Chronotopos - A Journal of Translation History

A call for papers for the inaugural issue

Chronotopos is a multilingual, double-blind peer reviewed journal on Translation History.

Translation History is booming. In recent years, various academic fields, such as Translation Studies (TS), Literary Studies, History of Knowledge Research, or Transfer Studies, have, to an ever-increasing extent, taken on translation phenomena from an historical angle.

Chronotopos aims to contribute to this vivid interdisciplinary discussion from three different viewpoints represented by the three sections of the journal. We invite researchers from all related disciplines to submit contributions on, amongst others, the questions listed below:

1) Theoretical & methodological aspects of translation history

  • Who needs Translation History? What is (a TS-oriented) Translation History able to provide for TS and for other disciplines? How should it be set up?
  • What and where are the sources for the history of translation? What kind of source criticism is needed?
  • What is the relationship between translation theory and translation history?
2) Translation events in history
  • What are the roles of translation in knowledge circulation and the construction of transcultural stocks of knowledge?
  • What role(s) do translators play in knowledge transfer?
  • Translatorial action in the context of violence (war, imperialism)
3) History of Translation Studies
  • TS and politics (how do TS change due to certain political changes (“Third Reich”, GDR, EU, etc.?)
  • The negotiation of (dominant) scientific-theoretical concepts in TS
  • Translation within TS: What role does translation play for the development of TS? (Which approaches were translated by whom, when, where, why and with what consequences? What was not translated? TS as a single language science?)

We also invite you to contribute to the review sections of the journal:

 Book reviews

 Conference reports

Important dates:

  • Submission of article – July 1st 2018
  • Author notification of first round of reviews – August 15th 2018
  • Re-submission (of revised version) – October 1st 2018
  • 1st issue of Chronotopos becomes available – November 1st 2018

Before submitting, please check the submission policy of the Journal.

Please submit your contributions in English, French or German (5000-7000 words + abstract 150-200 words) here.

Don’t hesitate to contact the editorial team at if you have questions or comments about the journal or the call.

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Posted by Chris Rundle on 15th Feb 2018
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