A Board meeting took place virtually on 15 September. On the agenda was the organization of an online ceremony for the International Terminology Awards (ITAs) and the General Assembly (see below). The Board also discussed the planning of the forthcoming online events.
REMINDER: EAFT Summit 2021: New dates!
The EAFT board has concluded that, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be impossible to hold the EAFT Summit this November as it was planned.
The International Terminology Awards (ITAs) 2020 will be presented at an online ceremony on 25th November 2020, and we hope you will join us.
EAFT General Assembly (GA)
The General Assembly will also be held online on 25th November 2020.
In late October all members will receive the formal convocation, agenda and other relevant documents.
One of the items on the agenda this year will be the election of board members. Any comments, suggestions or candidates you would like to put forward are welcome. Please contact the Secretariat if you need any particular information about the GA: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Onsite and Online Conference and Training
TOTh 2020 – Terminology & Ontology: Theories and applications
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 14th TOTh Conference has been postponed to 26th & 27th November 2020 and the TOTh Training session to 24th & 25th November 2020. The Conference and the Training are planned onsite and online. The registration fees have been adjusted accordingly.
The 2nd interdisciplinary conference on National languages in academic research and higher education. Postponed until 7–8th October 2021
The Centre for Academic Estonian (Teaduskeelekeskus) at the Tallinn University gladly invites to the second international conference National languages in academic research and higher education, to be held in Tallinn, Estonia. The conference is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Estonia and EAFT-AET. The aim of the event is to confer on the current situation of national languages in the globalising world of science, dealing with every kind of achievements and problems of using national or state languages in academia. We welcome discussion on contemporary tendencies of using diverse mother tongues for academic research and higher education of any speciality, and on different solutions on how to reach a sustainable balance between national and international, multilingual scientific work and communication.
A new, second edition of Marie-Claude L’Homme’s handbook “La terminologie : Principes et techniques” was published in August. The new edition has been updated according to recent developments in the terminology field. The book also exists in a PDF version.
The author, Marie-Claude L’Homme is a professor at Département de linguistique et de traduction at Université de Montréal, and trains future translators in terminology.
More info here.
XLI International VAKKI Symposium. 1st Call for papers
The XLI symposium of VAKKI will be held virtually via Zoom on February 11–12, 2021! The symposium is arranged under the theme of Workplace Communication.
Please submit your proposal for a panel session topic as well as a description of session format and information about possible presenters (if already known) as attachment (max. 300 words, in .rtf or .doc format) to email@example.com by October 31, 2020.
Further details will be provided in the second Call for Papers in the beginning of November 2020.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the symposium organisers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not hesitate to send us comments or suggestions that could draw our attention to any forthcoming event or activity. We would be pleased to include them in the next issue as well as in our agenda. Remember to send your email (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) before the 15th of the month if you want to make sure your contribution is included in that month’s newsletter.
EAFT annual member subscription for 2020. Reminder
Invoices related to the EAFT annual membership subscription for 2020 have been sent. Please confirm your individual or institutional subscription before 30th October.. It is very important, for the sustainability of the Association, that all members pay their membership fee.
Remember that as an EAFT member, you or your institution can:
actively participate in the Summits
publish contributions in the Newsletter and in the EAFT twitter account
enjoy favourable terms and discounts at events or training courses organized by EAFT
get updated information about relevant events and other activities through the Newsletter
get EAFT support for organizing local terminology events
Do not forget to let us know who is your EAFT contact person, especially if that has changed since last year.
The European Association for Terminology is a non-profit professional organisation for the terminology sector in Europe. It is designed to further plurilingualism through terminology, to provide a European platform for promoting and professionalising terminological activities and improving awareness of them, and to liaise and cooperate actively with relevant organisations, associations and institutions.
Do not hesitate to send us comments or suggestions that could help us accomplish our mission or that could draw our attention to any forthcoming event or activity. We would be pleased to include them in the next issue as well as in our agenda.