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The Centre for Intercultural Mediation supports, encourages, and promotes Durham's multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches to understanding the intricate complexity of mediating human thoughts and behaviours across linguistic, political, cognitive, and cultural boundaries.
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Research Activities

A selection of our research activities.

Routledge Introductions to Translation and Interpreting

The goal of the proposed series is to meet the needs of the translator/interpreter training that has developed into a fully-fledged sector.
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Cognitive Translation Studies

One of the directions of research under the aegis of CIM is revisiting interlingual translation from the perspective of cognitive translation studies.
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Sociological Approaches to Translation

Translation as Actor-Networking: Actors, Agencies, & Networks in the Making of Arthur Waley's English Translation of the Chinese 'Journey to the West'
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Translation Beyond Languages

One of the directions of research under the aegis of CIM is exploring broader conceptualisations of translation.
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Translation Structure/Structuring Translation

This strand aimed to foster dialogue between translators and interpreters, experts in translations studies, and scholars making use of translation.
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Comparative Translation Studies

Translation and Interpreting Studies (TIS) today is a discipline that has accumulated a large body of knowledge, both theoretical and empirical.
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Mediating Emergencies

The Centre, endorsed and sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Studies, has proposed two workshops and a conference.
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Members of the Centre have been involved in the EU-funded OPTIMALE Network, Optimising Professional Translator Training in a Multilingual Europe.
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EMT Network

Durham currently has a representative in the European Master's in Translation (EMT) Board.
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Agora Network

CIM and the MA in Translation Studies participate in the AGORA Network, Transnational Placement Scheme for Translation Students.
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