International Research School for Media Translation and Digital Culture

26 June – 9 July 2023

The 3nd International Research School for Media Translation and Digital Culture, organized by the Baker Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies at Shanghai International Studies University, will take place from 26 June to 9 July 2023.

The School aims to foster an open and wide-ranging take on media translation and digital culture, and to highlight the significance of both for and beyond translation studies. It encourages cross-fertilization between the two disciplinary sub-fields and addresses the new theoretical and methodological tools that translation scholars need in order to understand the strategic and catalyzing role played by translation in relation to a number of issues, including the following:

  • Reconfiguring the ecology of networked media – from mainstream news organizations to citizen journalism outlets; from printed written articles to multimodal assemblages; from professional reportage to amateur coverage of conflicts and natural disasters;
  • (Re)producing shifting public discourses about cosmopolitanism, gender, nation, expertise, fandom or activism – among other core issues;
  • Developing more collaborative, participatory and deliberative processes of community formation, both online and on the ground;
  • Enabling disciplinary discourses and developments in the fields of multimodality, media sociology, cultural studies, journalism, globalization studies and critical theories of communication technology.

Like the highly successful 2021 edition, the 2023 edition will be run in virtual mode, using an advanced e-learning environment provided by SISU. This allows for the full range of activities normally included in the face-to-face delivery mode to be provided virtually, including teamwork and tutorials.

The featured theme for the third edition of the School is Translation and Sustainability in Media & Digital Culture.

More information on the 2023 School’s programme and registration can be accessed here.

Teaching staff delivering the 2023 edition of the School will include Luis Pérez-González, Mona Baker, Jonathan Evans, Henry Jones, Kyung Hye Kim and Neil Sadler.

Registration will open in March 2023.

Please circulate this information among doctoral students and early career researchers with relevant research interests.