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[活動回放]Audiovisual Translation Goes to the Cloud







School of Chinese Seminar


Audiovisual Translation Goes to the Cloud


Speaker: Prof. Jorge DIAZ-CINTAS (Centre for Translation Studies, UCL)

Moderator: Dr. Dingkun WANG (School of Chinese, HKU)


Date & Time: September 22, 2023 (Fri) 17:00-18:30 (HKT)

Language: English

Venue: CRT-7.30, 7/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU


Meeting ID: 926 2798 7692

Password: 425979


Audiovisual productions have become the quintessential means of communication in the 21st century and, in the era of globalisation, their translation is imperative in order to foster exchanges across languages and cultures. Interest in audiovisual translation (AVT) has been growing steadily and exponentially in the industry, academia and educational centres. This talk will take stock of the main developments that, propitiated by technology and the upsurge of digital platforms, are shaping the new digital ecosystems and propelling subtitling and dubbing to centre stage. The speaker will also highlight some of the changes that are taking place in the actual translation practice, discuss the impact of platformisation in the reorganisation of economic and cultural practices, and speculate about the future outlook of audiovisual translation.


Jorge Díaz-Cintas is Professor of Translation and founding director (2013-2016) of the Centre for Translation Studies (CenTraS) at University College London. He is the author of numerous articles, special issues and books on audiovisual translation, including Subtitling: Concepts and Practices (with Aline Remael, 2021). Jorge is a frequent speaker at international conferences and events, and has offered consultant services to the European Parliament, European Commission, NATO, OOONA and Netflix, among others. He is the Chief Editor of the series New Trends in Translation Studies and the recipient of the Jan Ivarsson Award (ESIST, 2014) and the Xènia Martínez Award (ATRAE, 2015) for invaluable services to the field of audiovisual translation.



1) The seminar will be conducted primarily in a face-to-face mode; Those who cannot attend the seminar in-person could apply for online participation (via Zoom) with justifications;

2) All those who would like to attend the seminar are required to register online (Click HERE) on a first-come, first-served basis;

3) Email of confirmation will be sent to the registered email addresses and participants have to show the screenshot or print-out version of the email for entry of the seminar venue;

4) Walk-in or late-comers will not be allowed for entry of the seminar venue unless situation allows.


ALL are welcome*

*Pre-registration (Click HERE) is requested.