Call for Applications

Call for applications: British Library Translator-in-Residence Program 2017

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Application Deadline: 13.00 on 5 January 2017.

This is a new venture, supported by the Library and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The Translator-in-Residence will become part of the life of the Library, enjoy enhanced access to our collections and staff expertise, and get involved in all areas of our public programmes (through events, exhibitions, schools programmes, online learning and community engagement).

He/She will play an important role in our mission to make our intellectual heritage accessible to everyone for research, inspiration and enjoyment and will work with Arts and Humanities Research Council award holders on projects associated with its Translating Cultures theme, which aims to bring research to a wider audience.

The British Library is one of the world’s greatest research and cultural institutions. Our Living Knowledge Strategy 2015-2023 marks our 50th anniversary with some ambitious challenges in furthering our purposes of custodianship, research, business, culture, learning and international partnership

The Translator-in-Residence will work with staff and readers at the Library to promote creative engagement with translation-related collections and to encourage and advocate for wider understanding of the value of translation and multilingualism. This is a valuable opportunity for translators to develop their professional skills and to gain experience of working at a national cultural organisation.

Interviews will be held at the British Library on 24 January 2017.

To apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in becoming a Translator-in-Residence at the British Library, along with a proposal (not more than 600 words) outlining what ideas and activities you would plan to pursue during your time as resident.

Please send your application (either by email or hard copy) to:

Rachel Foss (Head of Contemporary Archives and Manuscripts)
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the British Library Translator-in-Residence Program 2017

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