International Translation Day 2012

On the occasion of the International Translation Day 2012, the Panhellenic Association of Translators (PAT) would like to invite you to the celebrating event to be held on Saturday 29th September 2012, at 18:30, at the auditorium of the Goethe Institute (66, Vas. Olgas Str., Thessaloniki. Greece):

18:45-19:15        Compositions of classical Ottoman music from Istanbul and Thessaloniki

Performed by the duet “Selaniknağme” (“The melody of Thessaloniki”) with Y. Barış Bal in tambur and Görkem Ökten Saouli in kanun and vocals

19:15-19:30        Welcome Address by Eleni Vlachou, PAT President

Historical reference to the International Translation Day


Narrative I

19:30 -19:40      Introduction

“Cross-cultural aspects in translation praxis or the limits of the feasible”

Maria Mousafiri, Event Program Coordinator, PAT Vice-President

Narrative II

19:40-20:00        Field of implementation: Cross-cultural mediation

Languages of refugee-experience narration: paths of social inclusion or walls of isolation?

Efi Gelastopoulou & Salim Khakar, Hellenic Council for Refugees


Narrative III

20:05-20:25         Field of implementation: Audiovisual translation

Subtitling: conveying cultural elements

Katerina Gouleti, Department of Translation and Intercultural Studies, School of English Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


20:30-22:00        Music performed by the duet “Selaniknağme.”

Cocktail party with exclusively Greek products in the beautiful courtyard of the Goethe Institute Thessaloniki.

*Certificates of attendance are available upon request