Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, | 2018-07-03 - 2018-07-06

Theme: Translation & Cultural Mobility

The theme of “Translation and Cultural Mobility” may be understood in a broad sense to cover issues arising from the study and practice of translation in its different forms (from interpreting to film adaptation to cultural translation) and in a wide variety of contexts, including those concerning commerce, colonization, exile, emigration, travel and technology. Related thematic areas include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Models of mobility in translation and intercultural studies
  • Translation and the problematics of nationalism
  • Censorship and other barriers to cultural mobility
  • Translation and the promotion of diversity, tolerance and respect for difference
  • Translation and commerce
  • Translation and colonization
  • Translation and travel
  • Translation and minorities
  • Translation between ethnic groups
  • Translation, technology and cultural mobility
  • Translation and multiculturalism
  • Translation and intercultural encounters
  • Translation, cultural mobility, and the writing of history
  • Interpreting as intervention in intercultural relations
  • Innovative practices in cultural translation
  • The ethics and politics of cultural translation
  • Translation in a multilingual society
  • The translator’s roles, identities and networks


The International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS) is delighted to announce that its 6th conference will take place from 3-6 July, 2018 at Hong Kong Baptist University.

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