After its establishment in 2016 as a postgraduate reading group in Translation Studies, Project DaRT has kept progressing and growing through a series of diverse research and engagement activities related to its members research interests, as well as to their commitment to the students of UCC’s MA in Translation Studies. With a focus on understanding the performance of translation as a form of meaning making in the current global landscape, we have reached out to academia, industry and the general public in order to better understand how people engage with and in translation and how they relate to the idea of translatorship.
Our research and engagement activities have thus explored different contexts within academia and beyond, articulated around three main areas:
- Exploring translatorship in the professional context to inform education programmes, with the launch of our research project New World of Work, in partnership with the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), and with our research on perceptions of e-learning for professional development in Translation Studies.
- Developing an understanding of the notion of translatorship in educational and non-professional translation contexts, with activities such as our exploration of Cork City as a Translation Zone with secondary school students.
- Network-buiding around reflections on the performance of translation and the notion of translatorship, mainly through the celebration of the international conference Performing Translation: Translatorship in the 21st Century, which gathered over 30 delegates, including researchers and practitioners.
We are now delighted to publish the final version of our report, which can be accessed below, and to continue working on relevant research, engagement and outreach projects in 2019/2020.