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SNSF-funded PhD position in translation studies at UNIGE

As part of a Weave project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the Transius Centre (Department of Translation, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, University of Geneva) has an opening for a PhD candidate in Translation Studies, to begin in March, 2022.

The research project is entitled ‘Places of Translation: A Comparative Study of the Emergence of Local Translation Policies in Belgium and Switzerland (1830/1848-1918)’. The position is open at a rate of 70% for a maximum period of four years.

The successful candidate will conduct a comparative study of translation policies in several Swiss cities in the 19th century, based on legal and administrative documents from the archives of public institutions, and using digital tools to apply qualitative content analysis and corpus analysis methods.

The position will be suprtvised by Prof. Valérie Dullion (University of Geneva), in collaboration with the project partner Prof. Reine Meylaerts (KU Leuven). The thesis will be awarded jointly by both institutions.

Candidates should have a master’s degree or equivalent in translation or in a related field (e.g. linguistics, history, literature, digital humanities, law, political science), with some knowledge of translation/translation studies and a focus that is relevant to the themes or methods of the project.

Applications must be submitted online no later than 9 January 2022.

For more information, please visit the Transius Centre website, or contact Prof. Valérie Dullion (

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