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Pre-congress PhD course - 14 Sept 2016

Translation Studies: Bringing Together Theory, Methods, and Data

One day prior to the EST Congress, on 14 September 2016, the Department of Business Communication will host a PhD course entitled Translation Studies: Bringing Together Theory, Methods and Data. We have invited the keynote speakers of the EST Congress, Sandra Hale, Sharon O’Brien and Andrew Chesterman, as discussants to the PhD course. Each invited speaker will make a presentation on a topic of their choice related to their research expertise and interests and to the course topics. The focus of the presentations will be on how to integrate theory, methods, and data in a research project. In line with the conference scheme, interaction and discussions between PhD students and speakers will be highly valued. 

Abstract submission
The PhD course focuses on problems PhD students might encounter in theory, method, or data areas of their PhD projects - or at the interface between the three areas. We invited PhD students to submit an abstract of max. 400 words in which they described a challenge or question in their project related to one or more of the afore-mentioned topic areas. The deadline for the abstract was 15 April 2016 and submission has now closed.

After acceptance
Students were notified by 15 May whether or not they were accepted for the course. After acceptance, PhD students are required to read and prepare material suggested by the speakers. In addition, students are required to submit an extended abstract of max. 1,500 words which further specifies the issue from their PhD projects they would like to discuss during the course. The deadline for these extended abstracts was 1 July 2016 and submission has now closed. 

During the PhD course
The participating PhD students will be asked to share their challenge or question. The speakers and the organizers of the PhD course will prepare points of discussion from and feedback on students’ extended abstracts. Similar and controversial issues evolving from the abstracts are grouped into topics and discussed in plenum during the PhD course. 


PhD course date: 14 September 2016 (9am - 5pm)

Aarhus University
Department of Business Communication
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C
Building 1483, room 556
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Participants: Maximum 15 participants

Organisers: Jan Engberg, Carmen Heine

Invited speakers: Sandra Hale, Sharon O’Brien and Andrew Chesterman

Credits: 2 ECTS

Preparation: The course credit is 2 ECTS, which means that participants should expect to invest around 60 hours in the course, including preparation time (prepare course readings, write extended abstracts and read other students’ abstracts) and the course itself. A course certificate can be obtained at the end of the course, granted satisfactory participation.

Readings: A list of required readings will be distributed before the course via Dropbox.

Cost: 100 Euro

Registration: Deadline for registration was 1 July. Registration has now closed.

Remember, EST members can apply for the EST Summer School Scholarship.