Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies

Rick Qi wins prestigious Humanities Travelling Fellowship

Dr. Lintao (Rick) Qi has been awarded an Australian Academy of Humanities Travelling Fellowship to pursue his research in Japan. Rick’s project, Jin Ping Mei in Japan: Translations, Adaptations, and Circulations, follows on from his PhD research on the English translations of Jin Ping Mei (published in May by Routledge). “While my PhD was on the English translations of…

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MITS student wins top award in international interpreting contest

Wang Yao, a second-year MITS student from the Monash-South East University Joint Graduate School in Suzhou, China, has won the top prize in the grand final of “The Seventh Cross-Strait Interpreting Contest”, an international competition held at City University of Hong Kong, on 28 April 2018. First proposed by Xiamen University in China in 2009,…

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Industry Engagement: MoU signed between MITS and 2M Language Services

Monash Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies (MITS) recently signed a MoU with 2M Language Services, one of the leading language service providers in Australia. The company works with large corporations as well as start-ups and government organisations to assist them to increase their national and global reach and market share, reduce health & security…

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Industry Engagement: MITS students hear from SPC’s Translation and Interpretation team leader

With the visit of Roy Benyon, leader of the Translation and Interpretation Team of the Pacific Community (SPC), students from the Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies recently had the opportunity to gain knowledge on a specific facet of their future profession: the roles of translators and interpreters who operate in an international organisation. The…

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Cross-faculty and interdisciplinary initiative for Interpreting (MITS) and Medical (MBBS) students

On 28 March 2018, thirty-five students from the Faculty of Arts, Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies (MITS) and the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (MBBS) worked together in a joint-class aiming at improving the training of future doctors and future interpreters who will be interacting in inter-lingual mediation when working with patients…

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Two MITS students undertake internship in translation at partner international organisation ACAP

Agatha Garrigos and Léa Perez, two French students from the Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies (MITS), have recently had the opportunity to spend one week at the headquarters of international organisation Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP), in Hobart. The three official working languages of the ACAP are English, French and…

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(Not) lost in translation: Arts PhD student Adolfo Gentile explores the establishment of an Australian institution

Adolfo Gentile has recently been awarded his PhD at Monash University: ‘A policy focused examination of the establishment of the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) in Australia’. NAATI is the body responsible for setting and monitoring the standards for the translating and interpreting profession in Australia. In this interview, Adolfo talks about…

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Launch of Australian-first mental health study and guidelines by Monash T&I researchers and VIC government

Australian-first guidelines for specialist interpreters working in mental health settings, Mental Health Interpreting Guidelines for Interpreters, were launched at Eastern Health on Monday 4 December by the Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott, and LanguageLoop CEO Elizabeth Compton. The guidelines by Monash University Translation & Interpreting researchers outline the outcomes of interpreters and psychologists working together to…

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Australia Awards Fellows farewell reception 2017

Monash University recently farewelled 12 Australia Awards Fellows after an intensive 6-week fellowship program focused on the development of practical skills in translating and interpreting. This fellowship program was developed by Dr Marc Orlando, Professor Rita Wilson, Dr Paul McShane and Dr Jim Hlavac to further their project in Developing translating and interpreting services for…

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Other Asians, Asia’s Othering; Inclusionary Utopias, Exclusionary Politics

On 30 and 31 October 2017, The Monash Asia Institute hosted its conference on ‘Other Asians, Asia’s Othering; Inclusionary Utopias, Exclusionary Politics’.  The conference focused on two distinct but related issues: empirical observation and questions of method; and recent changes in Asia and the challenge of analysing these changes. Professor Krishna Sen, from the University of Western Australia,…

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