What ARTIS can offer

plensa4ARTIS seeks to address primarily the training requirements of doctoral students, postdoctoral and early career researchers, as well as both junior and experienced teaching staff who wish to develop or refresh their research skills.

ARTIS hold three different kind of events:

ARTIS-led events – These are focused events of 1-2 days long, held at the institutions where ARTIS Steering Committee members are based.

ARTIS International Research School – A 6-day long intensive training event held bi-annually at the Baker Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Collaborative ARTIS events – For sample events, click here

These collaborative events are not conferences. They are focused, research training events that follow a flexible but explicit structure. A research-oriented theme must be declared and used as the basis for building theoretical and methodological training into the design of the event.

Collaborative ARTIS events are not intended for large audiences. Average attendance for most sessions (with the exception of sessions open to the public or to the host institution’s postgraduate student body) ranges between 25 and 50 maximum.

ARTIS envisages being involved in up to two collaborative events per year. These events could be held anywhere in the world. Each event should be self-financing, and all events should be open to participants from more than one institution.

ARTIS invites proposals for collaborative events in accordance with these principles. Following a successful proposal, a collaborative agreement between ARTIS and the relevant institution is set up. ARTIS undertakes to help design an appropriate programme or syllabus and to contact suitable Associates, who could be invited by the host institution to deliver training locally.

The current Call for Papers for Collaborative ARTIS events can be accessed here.

Potential Components of the Events

Once a theme has been identified, the following broadly conceived components may be adopted or adapted in planning the event, in consultation with the ARTIS Steering Committee:

  • One or more presentations on the theoretical debates relating to the selected theme, including debates relating to the core concepts. For instance, for a theme such as Translation and Community, there may be a session on different conceptions of ‘community’, and one on Etienne Wenger’s theory of ‘Communities of Practice’ and its application in translation and interpreting studies.
  • One or more presentations on research methods that have been or may be adopted in the study of communities of translators/interpreters and/or the study of translation/interpreting in community settings.
  • A workshop on publishing research articles or applying for grants.
  • Interactive modes of discussion and knowledge production – round tables and panels, workshops with group tasks, discussion groups based on pre-reading, certain kinds of poster session, etc.
  • Presentations by doctoral and early career scholars, and/or one-to-one or group tutorials led by ARTIS staff towards the end of the event.

Potential Themes for Collaborative ARTIS Events

Institutions interested in hosting a Collaborative ARTIS event may propose any theme of relevance to the study of translation and interpreting as a field of research. The existing expertise on the ARTIS Steering Committee and International Advisory Panel can easily provide input and feedback on the following themes, among many others (all in relation to the study of translation and interpreting specifically):

voice; positioning; identity; popular culture; music; fandom; crowdsourcing; workplace studies; institutional settings; corpus-based studies; community; museums; multimodality; audiovisual translation; science; history; historiography; oral history; lingua francae; protest movements; conflict; memory; process analysis; experimental research; digital culture; globalization; performativity…


The host institution is free to offer its own certificates of attendance for all delegates.

The host institution undertakes to collate feedback from the participants and to make it available to ARTIS to be incorporated into future events. Any recordings from the event can be uploaded on to the resources section of the ARTIS website.