Call for participants: Nida School of Translation Studies

The Nida School of Translation Studies announces its 2016 Session, “Translation, Ecology and Entanglement,” to be held from May 30 to June 10, 2016 at the San Pelligrino University Foundation in Misano Adriatico, Italy.  This year’s session marks the Nida School’s tenth year of providing challenging, specialized training in translation studies to qualified professionals looking to expand their skills, engage with peers, and explore the interface of practice and cutting edge theory.


Michael Cronin holds a Personal Chair in the Faculty of  Humanities and Social Sciences at Dublin City University, Ireland,  where he previously served as Dean, as well as Director of  the Centre  for Translation and Textual Studies. He has authored more than  twenty books on translation studies, travel writing, language and politics, and has held Visiting Professorships at the Université de Moncton (Canada) and the Universidad Ricardo Palma (Peru). Prof. Cronin is Series Editor for New Perspectives in Translation Studies (Routledge), Editor-in-chief  of  the journal MTM, and co-editor of  The Irish Review. He is a Member of  the Royal Irish Academy, an Officier de l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques, and an elected Fellow of the Academia Europaea.

Gerald West is Senior Professor in the School of  Religion, Philosophy, and Classics at the University of  KwaZulu-Natal in  Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He has published extensively on the history of the Bible’s reception by indigenous Africans, the use  of  the Bible in African liberation struggles, and the role of  ordinary  readers in liberation hermeneutics. Prof. West is former director of   the Ujamaa Centre for Community Research and Development, and has lectured in  countries around the world, including India, the United Kingdom, Norway, and the United States. He was made a Fellow of  the University of  KwaZulu-Natal in 2013, in recognition of  his distinguished academic achievement, and is also a recipient of  the DVC’s Award for Research Excellence.

Luise von Flotow (Ottawa)
Edwin Gentzler (UMass Amherst)
Hephzibah Israel (Edinburgh)
George K. W. Mak (Hong Kong Baptist)
Franco Nasi (Modena)
Loc Pham (Hoa Sen, Vietnam)
Naomi Seidman (Graduate Theological Union)
Danielle Zaslavsky (Mexico)

Applications will be accepted from December 1, 2015 – January 31,  2016. A fee of 1500 Euros provides for tuition, housing, and meals. A limited number of partial bursaries will be made available to applicants who demonstrate need and merit.

NIDA STAFF: Philip H. Towner (Co-director); Stefano Arduini (Co-director); James Maxey (Co-director and Dean of  Faculty); Deborah Shadd (Dean of  Admissions and Associates)

For more information or to apply, go to or contact Dr. Deborah Shadd at

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