Within a transdisciplinary context, we understand the concept of 'translation' not only as a transfer from one language to another, but as a process, which by means of de- and recontextualisation makes communication within the framework of cultural interaction possible.

Transmedial and transdisciplinary translations are studied within their given contexts, as are cultural translations between various historical epochs and social subsystems. Here, the primary focus is on the role of narratives, cultural representations, and staging in the negotiations aimed at defining identity and the creation of collective memory.

Coordinator: Federico Italiano

Third Party Funded Projects

Editorial Project
An Anthology of Contemporary European Poetry

Lead Researcher: Federico Italiano

Young muslims in Austria
Lead Researcher: Georg Traska

Translating and rewriting Italian opera in German-speaking countries (ca. 1600- ca. 1750)
Project Coordinator: Federico Italiano
Project Leader: Livio Marcaletti