The Institute of Applied Linguistics and Translatology traditionally holds two big international conferences where scholars from all over Germany and the world gather to foster international exchange.
Leipziger Internationale Konferenz zu Grundfragen der Übersetzungswissenschaft (LICTRA)
Leipzig International Conference on Translation and Interpretation Studies (LICTRA)
LICTRA and its predecessor conferences have been taking place at the University of Leipzig since 1965. The conferences are an indicator and catalyzer for translatological research and aim to expand horizons and provoke thought.
LICTRA is also a forum for young researchers working in Germany as well as abroad. The conference does not only offer an overview of state-of-the-art research, but also an opportunity to appear on an international stage, establish valuable personal contacts, and find ideas as well as partners for research projects.
In March 2017, the tenth International Conference on Translation and Interpretation Studies was held.
The focus was on translatology in the age of “Industry 4.0” or “Internet 4.0”, as the application of internet technologies for communication between humans, machines, and products is called. Participants analyzed important current issues and discussed “classic” questions in the light of new dynamics and in the light of the effects technological developments are having on translation itself as well as on the continuously changing and expanding opportunities for translation research.
The conference proceedings are available in Englisch and German:
Translation Research – International Synergies
Proceedings of 2010
Proceedings of 2007
Proceedings of 2004