The coming of age of a learned society in Translation Studies: EST, a case study
ESIT, Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle
The author reviews ideas, projects and actions generated and implemented within and with EST over the past twenty years. He concludes in his analysis that predictors of success or failure for EST operations are individual motivation, organization with specific duties and institutional weight. He considers that EST is doing rather well, suggests that there is potential for development in service provision in the form of short courses provided by experts from within the Society, but that one should not be overambitious in terms of institutional influence.
EST, the European Society for Translation Studies, was officially born under Austrian law in November 1992. According to its “proponents” (Snell-Hornby and Pöchhacker 1992), the Society was set up to meet the need for a forum for discussion and cooperation in a “dynamic new discipline,” the aims being “to promote not only research but also further education for teachers and trainers,” “to facilitate contacts between the profession and academic training institutions,” and “to offer urgently needed consulting services on issues where special expertise is required.”
1999 “A Personal Message from Andrew Chesterman.” EST Newsletter 14 (June 1999): 3.
Franco Aixelá, Javier.
2010 “Un cálculo preliminar del impacto de las publicaciones de traducción e interpretación escritas originalmente en español.” In Traducción y Modernidad. [ p. 258 ]Textos científicos, jurídicos, económicos u audiovisuales, ed. by Rafael López-Campos Bodineau, Carmen Balbuena Torezano, and Manuela Álvarez Jurado, 371–389. Córdoba: Universidad de Córdoba.
1992 “Editorial.” EST Newsletter 1 (November 1992): 2.
2006 “The Ljubljana Colloquium on Research Skills in TS and their Acquisition, 23rd of September 2006.” EST Newsletter 29 (November 2006): 4–5.
2005 “EST Symposium on Publishing in TS, September 23, 2005, Hogeschool Gent, Belgium.” EST Newsletter 27 (November 2005): 4–5.
2010 “Words of Welcome from the President.” EST Newsletter 37 (November 2010): 2–3.
Snell-Hornby, Mary, and Franz Pöchhacker.
1992 “Letter from the ‘Proponents’ of EST.” EST Newsletter 1 (November 1992): 1–2.
1994 “Call for Summaries of Theses.” EST Newsletter 5 (November 1994): 2–3.
1995 “President’s Message.” EST Newsletter 8 (May 1995): 1–2.