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Number 117, September 2020

Online Board Meeting

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.
We have set new dates: 25–26 November 2021. The venue and theme remain the same. More information will be provided here

ITAs and General Assembly 2020: Online!

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:

Onsite and Online Conference and Training

TOTh 2020 – Terminology & Ontology: Theories and applications

Conference: 26–27 November 2020
Training session: 24–25 November 2020

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.
Conference Program: 26–27th November 2020
Opening Talk: "La Logique de Port Royal : Une logique des idées et une sémantique des termes". Nuno Fonseca
Training session: "From text to conceptual-based dictionaries: a terminological approach" 24–25th November 2020

Online registration
TOTh Proceedings
All TOTh Proceedings (since 2007) can now be downloaded for free at the following address:

Terminology – Heritage and Modernity. New format

II International conference Terminology – Heritage and Modernity, planned on-site in Tbilisi,  has changed format. It will be a semi-virtual conference on the 14-15th November.The public lectures of Henrik Nilsson are postponed until the 25-26th of May 2021, Tbilisi, Georgia. 

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.

Deadline for abstract submission has been extended.
More info: 

New edition of “La terminologie”

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 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, 


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 ( or 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.

For further information about the EAFT, please refer to our website:



Realiter (online)
1-2 October

The 2nd interdisciplinary conference on National languages in academic research and higher education
Postponed until 7-8 October 2021
8-9 October

XXX Annual Conference of the Italian Association for Terminology (Ass.I.Term)
15-16 October

Terminology – Heritage and Modernity
Semi-virtual conference
14-15 November

16-17 November

Conference TOTh
26-27 November
Chambéry / online


XLI symposium of VAKKI
11-12 February

The 2nd interdisciplinary conference on National languages in academic research and higher education
7-8 October 

EAFT Summit
25-26 November
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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.

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