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German-English Translation Workshop and Panel


2–3 May 2019

Organisers: Frankfurt Book Fair, Geisteswissenschaften International Frankfurt, German Historical Institute London, Goethe-Institut London, New Books in German
Moderator: Dr Ruth Martin
Venue: German Historical Institute London


Are you a German to English translator who would like to find out more about the world of academic publishing? Or do you already translate books, articles, essays or other texts in the humanities and would like to improve your translation skills? If so, you are invited to participate in a workshop organised by the Frankfurt Book Fair, Geisteswissenschaften International Frankfurt, the German Historical Institute London, the Goethe-Institut London and New Books in German.

The GINT Translab workshop will offer translators, both experienced and who are at an early stage of their career, the opportunity to find out more about academic translation and to hone their translation skills in this specialist area. A two-day workshop will invite participants to work on their own pre-submitted translations in a small group, led by German to English translator and lecturer Dr Ruth Martin. This will be followed by the chance to meet academic publishers and find out more about academic translation, available resources and the author-translator relationship, including a discussion panel with researchers from the German Historical Institute London.

Those participating will be asked to present their own translations and discuss the challenges they have encountered in detail with fellow translators. The workshop provides an opportunity to spend some dedicated time working in a structured group setting on texts which will be circulated in advance, allowing translators to receive feedback from and exchange experiences and ideas with those working in similar areas. The workshop will also offer networking opportunities, with a chance to talk to editors from well-known British publishing houses and input from experienced, published researchers at the GHI London.


Call for applications (PDF file)