Call for Participants: African Translation and Interpreting Studies Writing Workshop, 5-7 September. Stellenbosch, South Africa

by Kristina Riedel | May 02, 2019
Call for Participants: African Translation and Interpreting Studies Writing Workshop, 5-7 September. Stellenbosch, South Africa

This workshop seeks to understand the context in which African academics work, and support their writing skills. It brings together approximately 20 African Early Career Researchers, international scholars and internationally renowned journal editors in translation and interpreting studies (TIS).

This coordinated effort between Aston University (UK), the University of the Free State (South Africa), and the Association for Translation Studies in Africa and supported by the British Academy builds on existing networks to empower young African scholars to develop publications for international journals, prepare competitive funding bids, build international networks, and liaise with senior academics and editors in translation and interpreting studies (TIS).

Deadline: 20 May 2019


  • Create an engaging space where African ECRs interact with African, UK and international scholars and editors so that they can learn from each other and about TIS publishing and funding
  • Provide specific training on the drafting of manuscripts and proposals to be submitted to international journals and funding bodies
  • Put in place a mentoring system pairing African ECRs with journal editors to facilitate the ECRs’ submissions to impact factor journals

Successful applicants will be invited to

  • Attend a three-day writing workshop in Stellenbosch from on 5-7 September 2019, right before the tri-annual Congress of the European Society for Translation Studies (EST) organised by the University of Stellenbosch (9-13 September).
  • Receive additional mentoring from September until December 2019 to support the submission of an article to an international, peer-reviewed journal

Attendance to the workshop is free and meals and refreshments will be provided during the workshop for all participants.

Participants are highly encouraged to also attend the 9th Congress of the European Society for Translation Studies which will be hosted in South Africa, at Stellenbosch University, from 9 to 13 September 2019.

Participants must be African Early Career Researchers working in translation and interpreting studies. They will usually be working towards a PhD or should have defended their PhD in recent years. Participants should have original research in translation and interpreting studies that they hope to submit for publication to an international journal by the December 2019.


To apply, applicants should complete this form by 20 May 2019. The form includes a statement in which applicants should explain how they will benefit from the workshop. Applicants should also attach a short curriculum vitae (2 pages).

Selected participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire about the challenges they face in submitting publications to international journals and writing research grant applications as well as to identify areas where they feel they need more support to progress in their own careers. Additionally, they will be encouraged to prepare outlines or drafts prior to the workshop. These drafts will be used for the hands-on writing sessions.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr David Orrego-Carmona at d.orrego-

For full details about the instructors visit the workshop website:


T: +27 51 401 2240 or

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Neliswa Emeni-Tientcheu: +27 51 401 2536
Phyllis Masilo: +27 51 401 9683

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