The Migration, Identity and Translation Network (MITN) was launched in August 2015. MITN acts as a hub for researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners interested in any or all of our overlapping thematic areas of: Global Objects of Trade and Travel; Translating Pain; Literary Habitats; and Migration and Work.
MITN has an active post graduate and early career research group led by MITN Doctoral Fellows and research students attached to particular MITN research clusters.
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MITN is a project supported by the Monash-Warwick Alliance
The MITN Postgrad/Early Career Research group are pleased to announce that the University of Bologna have formally joined alongside Warwick and Monash universities, represented by Gaia Aragrande and Beatrice Spallaccia. The new reps have already proposed new research clusters around gender and media, and will be hosting the MITN Postgrad Summer School on 12-14 July 2017. To see updates on their contribution, keep an eye on their MITN webpage.
Language, Translation, and Migration: Conference and Public Summit 2018
University of Warwick 24-26th May 2018
To investigate the diversity of language practices and their consequences in different social spaces, including (but not limited to) educational systems, professional environments, health, the law.
To address the complexity of migration discourses through the lens of language and linguistic interaction, with special attention to the role, presence and understanding of translation, self-translation and other multilingual practices.
The conference will be followed by a public summit focusing on the relationship between language, translation, social mobility and social cohesion.
Please visit the conference website for further details.
We're currently experiencing a deep divide in public discourses on diversity and multilingualism. On the one hand, a ‘diverse’ society is associated with creativity, growth and social justice. On the other, it’s associated with narratives of fear and resentment. Read more
By the initiative of the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay) cohort, new research cluster has arisen, named, “Gender, Ethnicity, Identity.” We believe it will be a valuable addition to the network and we welcome members from the other cohorts to join this cluster. Areas of interest: Role of gender and sexual orientation in personality development… Read more
Young scholars from Monash and Warwick create successful panel session on research methods at MITN conference
Five doctoral members of MITN created an excellent panel on methods of their research: interviews and surveys. The panel induced a great interest from experienced academics and was a great demonstration of how people from different disciplines can work together in order to contribute to the scholarly literature. Read more
Joint Japanese Studies Centre and German Studies seminar: Health-Care Professionals on the Global Labor Market: A Comparative Study of (Non-)Migration Policies in Japan and Germany
It was great to kick off our inaugural Japanese and German studies seminar with Prof. Gabriele Vogt on 17 July 2018. Health-Care Professionals on the Global Labor Market: A Comparative Study of (Non-)Migration Policies in Japan and Germany Dr. Gabriele Vogt (University of Hamburg) In the light of rapid population aging, Japan and Germany… Read more
More than words: Migration, Identity, and Translation Network public summit calls for action to tackle the monolingual mindset and language exclusion
Academics, practitioners and activists meeting at the University of Warwick call for language teaching and learning to be seen as essential in today’s global society and urge policymakers to adopt a national and international strategy to break the monolingual mindset which can limit access to social and economic opportunity and wellbeing. Read more
The first Migration, Translation, and Identities Network (MITN) 3-day workshop, Representations of Identities in Contemporary Societies was held in Forli, Italy (12-14th of July). The workshop brought together MITN members from Warwick, Bologna and Monash Universities, as well as PhD students and scholars from other universities who had the chance to attend talks and take part in… Read more
This international and interdisciplinary symposium explores the relations between migration, memory and translation. Bringing together humanities researchers from fields including memory studies, modern languages and literary, cultural and media studies and ranging across Europe, Australia and beyond. Date/Time: 17 & 18 August 2017 / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Location: Building S, Room 903 Monash… Read more
The Migration Identity and Translation Network (MITN) presents: Representations of Identities in Contemporary Societies The first MITN Summer School, 12-14 July 2017 Teaching Hub, Viale F. Corridoni, Host Institution: Department of Interpreting and Translation, Universtiy of Bologna, Forlì Campus, Italy Partner Institutions: Monash University, Australia Warwick University, United Kingdom Registration OPEN NOW HERE Registration opens:… Read more