of English and American
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:
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
issues in various modalities of interpreting
● language industry perspective: quality standardization
● translation technology and quality assurance
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).
Department of English and American Studies
Křížkovského 10, Olomouc 771 80
Tel: +420 585 633 117
Mob. +420 777 863 258
We can offer accommodation for a reduced price at the university dormitories. Single rooms (1 bed) and shared rooms (2 beds) are available. The prices range from 10 to 25 EUR per night. Capacities are limited, accommodation can be guaranteed only for early registrations. If interested, please fill in the appropriate part of the registration form.
|(1) Hotel U Dómu||***||from 50 EUR|
|(2) Penzion Angelus||***||from 52 EUR|
|(3) Penzion Na Hradě||***||from 58 EUR|
|(4) Hotel Arigone||***||from 83 EUR|
|(5) Hotel Alley||****||from 73 EUR|
|(6) Hotel NH Olomouc Congress||****||From 111 EUR|
|(7) Poet's Corner Hostel||hostel||from 15 EUR|
About the City of Olomouc:
Olomouc is the capital of the region of Central Moravia and belongs to the oldest cities of the Czech Republic. The region is distinguished for its agriculture, industry and beautiful countryside, as well as its historical and cultural traditions. The city dates back to the ninth century, when it was a power centre of the Great Moravian Kingdom, the oldest Slavonic state. Today Olomouc has above 100,000 inhabitants and its long history makes it one of the most beautiful cities of the Czech Republic, mainly due to its well preserved historical inner city (after Prague, second largest in the Czech Republic). More...
About Palacký University:
University in Olomouc is the second oldest university
Czech Republic and one of the oldest in Central Europe. Drawing on more
than 400-year tradition of higher education it is nowadays a renowned
centre for teaching and research. University attracts students from
other European and overseas countries. With more than 23,000 students
on eight faculties, it provides quality education and excellent
background for research in the wide range of academic disciplines.