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This conference has been supported by The Confucius Institute, Routledge and artsmethods@manchester

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10th Anniversary - International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting

Intersect, Innovate, Interact

 New Directions in Translation and Interpreting Studies

29-31 October 2014

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. This year’s conference will engage with existing and new perspectives and interactions within and beyond Translation and Interpreting studies that are shaping the future of the discipline. Following the success of the 9th IPCITI conference held at Heriot-Watt University, the University of Manchester is pleased to host the 10th anniversary conference which will take place from 29-31 October 2014.


We particularly welcome abstracts which address (but need not be limited to) the following topics:



In line with Maria Tymoczko’s theorisation of translation as a ‘cluster concept’, it can be argued that Translation and Interpreting Studies is a discipline formed at the intersections, namely through its interplay with other subject areas. We are interested in the ever-evolving dialogical relationship between T&I Studies and:

  • Intercultural Studies
  • Sociology and Politics
  • Media and Visual Studies
  • Science and Technology
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies



With the explosion of social media since the inception of the IPCITI enterprise, it is vital to examine how new media and new technologies influence both how we interpret and translate on a practical level, and how we think about interpreting and translation on a conceptual level. We would like to consider how the discipline engages with:

  • New Media and Technologies
  • New theoretical frameworks
  • New methodological approaches
  • New challenges


Increasingly globalised, technology-driven societies are witnessing the emergence of new modes of translating and interpreting and, in parallel with this, an enlarged conception of who we consider as being translators and interpreters. Understanding the ways in which existing and emerging communities of translators and interpreters interact with one another (as well as with those who theorise on their activities) is crucial for the future of T&I studies. At the conference we would like to discuss the different modes of interaction between:


  • Professional translators/ interpreters and volunteers (including activists, fansubbers, etc.)
  • Academics and translators/interpreters
  • The translator/interpreter and the ‘self’ (i.e. the growing acknowledgment of the role that the translator’s/interpreter’s own subjectivity plays in these forms of interlingual and intercultural mediation)



Keynote Speakers                 Prof. Barbara Moser-Mercer (Université de Genève)


                                                    Dr. Sue-Ann Harding (Hamad Bin Khalifa University)


Workshop Leaders               Dr. Rebecca Tipton (University of Manchester)


                                                  Dr. Gabriela Saldanha (University of Birmingham)



IPCITI 2014 welcomes abstracts for paper and poster presentations:

  • Papers are allotted 20-minute slots to be followed by 10 minutes of discussion (total 30 minutes each presenter).
  • Poster presenters will be required to explain their research in a more informal setting to small groups during our dedicated poster session.

Both paper and poster abstracts should be submitted in English and should not exceed 300 words.

Abstracts should include:

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

Please submit your abstract to:



Abstract submission deadline: Friday 30 May 2014

Notification of acceptance: Friday 4 July 2014

Registration deadline: Friday 26 September 2014


Information and Contact Details

Enquiries concerning the conference should be directed to:

Information on the University of Manchester:

General information on Manchester can be found at:

Further information concerning accommodation and directions to the conference venue will be available shortly at:



To register for this conference and purchase the optional conference dinner, please click here and follow the registration steps.

    • Conference Registration Fee - £65.00 
    • Conference Dinner (optional), Thursday 30th October - £25.00

Conference Dinner - Best of British!

chophouse logo The conference dinner is being held in Manchester's renowned Mr. Thomas's Chop House situated in a Victorian Grade II Listed building. Dinner will include a set two course traditional English menu (with a vegetarian option) and a drink (glass of wine, beer or soft drink). 

Please note - The conference refund policy falls in line with the School of Arts, Language and Cultures standard terms and conditions for conference and events bookings. For details please click here




There is a range of accommodation in Manchester to suit a variety of needs and budgets. Early booking is recommended. Here are some suggestions that aren't too far from the venue:


Price £


Distance from venue


Travelodge Manchester


Standard Double Room £47

227 Upper Brook Street, Manchester M13 0HB

9  min walk


Atrium by Bridge Street Apartments


Studio Apartment Double Room £28

74 Princess St, Manchester M1 6JD

16 min walk


Verdene Guest House


En-Suite Single Room £45

454, Moss Lane East, Manchester M14 4PW

9 min walk



Hotel Ibis Manchester


Standard Double Room £52

96 Portland St, Manchester M1 4GX

16 min walk


Days Hotel Manchester City


Classic Double Room £75


Weston Building Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB

30 min bus ride


Holiday Inn Express


Standard Room £83


2, Oxford Road, Manchester M1 5QA


8 min walk


Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa


Standard Double Room £95


91 London Rd, Manchester M1 2PG


30 min bus ride



For more information on hotels in Manchester you can browse the following websites.


IPCITI 2014 is pleased to be able to offer two scholarships of a value of up to £250 for two participants delivering either a poster or paper presentation at this year’s conference. The scholarship is intended to cover travel, accommodation and/or participation costs, of up to this sum.

The criteria for the allocation of the two scholarships for IPCITI 2014 are as follows:

 - The applicant must have had her/ his paper or poster abstract for IPCITI 2014 accepted.

- The applicant must provide a 200 word motivation statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the scholarship.

- The candidate must provide evidence that she/he does NOT have funding from her/his home institution to attend IPCITI 2014.* 

*Evidence of the candidate not being funded by his/her academic institution must be submitted in the form of an OFFICIAL LETTER on the institution’s headed paper and signed by the relevant staff member (e.g. Research Secretary or Doctoral Supervisor) stating that the candidate is self-funded for IPCITI 2014). A scanned copy of the letter (e.g. in PDF form) sent as an email attachment will be acceptable. 


Candidates from IPCITI partner universities (i.e. Heriot-Watt University, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester and Dublin City University) are ineligible to apply.   

The requisite information should be sent to by Friday 1 August 2014. 

Upon receipt of all applications by this deadline the IPCITI 2014 Organising Committee will meet to decide upon the allocation of the scholarships taking into consideration both the applicant’s motivation letter as well as their previously submitted abstract.