IATIS – International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies


The International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS) is a world-wide forum designed to enable scholars from different regional and disciplinary backgrounds to debate issues relating to translation and other forms of intercultural communication.
Ongoing internationalization and networking, increasing population mobility, mass migration and rapidly developing communication technologies all involve cross-cultural representation of one kind or another. Mediation is provided by translators and interpreters in some cases. In others, it takes a variety of less explicit forms and hence remains largely untheorized and under-researched.
Institutions and individual researchers across the world have been making questions of globalization and multiculturalism part of their scholarly agenda. Others continue to investigate more traditional issues of translation and cultural transmission. Translation studies is now an established discipline in many parts of the world. Intercultural studies is emerging as an area of study in its own right.
To date, no single scholarly association represents the interests of academics and researchers in these rapidly growing fields across the world. Existing organizations tend to be restricted in their aims and scope, whether to the professional development of translators and interpreters, to certain geographical areas, or to the narrower field of translation. At the same time, issues of translation and intercultural communication feature only occasionally in the conferences and publications of scholarly associations in such fields as anthropology, comparative literature, or pragmatics. Hence the need for a world-wide, broadly based association encompassing both translation and intercultural studies.


Yearbook: Only members paying full fee as per Band 1 are entitled to receipt of hard copy of the Yearbook. All other members will have electronic access to the pdf file of the Yearbook but will not receive a hard copy by post. Members who are residents of countries falling within Bands 2 , 3 or 4 are free to pay the full fee listed under Band 1 if they wish to receive a hard copy of the IATIS Yearbook.
Special discounts rates: 30% discount on all publications by IATIS, 20% on international conferences.
Free access to the full range of Inttranews services with an average of 24 bulletins issued each working day, 24,000 reports available in its archives for research purposes, business information including calls for tender (worth more than ?350 million in 2006), and a multilingual, multinational selection of more than 300 job offers each day.
Bulletin: This Newsletter is sent electronically to all members three times a year. The first issue is due by the middle of 2005.
Access to resources on the Intranet, including past issues of the Bulletin and the online versions of the Yearbooks.
Inclusion in the IATIS mailing list.
Publishers’ Discounts: Discount on books published by various publishers with whom IATIS is able to negotiate agreements:

30% discount on John Benjamins publications , by writing to bookorder@benjamins.nl or faxing orders to
+31 (0) 20 673 9773
(Subject: IATIS Member Discount) – 25% discount on Multilingual Matters publications. – 30% discount on Rodopi publications, by writing to
(Subject: IATIS Member Discount) – 15% discount on St. Jerome publications.-
Group members are entitled to the same rights and advantages as individual members. Each institution will receive one printed copy of the yearbook, whereas all group members will be entitled to download the electronic version.


There are discounts for all types of membership depending on the country where the members reside.
Individual Membership: ?38
Groups 5-20 individuals: ?19
Groups 21-40 individuals (Institutional membership): Prices range from ?84 to ?450 depending on the country of the members

Contact Information

IATIS – International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies
Sung Hee Kirk,
Division of English Language & Literature,
Sookmyung Women’s University,
53-12 Chungpa-Dong 2-Ka
Yongsan-Ku, Seoul,
Korea: 140-742
Fax: +822-710-9380
Email: iatis@sookmyung.ac.kr

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