EST – European Society for Translation Studies


EST, the European Society for Translation Studies, is an international society of translation and interpreting scholars. Its activities are devoted to Translation Studies, the name now given in English to academic reflection and research around translation and language interpreting (traductologie, Ubersetzungswissenschaft, traductolog’a are names given to the same discipline in French, German and Spanish respectively).
EST was founded in Vienna, Austria in September 1992 as a:
– network for stimulating and coordinating research into
translation and interpreting
– forum for the exchange and dissemination of new ideas
and insights in Translation Studies
– centre for information and know-how on issues of quality
and training in translation and interpreting
EST flyer – EST poster – EST Constitution EST Membership is open to individual scholars and academic and other institutions in Europe and beyond. EST has over 300 registered members from more than 40 countries around the world. Its activities are coordinated by an Executive Board which is elected every three years at the tri-annual Congress by the General Assembly.
EST publishes the EST Newsletter twice a year. It cooperates with universities and other bodies, in particular in the production of the Translation Studies Bibliography, has established links with other translators  and translation scholars bodies (Agreements) and with other organizations, including publishers and universities (John Benjamins and Multilingual Matters offer special discounts for EST Members).
EST has set up a summer school scholarship program, a Young Scholar Award, an EST Translation Studies Literature Grant, a TS Event Grant, and is supporting and/or sponsoring various research and research training activities. Translation scholars and other individuals and organizations interested in Translation Studies are welcome to join their efforts to ours in developing this young discipline.
This site was designed and is maintained in the EST spirit of serving the TS community. Besides information on EST, it provides online resources, including information on recent publications, announcements and contributions on research issues.


Members have the right to participate in meetings, conferences or other events organized by the Society against payment of a reduced attendance fee; they receive copies of the EST Newsletter, which will be published at regular intervals, and updated membership lists. The right to vote and hold office shall be confined to full and honorary members.


€ 30 for ORDINARY MEMBERS (individual members), and
€ 75 for SUPPORTING MEMBERS (sponsors).

Contact Information

EST – European Society for Translation Studies
Vennelaan 17, B-9830 SINT-MARTENS-LATEM, Belgium

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