The Arabic Language Center of Abu Dhabi organizes an international conference on translation with the Leibniz Institute of European History

As part of a series of cultural events organized by the Arabic Language Center’s “Kalima” translation project

Abu Dhabi – The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center (ALC), part of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, is set to organize the eighth annual Abu Dhabi International Translation Conference in collaboration with the Leibniz Institute for European History, at the Institute’s headquarters in Mainz, Germany. This is the first time the event has taken place outside the emirate.

Taking place on October 18, ahead of the Centre’s first appearance at the Frankfurt International Book Fair (October 20-24), the 2021 Abu Dhabi International Translation Conference will be held under the theme “Arabic Language and Cultural Communication : literature Translation and the impact of cultural and historical specificities.” The conference is part of a series of cultural events organized by the “Kalima” project for the translation of ALC within the framework of its participation in the Frankfurt fair.

The conference brings together eminent scholars to address important issues regarding translation from Arabic into German, focusing on the translation of novels, children’s literature, films and scientific papers. The topics covered will also focus on the modes of transmission of images and texts – particularly in terms of heritage, poetry and prose – as well as the impact of history and culture on translation.

The event will bring together researchers and translators from the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Egypt, as well as Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the United States. It offers the opportunity to exchange on translated works and to discover new publications, offering a platform for in-depth research on the different categories of translation. The conference will be held in Arabic, German and English.

“We are delighted to collaborate with the prestigious Leibniz Institute of European History to organize the Abu Dhabi International Translation Conference on the sidelines of the famous Frankfurt Book Fair,” said His Excellency Dr. Ali bin Tamim, President of Abu Dhabi. Arabic language center. “The show is a premier global event and the perfect platform to showcase the Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi and our ‘Kalima’ project for translation to international leaders in the publishing industry. Holding our annual conference abroad this year will allow us to welcome a wider range of participants and expand our cooperation with universities and academic institutions, as well as gain insight into the literary and linguistic scene. in Germany.

With a focus on the Arabic language as well as cultural communication, this year’s Abu Dhabi International Translation Conference will promote Emirati literature and advancements made by LAC in the field of translation. In parallel, ALC also aims to attract and recruit talented translators for its “Kalima” translation project, to strengthen its international reputation and to forge new relationships with publishing houses and academic institutions in Europe, particularly in Germany. , Austria and Switzerland.

The Abu Dhabi International Translation Conference was launched in 2012 to run alongside the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. The conference covers all topics concerning the field of translation, both from and into Arabic, highlighting the challenges faced and striving to stimulate translation efforts in the region. The conference played a major role in supporting and promoting the “Kalima” project for translation as a leading platform for knowledge transfer from around the world to Arabic readers.

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About Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center, established following a directive from His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, under the Ministry of Culture and of Abu Dhabi Tourism, works to support Arabic language development and modernization through comprehensive strategies and frameworks, enrich the scientific, educational, cultural and creative contributions of the Arabic language, promote language proficiency Arabic and cultural understanding, and supporting Arab talents in the fields of writing, translation, publishing, scientific research, arts, content creation and organization of book fairs. The Center strives to achieve its core vision through dedicated programs, human expertise and meaningful partnerships with the world’s most prestigious technical, cultural and academic institutions.

About the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) drives the sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi’s culture and tourism sectors, fuels economic progress and helps achieve Abu Dhabi’s broader global ambitions Dubai. By working in partnership with the organizations that define the emirate’s position as a leading international destination, DCT Abu Dhabi strives to unite the ecosystem around a shared vision of the emirate’s potential, coordinate efforts and investments, to propose innovative solutions and to use the best tools, policies and systems to support the culture and tourism industries. DCT Abu Dhabi’s vision is defined by the emirate’s heritage, people and landscape. DCT Abu Dhabi strives to enhance Abu Dhabi’s status as a place of authenticity, innovation and unrivaled experiences, represented by its living traditions of hospitality, pioneering initiatives and creative thinking.

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