Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center hosts international translation conference with Leibniz Institute of European History


The conference brings together leading academics to address important questions regarding translation from Arabic to German, exploring the translation of novels, children’s literature, films and scientific material. Topics will also cover methods of transmitting images and texts – in particular relating to heritage, poetry and prose – as well as the impact of history and culture on translation.

The event will bring together researchers and translators from the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Egypt, as well as Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the United States. It is an opportunity to discuss the translated works and to discover new publications, providing a platform for in-depth research on the different categories of translation. The conference will be held in Arabic, German and English.

“We are delighted to collaborate with the prestigious Leibniz Institute of European History to organize the Abu Dhabi International Translation Conference on the sidelines of the world-renowned Frankfurt Book Fair,” said His Excellency Dr Ali bin Tamim, president of Abu Dhabi. Arabic language center. “The fair is a premier global event and the perfect platform to showcase the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center and our ‘Kalima’ project for translation to international leaders in the publishing industry. Holding our annual conference abroad this year will allow us to welcome a wider range of participants and expand our cooperation with universities and academic institutions, as well as gain insight into the literary and linguistic scene. in Germany.

With an emphasis on the Arabic language as well as cultural communication, this year’s Abu Dhabi International Translation Conference will promote Emirati literature and the progress made by LAC in the field of translation. At the same time, ALC also aims to attract and recruit talented translators for its “Kalima” translation project, in order to improve its international reputation and forge new relationships with publishing houses and academic institutions in Europe, particularly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The Abu Dhabi International Translation Conference was launched in 2012 to run alongside the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. The conference covers all topics concerning the field of translation, both from and into Arabic, highlighting the challenges faced and working to boost translation efforts in the region. The conference played a major role in supporting and promoting the “Kalima” project for translation as a leading platform for the transfer of knowledge from all over the world to Arab readers.

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About the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center

The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center, established following a directive from His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, under the Department of Culture and of Abu Dhabi Tourism, works to support the Arabic language. development and modernization through comprehensive strategies and frameworks, enrich the scientific, educational, cultural and creative contributions of the Arabic language, promote Arabic language proficiency and cultural understanding, and support Arab talents in the fields of writing, translation, publishing, scientific research, the arts, content creation and organization of book fairs. The Center strives to realize its fundamental vision through dedicated programs, human expertise and significant partnerships with the most prestigious technical, cultural and academic institutions in the world.

About the Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) drives sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi’s culture and tourism sectors, fuels economic progress and helps achieve Abu Dhabi’s broader global ambitions Dhabi. By working in partnership with organizations that define the emirate’s position as a premier international destination, DCT Abu Dhabi strives to unite the ecosystem around a shared vision of the emirate’s potential, coordinate efforts and investments, come up with innovative solutions and use the best tools, policies and systems to support the culture and tourism industries. DCT Abu Dhabi’s vision is defined by the heritage, people and landscape of the emirate. DCT Abu Dhabi strives to enhance Abu Dhabi’s status as a place of unparalleled authenticity, innovation and experiences, represented by its living traditions of hospitality, pioneering initiatives and creative thinking.

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