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Museum Translation and Accessibility - A Lecture Series

11 – 25 July 2024
11.00am – 4.00pm AEST
museum artifacts displayed on plinths

Translation and Interpreting with the School of Humanities and Languages invite you to attend this hybrid lecture series featuring Associate Professor Marina Manfredi from the University of Bologna, Italy.

This is a three-part lecture series with three separate events starting from Thursday 11 July. Attendance is hybrid and you can find more information on each session and register your interest, here

Lecture Schedule

Module 1 - Inclusive Museums and ‘Translation’: A Theoretical Overview and Applications 
Morven Brown, Level 2, room 209 and online via Teams 
11 July 2024 
11:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Module 2 – ‘Translating’ Museum Texts: From Theory to Practice
Morven Brown, Level 3, room 310 and online via Teams 
18 July 2024 
11:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Module 3 – Accessibility in Museums: Museum Audio Description
Morven Brown, Level 2, room 209 and online via Teams 
25 July 2024 
11:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Associate Professor Marina Manfredi

Marina Manfredi

Associate Professor, University of Bologna, Italy

Marina Manfredi is Associate Professor in English Language and Translation. She teaches English Linguistics for undergraduate students and Translation Studies for postgraduates. Her main research interests lie in the field of Translation Studies, investigated through linguistic-cultural approaches. She worked on postcolonial Translation Studies, translation and World Englishes (in particular Indian English) and metaphor translation. She published articles and books in the area of translation teaching, with special focus on Systemic Functional Linguistics and translation, and was an invited speaker on this topic, in Italy and abroad. Her most recent publications focus on media translation (news and popular science), audiovisual translation (especially of multicultural television series for a younger audience) and museum translation. Her current work mainly concerns translation and accessibility in and for museums. She participated in national and international conferences, in Europe, the United States, China and Australia.