Centre for Translation Studies
Research in Translation Studies at UCL is carried out in a vibrant environment and our Group is home to over 25 PhD students conducting doctoral research in areas such as scientific translation, audiovisual translation, accessibility to the media, and translation technology.
Prospective research students can find out more on the Research Degrees and PhDs page.
The Group nurtures a subject-specific research culture by scheduling 10-12 research seminars per year, inviting guest speakers from the UK and abroad, welcoming academic visitors who wish to spend periods of research at UCL, and organising seminars, colloquia and conferences at Imperial and other venues. Members of staff are part of the steering committee of the biannual Languages and the Media and we co-organised the international conference Media for All 3 in 2009. In June 2011, we organised the international conference Audiovisual Translation: Taking Stock.
We are currently partners of ClipFlair, a European-funded project for foreign language learning through interactive revoicing and captioning of clips, which will run from 2011 until 2014.
Research carried out by members of the Group has appeared in volumes brought out by major book publishers and in international refereed journals. Publications by Translation Group staff constitute standard references in the field and include New Insights into Audiovisual Translation and Media Accessibility, New Trends in Audiovisual Translation, Audiovisual Translation: Language Transfer on Screen, The Didactics of Audiovisual Translation, Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling, Media for All: Subtitling for the Deaf, Audio Description, and Sign Language, as well as the translation of books like György Ligeti: Style, Ideas, Poetics.
Members of the group have taken part as PhD external examiners at universities in Alicante, Autònoma de Barcelona, Aveiro, Basque Country Vitoria, Granada, Jaume I Castelló, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Manchester, Oviedo, Pompeu Fabra, Salamanca, Salford, Surrey, Swansea, Valencia, Valladolid, Warwick, and Zaragoza.
Staff in Translation are members of the editorial and advisory boards of journals such as Dialogía, EntreCulturas, International Journal of Media & Translation Studies, The Interpreter and Translator Trainer, The Journal of Specialised Translation, Linguistica Antverpiensia New Series, Meta, Miscelánea, MonTI - Monografías de Traducción e Interpretación, Perspectives: Studies in Translatology, Puen tes, Sendebar and TRANS. Dr Díaz-Cintas is also the series editor of New Trends in Translation Studies