Information in English



University of Turku 13–14 April 2018

The KäTu symposia are intended to offer the researchers, teachers and practitioners of translation and interpreting a forum where they can discuss the diverse phenomena of the field, their on-going research projects, and the state and development of translation studies in general. One particular focus is on PhD students, to whom the symposia offer a chance to present their work and receive feedback at different stages of its development. Each symposium is organised in turn by a Finnish university offering training for translators and interpreters together with the Teachers’ and Researchers’ Section of the Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters (SKTL). The symposium of 2018 is organised at the University of Turku.

The theme of the 2018 KäTu Symposium is The Price of Translation. With this theme, we wish to raise discussion on the price of translation and interpreting both in its concrete and abstract sense. The speakers of the 2018 plenary presentations are Associate Professor Joss Moorkens (Dublin City University) and Professor Outi Paloposki (University of Turku). The provisional title of Moorkens’ lecture is Translation in times of austerity, whilst Paloposki’s is entitled Arvo, korvaus ja hinta. Miten kääntämisestä on Suomessa palkittu? Mikä on kääntämisen hinta? (“Value, remuneration and price. How has translation work been rewarded in Finland?  What is the price of translation?”). In addition to the plenary lectures, the programme will consist of presentations in parallel sessions (20 + 10 minutes), workshops and poster presentations.

The first circular and call for papers has been published in October 2017.

The second circular, containing information on registration, fees, accommodation, and other practical matters, will be published in December 2017.

Kindly use the email address katu2018[at] for all correspondence about the symposium.