FUSP – Nida Centre for Advanced Research on Translation

Summer School 2022

23 May – 3 June 2022

Exploring translational modes: practices, objects, life forms


The FUSP – Nida Centre for Advanced Research on Translation invites advanced graduate students to a ten-day online gathering with a brand-new format: via virtual access from anywhere in the world, students will participate in an ongoing dialogue with faculty who will gather in person. We welcome you to bring your innovative research and share your questions with our reunited and constantly expanding scholarly community! 

Building on the legacy of the former Nida School of Translation Studies (NSTS), the newly-founded centre in Rimini, Italy, run by the Fondazione Unicampus San Pellegrino (FUSP), continues the aim of advancing research on translation through a transdisciplinary approach. We bring together varying perspectives and methodologies, challenging traditional disciplinary boundaries and encouraging original thinking about what translation is, where it takes place, and the role it plays in a complex, globalized, post-pandemic world. 

The innovative format of the 2022 summer school offers students and researchers, from all corners of the world, access to meetings online. We will meet in real time, adapting to different time zones through a flexible schedule, providing recordings for those not able to join any given session. In conjunction with our virtual gatherings, we will ensure collaboration through individual and group conversations.

The title of our summer school – Exploring translational modes: practices, objects, life forms – emphasizes that translation can be studied and practiced in a plurality of ways, perspectives, and approaches. We focus on the translational mode as it is enacted through cultural practices, through the interpretation and interconnection of objects, and through different forms of life and living. 

We welcome applications from students and researchers who wish to explore the many possible, and impossible, translational modes, in collaboration with faculty from our advisory board: Stefano Arduini, Brian James Baer, Paul F. Bandia, Salah Basalamah, Susan Bassnett, Piotr Blumczynski, Bella Brodzki, Antonia Carcelén-Estrada, Kobus Marais, Christi A. Merrill, Babli Moitra Saraf, Siri Nergaard, Vicente L. Rafael, Carolyn Shread, Sherry Simon, Michelle Woods

Our community is characterized by our commitment to dialogue. This exchange is what distinguishes our summer school: each day will be characterized by real time meetings with varied formats such as lectures, discussions, presentations, and small and large group conversations. Teaching, tutoring, discussing, advising, we seek to explore the possibilities of collaborative research in the spirit of sharing and inclusion. Our goal is to create a worldwide community engaged in real-time conversations over ten days.