SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Workshop: Translation Workshop in Japanese Studies 2010

The speakers are listed in the programme

Date: 17 July 2010Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 23 July 2010Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4421

Type of Event: Workshop

This translation workshop invites participants to engage in an intensive process of critiquing and revising their English translation of an assigned Japanese-language scholarly article. The goal is to aide participants in developing advanced skills particular to translating scholarly work. This is achieved through the process of producing a translated academic article from first draft to final publication. Work takes place under the guidance of members of the Japanese Studies faculty from the social sciences and humanities. Amongst other activities, the workshop includes:

  • Roundtable discussions of general difficulties in translation.
  • Small group discussions based on topics ranging from broad disciplinary distinctions, to particular translations.
  • One-on-one sessions between students and faculty members.

Participants receive a modest bursary, accommodation, and round trip transport from the EU/UK, Japan and the United States.

2010 Workshop Participants
Polly BartonSOAS
Lynsey ClarkUniversity of Leeds
Rebekah ClementsUniversity of Cambridge
Mick DeneckereUniversity of Cambridge
Iztok IlcUniversity of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Joanna LingwoodFreelance Translator, UK
Joseph LumleyNewcastle University
Ruselle MeadeUniversity of Manchester
Kyoung-Hee ParkLeiden University, The Netherlands
Galia PetkovaNational Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Bulgaria
Asa YonedaSOAS
2010 Workshop Faculty
Dr Duncan Adams  SOAS
Dr Stephen Dodd  SOAS
Dr Mika KizuSOAS
Dr Christopher Gerteis  SOAS
Dr Angus Lockyer  SOAS
Dr Sarah TeasleyRoyal College of Art

Dr Christopher Gerteis,


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Sponsor: Nippon Foundation