Regular UPSET Events – Let’s play with our data
In order to continuously broaden the research methodology repertoires of students and staff in UPSET, informal opportunities to be introduced to new methods or computer programmes will be advertised here regularly.
AIM OF SESSIONS: The aim of these sessions will be to informally broaden exposure to a variety of research methods and computer programmes.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE SESSIONS: A student or member of staff who is experienced with the particular methodology or computer programme will prepare a brief demonstration of about 30 minutes.  The rest of the session will be used to discuss specific questions from attendees related to their unique data sets and how this method or programme could potentially be used.
Needs for “Let’s play with our data” sessions should please be communicated to the Director of UPSET.  Please see the blogs for forthcoming or past events under the tag Workshops.

Course in Translations Process Research
UPSET is hosting the sixth international PhD course in Translation Process Research (TPR) from Monday October 3 to Friday October 7, 2016, in collaboration with Copenhagen Business School’s Center for Research and Innovation in Translation and Translation Technology (CRITT). The course covers theoretical aspects of translation process research, experimental research design and methodology (including qualitative and quantitative data analysis), data visualization and human translation modelling. Seminar participants will gain hands-on experience with recording eye-tracking sessions and working with the newest version of the TPR-DB. Individual consultations sessions will also be offered, designed to support participant’s own research projects. More information can be found at

Inter-university Translation and Interpreting Conference
UPSET is hosting the first South African Inter-university Translation and Interpreting Conference in collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand, from 10-12 October 2016. Keynote speakers are Profs Barbara Moser-Mercer, Michael Carl, Haidee Kruger and Dr Moritz Schaefer. All are world-class researchers and leaders in their fields. The conference theme is Process Methods in Translation and Interpreting Research and Teaching. Selected papers will be invited to undergo and blind peer-review process in order to be published in a Conference Proceedings. More information can be found at