Translation and Transcultural Research


Learning how languages help us communicate and live across borders and cultures


Examining how societies and cultures are affected by migration, translation, multilingualism, cultural identity and communication is vital in learning how languages help us communicate across borders and cultures. The Translation and Transcultural Research Cluster aims to advance our understanding of these areas and issues, promoting research collaboration between facilities and schools.

We encourage proactive research and teaching collaborations with world-class universities and centres in the field, both locally and internationally. Our cluster offers seminars and symposiums, links with professional translators, and welcomes visiting fellows from across the world to share their research in this field.

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Asian Studies

Asia Studies critiques and interrogates Western theories of social, economic, political and cultural development.

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Classics and Ancient History

This covers the study of Latin and Ancient Greek, as well as the literature, history, art and archaeology of these ancient civilisations, and their contributions to the modern world.

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English and Literary Studies

Studying English and Literary Studies enriches your understanding of major literary, cinematic and theatrical traditions across the globe.

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European Languages and Studies

We look at the political, social and cultural aspects of contemporary Europe as well as French, German, Italian and Spanish languages and cultures.

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Indigenous Studies

Our aim is to achieve excellence and equity in all aspects of higher education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Gnalla Moorditj Bullargar - we are stronger together.


Language is at the core of what it means to be human and is is central to how we interact with others in our lives.

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Related courses

PhD opportunities


We invite students to complete their PhD in Translation and Transcultural Research in areas as broad as:

  • comparative analysis of translations across languages and times
  • bilingual or multilingual research projects in European, Asian and Indigenous languages
  • theory and practice of language and immigration
  • social aspects of transculturalism
  • theory and practice of literary translation
  • machine translation
  • poetry translation in a multitude of languages

Knowledge of languages other than English, or interest in theoretical and practical aspects of transcultural contact and communication, is a prerequisite for this PhD.

For more information on PhD opportunities, contact Professor Hélène Jaccomard at


Interested in collaborating with us?


We invite collaborators with research and teaching expertise in the following areas to submit proposals for research collaborations:

  • Translation Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • English and Cultural Studies
  • European Languages and Studies
  • Indigenous Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Sociology
  • Natural Language
  • Computer Sciences
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Contact Professor Hélène Jaccomard, European Languages and Studies