THE FOUNDING OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR TRANSLATION STUDIES IN AFRICA (ATSA)

The Association for Translation Studies in Africa (ATSA) was founded on Saturday 4 September 2016 at the University of Nairobi in Kenya, when its constitution was officially accepted by members attending the first ATSA general meeting. (Read the accepted constitution here.) The meeting was held after the conclusion of the first ATSA conference and was attended by Translation Studies scholars and students from Burundi, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania, among other countries. The minutes of the first ATSA general meeting are available here. Read more about the board members and find their contact information here.

It was also decided that ATSA Conferences will be held every two years, and that ATSA general meetings will coincide with ATSA Conferences.

Scholars, students and practitioners who want to associate themselves with translation studies in Africa are invited to join ATSA. We conceptualise translation studies as widely as possible, including interpreting, intercultural communication, intersemiotic translation, multimodal communication, sociologies of translation and all other forms of rewriting and recreation. More information on how to become a member of ATSA is availble here.