The Third Conference on Interdisciplinarity in Translation and Interpreting

Telescope or Periscope:
An Interdisciplinary Look into the Future


Following the legacy of CISTI at GIIT, SISU, this Third Biennial Conference on Inter-disciplinarity in Translation and Interpreting (T&I) aims to provide a platform for professors, researchers and postgraduate scholars in Translation and Interpreting Studies (T&I) and the academic and professional actors of the major related fields in which interdisciplinary training and research is currently performed, such as:

  •  Economy
  •  Law
  •  Medicine
  •  Neuroscience
  •  Affective sciences, etc.
to present their research projects and exchange ideas with peers and senior colleagues. In line with our practice and research culture at SISU, this conference aims to foster collaboration and communication between researchers from different disciplines and encourage theoretical and methodological exchanges.
T&I has developed from poly-disciplinary origins into an inter-discipline, which is reflected in this year’s conference central theme: “Telescope or Periscope: An Interdisciplinary Look into the Future”.
It also features two dimensions, the time dimension extends from the early practical and theoretical approaches to present-day media and political discourses, and the geographic dimension traverses from Anglophone zones to other world language areas. In engaging the multitude objects of study with inter-disciplinary approaches, we aim to gain new insights into the study of products, processes, agents and social-cultural contexts of T&I, and also address some challenges faced by T&I investigations that share borders with various disciplines. Therefore, this conference aims at covering a range of current trends in T&I.
The Conference will be proceeded by a seminar given by Dr. François MASSION from D.O.G. Dokumentation ohne Grenzen GmbH on 24 October on the topic of Knowledge-aware Terminologies, the New Paradigm in the Field of Terminology Work and followed by Professor Jean-Marie ANNONI from Ordinary professor of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Fribourg on 27 October.


Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in T&I, Shanghai International Studies University, China

25-26 October 2019 for the Conference
24 October and 27 October 2019 for the Seminar


Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in T&I (CISTI),

Graduate Institute of Interpreting and Translation(GIIT),

Shanghai International Studies University(SISU), China

Languages: Chinese, English, French (Simultaneous Interpreting available)


Jean-Marie ANNONI
Ordinary professor of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Fribourg, CH

Stéphane BERTHET
Astrophysics and astronomy scientist/Vice-Rector, University of Geneva, CH

Haimei GONG
Chief scientist of Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (SITP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences/ deputy chief of State Key Laboratories of Transducer Technology, CHN

Guoping HU
President of iFLYTEK Research Institute, CHN

Director of China National Committee for T&I Education and President of Language Big Data Alliance, CHN

Director of IUED Institute of Translation and Interpreting, ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics, CH

François MASSION
D.O.G. Dokumentation ohne Grenzen GmbH, DE

CEO\Science Consul of Swissnex, CH

Former Chief Interpreter of the International Labour Organization

Hengyi RAO
Executive Director of Key Laboratory of Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences, SISU, CHN

More speakers will be announced soon.


Participation will be free, but registration for the Seminar and for the Conference will be required. When you register, please submit short bio to .
Registration deadline: October 10th, 2019.


Abstract submissions are invited for 20-minute oral presentations followed by a 10-minute Q&A. Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words (with 3 to 5 keywords and references) and a short bio of up to 100 words as a file attachment including the title of the paper, the author’s name, affiliation and e-mail address to:, by 31 March 2019.


Further information will be published on the official website of GIIT, SISU.
Should you have any inquiries about this conference, please feel free to contact the organizing committee at
We wish to see you in the golden autumn of Shanghai.