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The Migration, Identity, and Translation Network

The Migration, Identity, and Translation Network (MITN) is a project supported by the Monash-Warwick Alliance. MITN is designed to act as a hub for researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners interested in any or all of our overlapping thematic areas.

The Network was launched officially in August 2015 at 'Translating Pain: An International Forum on Language, Text, and Suffering', hosted by Monash University.

If you have any questions about the Network, please contact Project Officer
Gavin Schwartz-Leeper
g.e.schwartz-leeper@warwick.ac.uk.

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NEWS

One-day Workshop: Discourses of Migration- 7 September 2017, Organised by the Warwick MITN and Connecting Cultures GRP This one-day workshop aims to bring together a number of scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplines so as to commonly discuss the specific challenges posed by migration in the present and possible avenues for conflict resolution. The following themes are of particular interest: Representation and / of migration and ‘the migrant’
· Exilic consciousness
· Memory, Conflict, and Migration
· Intra-European and inter-continental migrations
· Languages and Diasporas
· Space, time and movement
· Rights and Justice in a global world
· Labour market and integration dynamics
· Border zones
· Translation and Transgression
· Migration as trauma
· Cultural legacies of migration
· Refugee policy and community practice For more information, see here.

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The 3-day MITN summer school, Representations of Identities in Contemporary Societies held in Forli, Italy on the 12-14th of July was completed successfully! It brought together MITN members from Warwick, Bologna and Monash Universities, as well as PhD students and scholars from other universities who had the chance to attend talks and take part in workshops led by renowned scholars from Italy, the UK, Australia and the US. Talks focused on the themes of identity, migration and translation in contemporary society as well as workshops on publication and PhD career paths for PhD students and early career researchers. Along with MITN's history and research clusters and activity, we spent some time to discuss the future of our network to promote its sustainable development. Among future perspectives, the possibility of publishing a volume with papers by MITN members emerged as significant.

MITN presents its first 3 days workshop:
Representations of Identities in Contemporary Societies,
12-14 July 2017
Teaching Hub, Viale F. Corridoni,
Host Institution: Department of Interpreting and Translation, Universtiy of Bologna, Forlì Campus, Italy
Partner Institutions: Monash University, Australia Warwick University, United Kingdom Registration OPEN NOW HERE

In the context of iMean5 conferencce in UWE, Bristol (6-8th of April 2017) 8 MITN members presented their projects, while the 'Identity and Workplace Communication' MITN cluster members held a panel on 'Exploring multidisciplinarity in workplace studies'. The panel presentations brought together perspectives of professional communication fields, and was followed by a round table discussion facilitated by Jo Angouri and Meredith Marra and a publishing workshop by Multilingual Matters.


News

Upcoming events:

MITN Panel: 'Practicing multidisciplinarity in workplace studies'

In the context of the i-mean 5 Conference in Bristol (6-8 April, 2017), the 'Identity and Workplace Communication' MITN cluster is organising a panel which aims to bring together studies addressing professional communication from different angles to problematize the crossing of disciplinary boundaries, affordances and possible challenges.

We specifically aim to address the following questions:

-What we understand as multidisciplinarity?
-What disciplines do workplace scholars typically draw upon?
-How open is the academy to new approaches and methods?
-Is multidisciplinarity possible?

The panel consists of 6/7 papers addressing the topic followed by a round table discussion.

iMean 5 Conference, UWE Bristol, 6- 8 April 2017 (with pre-conference Workshops on 5 April)

Abstract submission deadline: Now closed.

Theme: Language and Change

Papers are invited for the iMean5 conference to be held at the University of the West of England, Bristol, 6- 8 April 2017

The fifth iMean conference maintains its traditional focus on meaning in social interaction, with a thematic orientation to Language and Change. We will be considering changes at the linguistic level but also how changes at a societal level affect linguistic usage and our conceptions and analysis of it. Our increasingly interconnected and fast-moving world has led to an upsurge in mobility and to the possibility of greater variation and change in language use. The linguistically diverse nature of contemporary societies has implications for social justice, with potentially differential access to the public sphere. Different contexts of use and new media may also bring new styles and manners of expression. As society changes, so must our conceptual and epistemological models and old questions and concepts require new approaches and angles.

The conference welcomes papers which focus on Language and Change, on norms and/or shifts in language usage and, more generally, on theoretical and methodological developments in research on sociopragmatics.

Website: iMean Conferences Website


MITN is proud to be a partner supporting the upcoming 7th Asian Translation Traditions Conference titled 'Shifting Powers: The Ethics of Translation in a Transforming Asia'. Hosted by Monash University Malaysia Campus on 26-29th September 2016. Registration now open.

6th POSTGRADUATE MITN WORKSHOP

'Working with interviews: discourse analysis & coding':

The workshop will cover an overview of the questions you need to be aware of when analysing interviews (such as issues related to transcription, types of analysis) and will present coding (including types of software, bottom-up and top-down approaches, grounded theory) as a tool to be used in combination with any chosen method. In the hands-on section of the workshop participants will work in groups on a supplied fragment of interview data, trying to apply coding methods and develop a possible approach to analysis.

Date:15/6/2017

Time: 8-10am (Warwick)/ 9-11am (Bologna)/ 5-7pm (Monash)

Venue: Ramphal builiding, room 0.12 (Warwick)

RSVP: c.efthymiadou@warwick.ac.uk or lola.l.sundin@monash.edu or gaia.aragrande@studio.unibo.it

4th Postgraduate MITN Workshop

The events will be conducted through videoconferencing systems to allow participants at Monash, at Warwick and at Bologna to meet each other, share short presentations on their research interests and current work, and to participate in a virtual masterclass led by Professor Cathia Jenainati. The masterclass will include a talk titled: A journey towards developing a critical reading of “Women of the Arab world”. The masterclass will be tailored to the research of the participants and there will be also time for discussion.

Date: Thursday, 1st December

Time: 8-10am (Warwick)/ 9-11am (Bologna)/ 7-9pm (Monash)

Vanue: Ramphal builiding, room 0.12 (Warwick)

RSVP: c.efthymiadou@warwick.ac.uk or lola.l.sundin@monash.edu or beatrice.spallaccia@unibo.it

Postgraduate and ECR Research

Congratulations to those PG/ECRs who have been granted funding by the Monash-Warwick Alliance to puruse a research project on Collaborative Translation! More details in the latest newsletter, available via the PG/ECR page.

In early June, both clusters of the PG/ECR cohort successfully held reading group events using video conferencing technology at Warwick and Monash universities. There was much productive discussion that will be continued in the second half of the year.

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