Hong Kong Baptist University
3-6 July, 2018
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.
The 6th IATIS conference theme is “Translation and Cultural Mobility”, and contributions are welcomed in the form of panel sessions, individual papers, workshops and poster presentations. The Call for Panel and Workshop Proposals is attached below; calls for individual contributions and posters will be made in due course.
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.
l   Models of mobility in translation and intercultural studies
l   Translation and the problematics of nationalism
l   Censorship and other barriers to cultural mobility
l   Translation and the promotion of diversity, tolerance and respect for difference
l   Translation and commerce
l   Translation and colonization
l   Translation and travel
l   Translation and minorities
l   Translation between ethnic groups
l   Translation, technology and cultural mobility
l   Translation and multiculturalism
l   Translation and intercultural encounters
l   Translation, cultural mobility, and the writing of history
l   Interpreting as intervention in intercultural relations
l   Innovative practices in cultural translation
l   The ethics and politics of cultural translation
l   Translation in a multilingual society
l   The translator’s roles, identities and networks
(in alphabetical order)
l   Emek Ergun (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
l   Kristina Gustafsson (Linnaeus University)
l   Lydia Liu (Columbia University)
l   Vicente Rafael (University of Washington)
l   Naoki Sakai (Cornell University)
More information on http://www.iatis.org/index.php/item/1412-keynote-speakers
1 March 2017: Deadline for panel and workshop proposals, see http://www.iatis.org/index.php/6th-conference-hong-kong-2018/item/1413-call-for-panel-workshop-proposals
20 March 2017: Notification of acceptance of panel proposals and workshops
27 March 2017: Call for proposals (posters, papers within panels, papers for the general conference)
30 June 2017: Deadline for submitting proposals (posters, papers within panels, papers for the general conference)
31 October 2017: Notification of acceptance of proposals 


The organizers are now inviting panel and workshop proposals. These should be submitted by email to iatis2018@easychair.orgno later than 1 March, 2017. Notification of acceptance of panel and workshop proposals will be given by 20 March, 2017.
Panels are groups of papers organized around a particular theme. Panel themes should ideally be related to the overall conference theme. However, in some cases, panels may be built around their own independent themes. This applies in particular to panels that have become established through previous IATIS conferences.
Proposals for panels should take the form of one or two paragraphs (approx.  300 words) establishing the rationale for a panel, a succinct statement of the aims of the panel, and a list of specific issues that intending contributors might address.
The Call for Papers for approved panels and the general conference will be issued in late March 2017. Individual submissions of abstracts for approved panels will be made through the EasyChair conference management system (a specific paper submission link will be issued in due course), and will be assessed by the panel convenors. A list of panels from the 5th IATIS conference may be found at http://www.iatis.org/index.php/iatis-belo-horizonte-conference/itemlist/category/215-panels for reference.
Workshops take place directly preceding the main conference, and are designed to be training sessions on a topic of interest to conference attendees. They are expected to be of relevance to teaching and professional development, with a special emphasis on the learning or development of new skills. Workshops are normally scheduled to last 4 hours (breaks included).
Proposals for workshops should be around 300 words, and should provide a rationale for the workshop and a succinct statement of its aims, as well as a list of specific issues and learning activities that may be covered. A list of Workshops from the 5th IATIS conference may be found at http://www.iatis.org/images/bh2015/WORKSHOPS_INFO.pdf for reference.
IATIS 2018 Committees
(Note: surnames in capitals)
Organizing Committee

  • Robert NEATHER (Hong Kong Baptist University)


  • Gloria LEE (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • Ester LEUNG (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • Wayne LIANG (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • LIU Minhua (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • Maialen MARIN-LACARTA (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • Janice PAN (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • TAN Zaixi (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • Cynthia TSUI (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • YAU Wai Ping (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • Jessica YEUNG (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Scientific Committee

  • Robert NEATHER (Chair) (Hong Kong Baptist University)


  • Jesús BAIGORRI-JALÓN (University of Salamanca)
  • Theo HERMANS (UCL)
  • TAN Zaixi (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • YAU Wai Ping (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • Jessica YEUNG (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • ZHU Chunshen (City University of Hong Kong)