European Society for Translation Studies

EST announces its 2016 Book Purchase Grant

Translation Studies books go to Osijek, Croatia

The European Society for Translation Studies has awarded its 2016 Book Purchase Grant to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Filozofski fakultet Osijek – FFOS) Croatia.

The chair of the Book Purchase Grant Committee, Agnes Somlo, reports that a total of four very strong applications were received.

The MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies at Osijek was launched seven years ago and is still developing. It is organized jointly by the Departments of English, German, Croatian and Hungarian. “Due to severe austerity measures, only very limited opportunity existed for book purchases for the new programmes”. The PhD programme in Linguistics provides the opportunity for doctoral students to do research in Translation and Interpreting Studies, which ”resulted in an even bigger mismatch between the needs of researchers and the situation in their library.” Also many of the MA students write their theses on translation and interpreting. In all, the work done by the teaching staff concerning research and publications in TS is truly impressive, under difficult financial constraints.

This is the fourth time Osijek has applied for the grant, and their candidature has always been among the most highly evaluated.

Under the terms of this award, all book purchases made from John Benjamins benefit from a discount of 40%.

For more information see: Book purchase grant