Today’s post is of course dedicated to Sep 30th – International Translation Day.

Here’s a brief overview of the various events organised in celebration of ITD 2012 across Europe.

In London, several British literary organizations are hosting a special symposium to mark the occasion. The event is expected to bring together translators, students, publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and reviewers who will take part in various debates and discussions on popular issues within the sector.
The event will be held on Oct 5th as part of the Notes & Letters Festival (Oct 5th – 8th).
For more details and bookings please see the websites of Free Word Centre and Notes & Letters.

To mark ITD 2012 in Poland, several events are being organized in Cracow (Oct 1st) and Warsaw (Oct 2nd) in cooperation with the European Commission and local partners. Discussions, sector-related film screenings, a book exhibition, translation contest and many more. To find out more about the event’s programme, please visit EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) website.

In Italy, International Translation Day 2012 is marked by the 10th edition of the Literary Translation Days in Urbino, from Sep 28th  to 30th . Translators, publishers, writers and scholars will have the chance to participate in various conference events, seminars and debates analyzing the issues and horizons of the profession of literary translators. For more information please visit the organizers’ website.

International Translation Day 2012 in Austria will be marked by an event, organised by UNIVERSITAS Austria Interpreters’ and Translators’ Association. The main focus of this year’s event will be the topic of quality in translation.
The event will take place at 8 p.m. on Oct 5th, at the House of the European Union in Vienna.

“Translation as Intercultural Communication” is the theme chosen for this year’s ITD by the International Federation of Translators (FIT), who originally launched the idea of celebrating International Translation Day on the feast of St. Jerome (Sep 30th) and have actively promoted celebrations of ITD ever since it was officially established by UNESCO in 1991.

Sources:

International Translation Day in London (5 October 2012)

10th Edition of the Literary Translation Days in Urbino, Italy (28-30 September 2012)

International Translation Day in Austria will focus on quality in translation

International Translation Day by EUNIC Clusters Poland, 1-2 October

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