Listening to the World: Translation and Open Source Intelligence

9 June 2015


This workshop, one of five organised as part of the AHRC BBC Monitoring Collection Research Network, took place at BBC Monitoring’s offices at Caversham Park, Reading – a historic setting for a day which focussed on the daily work of monitoring broadcasts.  Former monitors and academics specialising in translation came together to discuss topics such as their backgrounds, how they had been recruited, and the working practices of monitoring, translating and summarising broadcasts. 


For further reading on the area of translation and the BBC Monitoring Service, Dr Hilary Footitt’s paper: ‘War and Culture Studies in 2016: Putting ‘Translation’ into the Transnational?’, (2016), Journal of War & Culture Studies, 9, is available online here.

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