Text: 7th IATIS Conference. The cultural Ecology of Translation. Carcelona, 14-17 September 2021

7th IATIS ConferenceTHE CULTURAL ECOLOGY OF TRANSLATIONBarcelona, 14 – 17 September 2021 The upcoming IATIS conference–to be held in a hybrid on-ground/virtual format–will commence later this month. Featuring keynote presentations and an array of thematic panels, the conference is jam-packed with fantastic presentations from researchers from throughout the world. On-siteContinue Reading

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Join me online at the Symposium for Research, Scholarship, and Creativity at Madonna University on April 21, 2021 (use QR code above or link below).My presentation is available here at any time: Abstract After more than a year adapting on-ground teaching to an online environment, reports of camera fatigue, anxiety,Continue Reading

I’m looking forward to presenting at the seventh conference of the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS) in September, 2021. The conference will be conducted in a hybrid format — online world-wide and in-person, in Barcelona. On-site registration will be limited to 100 participants. As part of aContinue Reading

Caucasian male in the midst of signing in British Sign Language. A name take hangs from his shirt: 'Robert Skinner'. A title laying over the photo reads 'Proximity Interpreting'

Researcher and interpreter Robert Skinner, PhD has advanced the understanding of video-mediated interpreting in encounters with law enforcement via his doctoral research in Scotland. His dissertation is available online, alongside Skinner’s award winning poster presentations summarizing his findings. See Skinner’s post on his blog Proximity Interpreting. Danny McDougallDanny McDougall, PhD,Continue Reading

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On December 2nd, it was my pleasure to defend my PhD dissertation in a viva at Heriot-Watt University. Well, due to the travel restrictions related to COVID, the viva didn’t take place in Edinburgh—as would typically be the case. Instead, it was conducted over Zoom. Two examiners reviewed my dissertationContinue Reading

I was honored to have been invited to present the inaugural student-lead research seminar at the Centre for Translation & Interpreting Studies in Scotland. The seminar structure features a current PhD student, joined by one of their dissertation supervisors and one other invited researcher (chosen by the student). I wasContinue Reading

TerpTheatre founder, Danny McDougall, is heading to Edinburgh, Scotland to present at Critical Link 8—a conference bringing together interpreters and translators in spoken and signed languages. Established in Canada in 1992, Critical Link International is committed to the advancement of interpretation in social, legal, and healthcare settings. “Held every threeContinue Reading

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[Scroll down for video.] New Zealand is a wonderful place — it is visually stunning, and everyone I’ve met has been very warm and welcoming. Whilst in town for a conference hosted by the Sign Language Interpreters Association of New Zealand, I stayed in a hotel next to the famedContinue Reading

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Since arriving in Melbourne, there hasn’t been much time for me to simply be a tourist. Finally, I had a few hours on a Saturday to explore the city. It is an impossible task to explore this wonderful city in such a brief time – there’s just so much to seeContinue Reading

My first week in Australia is all about adjusting. The 14 hour time difference is a big part of that – but, I’m also meeting new people, being exposed to a new sign language, and enjoying the differences in every-day things that I’ve come to overlook at home. When IContinue Reading