Research projects

View details of our current and recently completed funded research projects. Funders include the European Union (H2020, European Directorate for Justice, Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus+) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Expanding Excellence in England (2019-2024)

In 2019, CTS was among the first 13 research centres in England to be awarded an ‘Expanding Excellence in England’ grant by Research England to expand and grow our scholarly activities. Our expansion programme focuses on advancing human-machine interaction and integration in translation and interpreting in an ethically responsible manner. As human practices of translation and interpreting are increasingly supported, enhanced and partially replaced by technologies, our vision is to promote a human-centric approach to technology use in translation and interpreting. Following our E3 award, we have created an interdisciplinary centre for the study of translation, interpreting and related forms of communication, bringing together humanities-based research practices in translation and interpreting studies with innovative social research methods and cutting-edge advances in language, translation and communication technologies, natural language processing (NLP) and artificial intelligence (AI). We have built a reputation for conducting high-quality research into emerging modalities of translation, audiovisual translation and interpreting (distance/remote interpreting), especially their potential to make text and multimodal content, information and services accessible to the widest possible audiences. As part of our E3 research programme, we are working on a number of sub-projects which focus on individual aspects of human-machine interaction or integration in a specific area of translation or interpreting.

Please click the examples below to learn more about some of our current sub-projects.

Other current projects

Past projects

Technologies in interpreting

Technologies in interpreter education

Technologies in translation and lexicography

Multimodal and audiovisual translation

Translation and interpreting in the context of migration