Department of English and American Studies
Translation and Interpreting Section
Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic

is pleased to invite you to the

Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc 2014

"Interchange between Languages and Cultures: The Quest for Quality"

September 19–20, 2014

In the previous two years (see TIFO 2012 and TIFO 2011) the Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc established itself as an open platform which is not limited only to an academic exchange within translation and interpreting studies research but embraces discussion with all players in the field of trans-language and trans-culture communication.

The 2014 conference theme "Interchange between Languages and Cultures: The Quest for Quality" brings into focus the issue of translation/interpreting quality. The featured invited speakers for TIFO 2014 are Mona Baker (University of Manchester, UK) and Juliane House (University of Hamburg, Germany). Conference sections are suggested as follows:

● models and approaches to translation/interpreting quality assessment
● T & I classroom perspective: giving quality assessment and feedback
● literary translation criticism
● quality issues in audiovisual and media translation
● quality issues in various modalities of interpreting
● language industry perspective: quality standardization
● translation technology and quality assurance

We welcome BOTH papers presenting results of academic research AND contributions by professionals in the field. Invitation to participate is extended to all parties concerned: academics (teachers and students), professional translators and interpreters, trade organisations and professional institutions, publishing houses, agencies providing language services, "in-house" language departments of transnational corporations, companies developing support tools and technology, et cetera.

The list of speakers has been closed (detailed programme here).
Selected papers are to be published in a peer-reviewed thematic volume of Olomouc Modern Language Series. The series volumes (see OMLS Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, OMLM Vol. 4) are submitted to Thomson Reuters Web of Science for inclusion in the WoS™ Core Collection Citation Index database.


The detailed programme can be downloaded here.

For participants arriving on Thursday there will be an evening guided tour around Olomouc historical inner city and a welcome drink. Meeting point for the guided tour is at the St. Wenceslas Cathedral (see on Google Maps) at 6:00 pm. The welcome drink begins 7:30 pm at the restaurant U Červeného volka (see on Google Maps).

The first day of conference will take place at Palacky University, Faculty of Education, Žižkovo náměstí 5, Olomouc (see on Google Maps).
The social evening and the second day of conference
will take place at Palacky University, Faculty of Science, 17. listopadu 12, Olomouc (400m from the first venue, see on Google Maps).
The registration has ended.

Organising Committee:
Jitka Zehnalová
Pavel Král
Ondřej Molnár
Lada Rybníčková