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Translation in practice: translators', teachers', researchers' perspectives

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King's College London

Strand Campus, North Wing

Room B4

London, WC2R 2LS

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The department of Classics at King’s College London has spearheaded a range of initiatives to promote the engagement with classical literature and culture through translation. The department fully embraces teaching in translation, researchers work on or publish translations, and most recently Edith Hall and Arlene Holmes-Henderson have received AHRC funding for a project to support the teaching of Classical Civilisation in secondary schools across the UK.

On 28th June we will be holding a workshop at King’s to provide a forum in which translators, school teachers, and university lecturers can share their perspectives as producers or users of translations, and can discuss the challenges of exploring the ancient world through translation. We hope that the exchange of views will help all parties refine central aspects of their work. Discussion will cover the following issues, among others:

  • translating for style vs translating for information; teaching literature vs teaching culture

  • practices of using translations in the classroom

  • choosing and supplementing translations for the classroom

  • translation for performance; translation for reading

  • audiences: translating for the general reader vs translation for textbooks

  • the limits of translation: alternative strategies for approaching classical texts

  • translating for academic purposes: research vs teaching


Confirmed speakers include professional translators (Jo Balmer, A. E. Stallings) and university and school teachers (Paul Found, Edith Hall, Soo-Lin Lui).

We hope that the event will trigger vibrant discussion, and look forward to welcoming teachers and researchers working at any level of education.

Workshop timetable:

10am - Coffee and registration
10.30am - A. E. Stallings ‘A modern poet for an Iron Age: translating Hesiod in austerity-era Greece'

11.15am - Jo Balmer ‘Mug shots: translating Catullus'

12 noon - Lunch

1pm - Edith Hall ’Teaching ancient theatre scripts via translation: Clytemnestra and Medea'

1.45pm - Soo-Lin Lui ’Strategies for teaching the practice of translation, from GCSE up'

2.30pm - Paul Found ‘Translations and differentiation in A level Classical Civilisation’

3.15pm - 4.00pm Coffee and round table discussion

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