African Translation and Interpreting Studies Writing Workshop

Alkebu-lan 1260 AH by Nikolaj Cyon

5-7 September

Stellenbosch, South Africa

This workshop seeks to understand the context in which African academics work, and support their writing skills. It brings together approximately 20 African Early Career Researchers, international scholars and internationally renowned journal editors in translation and interpreting studies (TIS).

This coordinated effort between Aston University (UK), the University of the Free State (South Africa), and the Association for Translation Studies in Africa and supported by the British Academy builds on existing networks to empower young African scholars to develop publications for international journals, prepare competitive funding bids, build international networks, and liaise with senior academics and editors in translation and interpreting studies (TIS).


  • Create an engaging space where African ECRs interact with African, UK and international scholars and editors so that they can learn from each other and about TIS publishing and funding

  • Provide specific training on the drafting of manuscripts and proposals to be submitted to international journals and funding bodies

  • Put in place a mentoring system pairing African ECRs with journal editors to facilitate the ECRs’ submissions to impact factor journals


Room 693, Arts and Social Sciences Building

University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch


A list of hotels, bed and breakfasts and guest houses near the venue can be found here.