Founded in Vienna in 1992, the Society now has members in more than 46 countries. It functions as a network for research, a forum for exchange, and a center for research resources.
Its aims and activities, as stated in its Constitution, are
- to promote and raise the profile of research in the field of Translation Studies (TS), understood here in its broad sense of mediation practices in oral, written and other modalities (including but not limited to written translation, interpreting, localization, adaptation)
- to encourage the exchange of information and ideas about TS through its website, mailings, Newsletter, social media, meetings etc.
- to promote further education for teachers of translation and interpreting
- to offer advice on the training of translators and interpreters
- to facilitate contacts between T&I practitioners and relevant academic institutions
The EST is an international network of translation and interpreting scholars.
The EST organizes TS congresses every 3 years.
The EST rewards Young TS scholars through its Young Scholar Prize.
The EST supports graduate students through its Summer School Scholarship.
The EST encourages the dissemination of knowledge about TS with its Translation Prize.
The EST issues regular updates about conferences on its website, open CfPs in its email digest and news about hot topics, emerging voices and publications in TS in its bi-annual Newsletter.
The EST proudly supports the International Doctorate in Translation Studies (ID-TS).