In Search of Military Translation Cultures

Translation and Interpreting in World War II in Finland

WORKSHOP_Dec2012

WORKSHOP 2012

In Search of Military Translation Cultures: Methodological and Conceptual Challenges

Thursday, 13 December 2012,  Time: 12:30-18:30
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Room AG109 (Agora-building)

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 P R O G R A M
(a printable pdf available here)

12:30–12:45 Opening

12:45–13:30
Franziska Heimburger (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris): “The right man in the right place”? Interpreter provision for the Allied coalition during the First World War (Western Front)

13:30–14:00
Päivi Pasanen (University of Helsinki): Interpreting in Finnish POW camps

14:00–14:30
Svetlana Probirskaja (University of Helsinki): Who did what? Soviet interpreters / interrogators in military conflicts between the Soviet Union and Finland

14:30–15:00 Coffee

15:00–16:00
Michaela Wolf (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz): Methodological tools in translation studies: forever young? Potentials and limits of methodologies in shaping military translation cultures

16:00–16:30
Anne Männikko (University of Turku): Translation cultures in the correspondence between Finnish war orphans and their sponsors abroad from 1945 to 1958. – Preliminary results

16:30–16:45  Break

16:45–17:15
Anxo Fernandez Ocampo (Universidade de Vigo): Interpreters at the fingertips

17:15–17:45
Sanna Leskinen (University of Eastern Finland): Questions of interpreters’ ethnicity and nationality in wartime Finnish military forces

17:45–18:15
Pekka Kujamäki (University of Eastern Finland): Much ado about translation? On solving a jigsaw of military translation cultures

The workshop is organized by the research project In Search of Military Translation Cultures: Translation and Interpreting in World War II in Finland with Specific Reference to Finnish, German and Russian at the University of Eastern Finland.

The workshop is free for all interested. Please register at Ms Tanja Lehikoinen (etunimi.sukunimi@uef.fi) by Thursday, 5 December 2012.

Welcome to Joensuu!

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