European Society for Translation Studies
EST, the European Society for Translation Studies, is an international society of translation and interpreting scholars. Its activities are devoted to Translation Studies, the name now given in English to academic reflection and research around translation and language interpreting (traductologie, übersetzungswissenschaft, traductología are names given to the same discipline in French, German and Spanish respectively).
EST was founded in Vienna, Austria in September 1992 as a:
· network for stimulating and coordinating research into translation and interpreting
· forum for the exchange and dissemination of new ideas and insights in Translation Studies
· centre for information and know-how on issues of quality and training in translation and interpreting
EST Membership is open to individual scholars and academic and other institutions in Europe and beyond (How to join). EST has over 300 registered members from more than 40 countries around the world. Its activities are coordinated by an Executive Board which is elected every three years at the tri-annual Congress by the General Assembly.
EST publishes the EST Newsletter twice a year. It cooperates with universities and other bodies, in particular in the production of the Translation Studies Bibliography, has established links with other translators’ and translation scholars’ bodies (Agreements) and with other organizations, including publishers and universities (John Benjamins and Multilingual Matters offer special discounts for EST Members).
EST has set up a summer school scholarship program, a Young Scholar Award, an EST Translation Studies Literature Grant, and is supporting and/or sponsoring various research and research training activities. Translation scholars and other individuals and organizations interested in Translation Studies are welcome to join their efforts to ours in developing this young discipline.