The Arts and Humanities Research Council Translating Cultures Programme has announced the award of one of its three large grants of £2 Million to the project, Researching Multilingually, lead by Professor Alison Phipps, University of Glasgow, GRAMNet. The project runs for 3 years, starting 1st April, 2014.
The project has two overarching aims:
1) to research interpreting, translation and multilingual practices in challenging contexts, and,
2) while doing so, to evaluate appropriate research methods (traditional and arts based) and develop theoretical approaches for this type of academic exploration.
An international team of researchers with different disciplinary backgrounds, research experiences, different languages and performance skills will conduct international comparative research on translation and interpretation at different kinds of border in order to develop theory, ethical research practices and research methodologies in relation to multilingual research. Researchers Dr Prue Holmes from Durham University, Dr Richard Fay University of Manchester, Dr Jane Andrews, University of the West of England, Dr Karin Zwaan, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Dr David Gramling and Dr Chantelle Warner, University of Arizona, U.S.A., Dr Nazmi Al Masri, Islamic University Gaza, and Dr Robert Gibb, Sarah Craig and Dr Ross White from the University of Glasgow will come together with artists from Pan African Arts Scotland to work on five original case studies and to consider the methods and modes of representation of multilingual research experience. They will be joined by postdoctoral researchers Dr Mariam Attia and Dr Katja Frimberger.