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Language professionals at work: A week to meet the experts

In honour of International Translation Day and 100 years of conference interpreting, the FTI will be organising a week of celebrations dedicated to the language professions. Through various events, we will be tracing the evolution of these professions in the institutional context, and examining the role of the international organisations and the FTI in fostering recognition and innovation in the fields of translation and interpreting. On the agenda: an exhibition, a meeting, a debate and roundtable, activities exploring the language professions, an international organisation day, and much more.


30 September – International Translation Day: Unveiling of the “One Trial – Four Languages” exhibition, organised by the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), which will be held in the foyer of Uni Mail until 5 October. At the heart of this exhibition are the interpreters who enabled communication in four languages (English, French, Russian and German) during the trial of the century at Nuremberg, which brought together representatives of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and Germany. On this occasion, the FTI will be holding a reception in honour of our staff members.
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1- 4 October – The Faculty will be offering school groups a guided visit of the exhibition followed by an introduction to the language professions. We will present our programmes and research projects, as well as career opportunities, in keeping with the evolution of these professions.
Registration: visit-fti(at)unige.ch

1 October  – “Entre mémoire et oubli: l’interprète au cœur de l’Histoire”: This event organised by the AIIC will give you the chance to meet close family members of the Nuremberg interpreters from 6:30 to 9 pm at Uni Mail.
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2 October - A simultaneous interpreting master class offered by the FTI to the public, allowing you to take a look behind the scenes and see first-hand how top-flight interpreters are trained.
Registration: visit-fti(at)unige.ch

2 October – “The quality of sign language interpreters ¬– the deaf user’s perspective”: A debate organised by the AIIC from 6:30 to 8 pm at Uni Mail.
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3-4 October ­– “Looking back and looking forward” - 100 years of conference interpreting. Co-organised by the FTI and the ILO, this event looks back at over a century of conference interpreting practice, research and training. The participants will highlight some of the most important developments and, based on that analysis, attempt to anticipate upcoming challenges.
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3 October – “L’interprète au Tribunal: une mission à toute épreuve”: A roundtable organised by the AIIC on interpreters in the courtroom:
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5 October –“Linguists in International Organisations”. In collaboration with the FTI, The Universities Contact Group of the International Annual Meeting on Language Arrangements, Documentation and Publications will be organising a day of events to promote language professions in the international organisations. You will be able to learn more about these stimulating careers, thanks to information stands and debates with representatives from the organisations.
Registration and programme


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July 2, 2019
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