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Optional “Deaf Pub” Sunday 30th October 2016 7pm-11pm


Seminar participants are invited to join us for a night of informal gathering, networking and socializing. You are welcomed at the ancient house of the local deaf association in Copenhagen, where we are hosting “Deaf Pub” and will serve something to drink and some nice snacks.


After a warm welcome, there will be a short presentation by Asger Bergmann, former President of the Danish Deaf Association, and a lifelong advocate for sign language and training of sign language interpreters. Asger Bergmann recently published his memoires and he will treat us to a few entertaining and interesting anecdotes from his amazing life.


But most of the evening will be up to you! So come and enjoy networking and socializing with fellow deaf interpreters from all over Europe in an informal atmosphere.


Seminar: Monday 31st October 2016 10.00 am – 3.00pm


10-10.30: Arrival. coffee/tea


10.30-11.00: Introduction and welcome. Information about the project “Developing Deaf Interpreting”.


11:00 -12.30: Presentation of the results from the survey of the situation of Deaf Interpreters in Europe. (This item will include input and discussion with seminar participants).


The survey aims to establish the approximately number of DI, their educational background, types of certification, working conditions and legal framework in Europe. The survey is the first of its kind, and does not contain accurate information from all countries in Europe. Seminar participants will be given the opportunity to comment and correct information in the report. Presentation by Mette Sommer Lindsay and Helle Skjoldan, Danish Deaf Association.


12.30-1.30: Lunch


1.30-3:00: We also wish to give you an insight into the linguistic and ethnographic studies that the project is going to undertake. These are just in their preliminary stages, but partners in the project will give short introductions to each of their studies. All studies in the project focus upon the work of deaf interpreters, but from various angles. The studies are carried out by researchers from Hamburg University, Humak and Polytechnic Institute, Coimbra. The studies undertaken concerns the following topics: Team interpreting, Deaf Norm in interpreting, TV interpreting, International interpreting, the translation process, and you will be given an insight into some of them.


An updated program – with more details - will follow in a few weeks, so keep an eye on the webpage:







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