Leading international academic in Languages and Linguistics to visit Perth
Internationally renowned Translation studies scholar, Professor Anthony Pym, will be visiting Perth next month. Professor Pym works on sociological approaches to translation and intercultural relations. He was one of the first to move the study of translation away from texts and towards translators as people. Professor Pym will present a public lecture: "Neural Machine Translation and the Translation Professions".
Originally from Perth, Anthony Pym studied in Australia, France, Harvard, and Göttingen. He held academic positions in Spain, South Africa, and America. He is currently the inaugural chair of Translation studies at Melbourne University. He has published or edited more than twenty books on translation, and published about two hundred scholarly articles in English, Spanish and French. He generously makes available much of his research on his webpage, and YouTube channel. Disseminating his works is part of his views that thinking about translation should be the result of a dialogical process and debates. Anthony has extended the understanding of translation to ethics, pedagogy, interculturality, technology, and more recently, risk management.
While in Perth, Anthony will give a public lecture and a masterclass at the University of Western Australia. Thanks to the support of the Institute of Advanced Studies, registration is free to both events.