The National Archives Continues Its Preparations for the Largest Translation Conference in The UAE

The National Archives Continues Its Preparations for the Largest Translation Conference in The UAE

The National Archives Continues Its Preparations for the Largest Translation Conference in The UAE

The National Archives continues its preparations for the virtual translation conference it organizing under the theme: “Translation in the Digital Age between Modern Technologies and Challenges of the Historical Text” on June 29th. The conference is considered the largest translation conference in the UAE over the past two decades. It brings together about 40 researchers, experts and specialists in the field of translation sciences from the great world universities and the specialized sectors interested in translation affairs. The conference research papers will discuss translation from many languages into Arabic and vice versa. Thus, the conference will attract a large number of senior professors, researchers and experts from globally renowned universities.
The National Archives is keen to hold this conference to affirm the importance of the role that translation plays in bridging the gaps between civilizations and peoples. This what the National Archives has already shown in many of its previous conferences and seminars and in many of its publications that were translated from many languages into Arabic; these publications shed light on chapters of history that are revealed for the first time, or present clarification to previous controversial issues. The National Archives has realized the importance of translation in transferring cultures to and from Arabic and especially within the scope of its interests and its great role in preserving the history and heritage of the UAE and the Gulf region. Therefore, this conference will enable improving the quality of translation and widening its range to translate to and from many other languages.
The National Archives will publish the conference’s research papers in its refereed scientific journal “Liwa”. It will also compile these research papers in volumes that it will issue after the conference in order to support the cultural community and enrich the Arab library.
On this occasion, the National Archives invites those interested in translation and academic students specializing in translation from the UAE and abroad to follow up the events of the conference and its research papers, which will present many creative and innovative ideas. The conference “Translation in the Digital Age between Modern Technologies and Challenges of the Historical Text” will transfer to the audience the experiences of other peoples and cultures in this field denoting the opportunity is available as the conference is virtual and organized via the advanced interactive technologies that makes it possible to be followed from all over the world.
It is noteworthy that the research papers of the conference will be in many languages such as: English, Japanese, French, Spanish, Hebrew, German, Korean and Portuguese.
The participants will be from major universities such as: Harvard University, University of California-Los Angeles, Binghamton University (USA), Queen’s University (Ireland-UK), University of Edinburgh (Scotland-UK), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Ottawa, Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada), University of Marburg (Germany), Hankuk University (South Korea), University of Baku (Azerbaijan), University of Sydney (Australia), University of Alicante (Spain), University of Mohammed V (Morocco), Cairo University and Ain Shams University in Egypt, United Arab Emirates University, Sorbonne University (Abu Dhabi), Taibah University (Saudi Arabia), University of Buraimi (Oman), Gulf University and Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts (Kuwait)... and others.

The National Archives
The National Archives of the United Arab Emirates, the affiliate of the Ministry Presidential Affairs was founded in 1968 at the directives of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, with the aim of collecting and documenting all materials pertaining to the history and heritage of the UAE and the Gulf region. After forty years of its founding, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued Federal Law No. 7 for the year 2008 converting it to the National Center for Documentation and Research, and was entrusted with the tasks of organizing the archives of government agencies in the United Arab Emirates, and more recently its title (National Center for Documentation and Research) as per the above mentioned law - has been modified to (the National Archives), according to Federal Law No. 1 for the year 2014 issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.