Summer School on Translation Studies

Ca’ Foscari Summer School on Translation Studies 
2nd edition, 6th-10th June 2022

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
AIA - Associazione Italiana di Anglistica

Overview of Summer School 2022 
Humanised technology, automated creativity: bridging illusory divides in translation

Rapid technological developments, especially artificial intelligence and subsequent improvements in free online machine translation, are reshaping the way translators work.
Yet many fear that these technologies may rob translators of their creativity.
But is there really a stark divide between technology and creativity in translation?
The seminars will provide a forum where experiences can be exchanged and new proposals can evolve.

Lectures and seminars are scheduled from June 6th to 10th, 2022, for a total of 30 academic hours of tuition. All activities will be in English.

Due to high demand, the course can also be taken online or as a blended course.



Due to an unexpected impediment, Professor von Flotow had to cancel her participation and the scientific committee has updated the programme.

Applications are welcome from MA and Phd holders in translation and/or interpreting; PhD students in translation and/or interpreting; translation instructors and trainers; scholars actively interested in research in Translation and Interpreting Studies; professionals with at least 5 years of experience in translation.

Registration form

Please fill in the registration form by 31st May 2022.

Registration fee: € 250 (to be paid after the confirmation of admission).
Applicants will be informed of confirmation of admission at short notice.
Early birds discount of 20% for registrations received by Friday 13th May 2022.
The fee covers:

  •  lectures and seminars
  •  welcome drink
  •  final dinner
  • certificate of attendance


Scientific board:

Technical Administrative Staff

  • 2 officers
  • 1 advanced tutor

Venues and practical information

Our venues for the 2022 Ca’ Foscari Summers School in Translation Studies are located at Palazzo San Paolo of the Treviso Campus of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, in the centre of the city of Treviso.
The Campus is ten minutes from Treviso Centrale railway station, which is in turn well connected to Venezia Mestre and Venezia Santa Lucia railway stations. Treviso itself is less than half an hour by train from Venice.
Treviso is also well served by Antonio Canova airport in Treviso and Marco Polo airport, just 13 km from Venice.