Emeritus Jenny Williams (Dublin City University) and Dr Marion Winters (Heriot-Watt University)

Pre-conference workshop

The main conference will be preceded by a half-day workshop on presenting research orally in English, run by Prof Jenny Williams and Dr Marion Winters. Details on the pre-conference workshop are available at:

Key dates

Abstract submission deadline15th June 2016 30th June 2016

Notification of acceptance5th September 2016

Early registration deadline1st November 2016

Workshop registration deadline18th November 2016 (register by sending an email to both trainers)

 Registration deadline30th November


Information and contact details

Enquiries concerning the conference should be directed to:

Information on Dublin City University can be found at: