Vulnerabilities: Translation, Migration, and Rights

A talk by Dr Federico Federici (UCL), organised by the Centre for Translation Studies (LCS) and supported by the Leeds Humanities Research Institute

Research at the interface of Translation and Migration is worryingly scant, and that is despite unceasing humanitarian crises of unprecedented size and scope taking place within the current socio-economic predicament. This talk is a unique opportunity for researchers from different academic backgrounds to come together and discuss the crucial yet underestimated role played by language in situations of crisis and conflict.

Event schedule:
- Welcome and speaker introduction - 12-12:10

- Invited talk - 12:10-12:50 

- Q&A and closing remarks - 12:50 - 13:05

- Lunch 13:05 - 14:00 

About the Speaker
Dr Federico Federici is a Reader in Translation Studies at the Centre for Translation Studies, University College London, UK. Previously, he founded and directed the EMT MA in Translation Studies at Durham University, UK (2008-2014), where he also founded and directed the Centre for Intercultural Mediation. Federico’s current research focuses on online translated news in the Italian settings and on the study of translation and translators' role in crises. Federico is member of the EU-funded INTERACT Crisis Translation Network (2017-2020) led by Sharon O’Brien with whom he is developing cross-disciplinary projects in the area of Crisis Translation.

Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
To register your interest in attending this event, or for further information please email Valentina Ragni

Location details 

Blenheim Terrace, Seminar Room 2 (G. 04)