TRANSLATA IV is the fourth in a series of triennial conferences on Translation and Interpreting Studies at the University of Innsbruck. This conference series was established in 2011 and, from the outset, has always been one of the largest conferences on Translation and Interpreting Studies worldwide. TRANSLATA is a conference devoted to basic research in translatology with the principle aim of re-establishing translation proper (= professional translation and interpreting) as the core focus of Translation and Interpreting Studies. TRANSLATA IV is dedicated to its founding father Professor Emeritus Lew N. Zybatow, who celebrated his 70th birthday in 2021.

The theme of TRANSLATA IV should reflect our interest in the rapid developments in the era of digitalisation that have changed the practice of translation for a number of years now. These changes also give rise to the question of how the field of Translation and Interpreting Studies can and should react to these developments. Under the main theme of “Future Perspectives in Translation and Interpreting Studies”, TRANSLATA IV provides those concerned with the theoretical, practical, didactical, and commercial aspects of translation with a forum to discuss current questions and problems in the field of translation and the training of translators and interpreters. Thus, fundamental topical questions in theoretical and applied studies of translation related to the following areas of research will be the main focus of this conference.

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