Register Now for ‘Translation in and of the World’ Conference in Qatar

From the mailbag:

The third annual Translation Conference, organized by the Translation and Interpreting Institute, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, and the British Council, is set to [begin] on April 29, 2012 at the Student Center in Education City [Doha, Qatar]. The conference, running for three days under the theme “Translation in and of the World,” has expanded since previous years to offer a range of literary and non-literary workshops that will cover a number of topics related to translation. Registration is now open online and will close on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at noon, Doha time.

The keynote speeches will be delivered by world renowned scholars-Mona Baker, Daniel Hahn and Vicente Rafael- who will be moderated by best-selling author, Ahdaf Soueif. During mornings and afternoons workshop topics will include Literary Translation, Media Translation, Business/Commercial Translation, as well as Audiovisual translation. Translators who have a keen interest in literary translation are encouraged to apply for the morning literary translation workshops, led by British Centre for Literary Translation, which will run continuously for the duration of the conference. There will be a limited number of slots which will give accepted participants the opportunity to work directly with internationally renowned authors and delve into the intricacies of literary translation. The application form is downloadable from the translation web page.

…For more information about the Translation Conference and for workshop registration details, please visit

For additional information, you may contact the Translation Conference Team at the following email:

According to the website, authors B.R. Collins, Jabbour al-Douaihey and Selma Dabbagh also will be on tap.