European Society for Translation Studies

Call for proposals to host the 8th EST Congress in 2016

We invite proposals to host the 8th EST Congress in 2016. Please send applications addressing the following aspects:

  1. How accessible is the venue, in terms of both international transport and internal transport (within a city, etc.)?
  2. What are the possibilities for accommodation? (How many hotel rooms?, University accommodation? Cost of accommodation?)
  3. How many rooms for sessions are there? What size (how many participants)? What equipment? (computers? beamers? Internet connections for visitors?)
  4. What would the draft budget be, including participants’ fees, possible sponsorship and other sources of funding?
  5. Are staff available to be on the organizing committee, the scientific committee?
  6. What are the possibilities for a social program and tourism in the area?

Candidatures may also indicate a theme for the congress, although this is optional. The purpose of the congress should be to cover as many areas of Translation Studies as possible and to promote exchanges between the various sub-areas.

To prepare a proposal, please first send an initial expression of interest (in particular outlining possible financial arrangements) to the EST General Secretary Alexandra Assis Rosa by 31 September 2012.

Selected pre-candidates will then be notified by 15 October 2012.

Full candidacies should then be presented by 31 May 2013.

The winning candidacy will be announced at our Germersheim congress on 31 August 2013.

Candidatures will be assessed by the Executive Board on the basis of the above points. The Board may request supplementary information from the candidates.

The proposal submitted for the Germersheim congress might be used as a model for the full candidacy.

A model for the planning of the budget can be downloaded here.