Richard Hoggart Building Room 304

Goldsmiths, University of London

 14 September 2017


08:45 – 09:15      Registration

09:15 – 09:30      Welcome (Susanne Tietze and Sarah Maitland)

09:30 – 11:30      Professor John Blenkinsopp: The world comes to us: How migration creates multilingual workplaces in the most unlikely settings

Mary Cousins: Being a small fish in a large e-pond: Intercultural communication,

                                language and translation challenges (faced by small companies within e-commerce)

Dr Wine Tesseur: The role of translation in international UK-based NGOs

Associate Professor  David Heath: An insider’s view of translating for an international broadcaster

11:30 – 12:00      Peripatetic coffee

12:00 – 12:30      Questions and answers (Susanne Tietze and Sarah Maitland)

12:30 – 13:30      Lunch

13:30 – 15:30      Carol Borg: Managing diversity in a multinational company

Professor Chris Steyaert: Translation as practice of translanguaging

Dr Christopher Fricker: Commissioning multilingual research: linking research,

                                translation and content in a global business context

Professor Annjo Klungervik-Greenall: Is there a translator in the house? On varying

                                translator roles and how bad things can get

15:30 – 16:00      Peripatetic coffee

16:00 – 16:30      Question and answers (Susanne Tietze and Sarah Maitland)

16:30 – 17:00      Summary, close and signposting towards Event Two


Please note that while attendance is free of charge, prior registration is essential at:

For up-to-date details of public and private transport options to and from Goldsmiths, please visit:

Travel bursaries are available for doctoral students and early career researchers (the deadline for bursary applications is 14 July 2017). The application form is available here.

For further details about travel bursaries or any other aspect of the project and events, please contact Professor Susanne Tietze, Keele University, and Dr Sarah Maitland, Goldsmiths, University of London, at:  and