The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences will land soon in Vancouver
The University of British Columbia will host this year the 88th annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Congress takes place from June 1st to June 7th. It is one of the most important academic events related to the above-mentioned fields. Also, the Congress “brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners”. Their aim? “To share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow”.
The World-famous Congress of the Humanities and Social Science will be hosted at the UBC
This Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Moreover, it usually attracts more than 8,000 attendees among scholars, students, researchers, academic associations and partners. So, for a full week, they offer public lectures, workshops and public events. Last but not least, they share their research findings. As a result, “Luminaries, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and students from across Canada and abroad meet”. They also “share ideas and engage in discussions that have direct importance for Canada and the lives of Canadians.”
The Congress’s Main Theme
Even more, this year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences will revolve around the following theme: “Circles of Conversation”. Also, it “will open up much-needed space for dialogue, debate, and dissent”. Plus, it will “showcase creative critical engagements within and across disciplines”. For example, topics will be as diverse as sustainability, accessibility, global mobility, health, culture, education, etc.”. Eventually, it will emphasize the importance of engaging on art to be investigated creatively in relation with humanities and social sciences.
Translation Studies goes to the UBC Congress
Translation Studies will indeed be in the spotlight of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences from June 2nd to June 4th. During these three days, translation studies scholars belonging to the Canadian Association for Translation Studies (CATS/ACT) will debate on material cultures in translations. In other words, on how “various mediators involved in any translation activity intertwine”. Put differently, translation specialists will “reflect on the material aspects of translation and interpretation – whether the latter be defined: 1) as modes of interlingual or intersemiotic communication. 2) As cognitive processes involving an interaction with a wide range of technologies. Finally, 3) as historically, socially and culturally situated products”.
We look forward to discovering the new findings of such a promising event related to translation and interpreting studies!
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