SWET Talk Shop June 2019

Date: June 20 (Wed.)

(topic to be decided)

Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Place: Book House Cafe, Jinbocho, Gulliver Room
See website for map; come out Jinbocho subway exit A1, turn right and walk about 15 meters to the Kitazawa Building. We will be on the ground floor at the back (left side), beyond the children’s books. Look for the SWET sign.
Fee: Free of charge. Food and drink available at the Cafe (see the “Menu” at the Book House Cafe website)

RSVP: Please let us know if you are coming. E-mail us at info[at]swet.jp

The talk shop will feature the soon-to-be-published Reevaluating Translation as a Driving Force of Scholarship: Proceedings of the Symposium (国際シンポジウム「翻訳の再評価: 学問を深める原動力」報告書; 280 pp.), presenting in book form the discussion among 21 scholars, managing editors of translation programs, and professional wordsmiths gathered together at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) in Kyoto Feb. 27-28, 2016. 
   The content includes stories of specific experiences in translation and publication of scholarly works, translation of primary sources, discussion of the problems with distribution, checking, and editing. Not only scholarly translation projects but many other non-fiction publishing projects can benefit from the candid sharing of professional practice and scholarly perspective recorded in this volume. To be available online as well as in printed form in late February.
While calling attention to this publication, we hope interested persons will gather to brainstorm about a possible future symposium on the broader theme “Reevaluating Translation as a Driving Force of Culture.”