“Traducerile au de cuget să îmblînzească obiceiurile …” – Rumänische Übersetzungsgeschichte – Prozesse, Produkte, Akteure

Editors: Larisa Schippel, Magda Jeanrenaud, Julia Richter
Publisher: Frank & Timme, Berlin
Content: 368 pages
ISBN: 978-3-7329-0087-9
Year: 2014

The history of translation is a transnational phenomenon that needs to be examined beyond language boundaries, although the translation process as such takes place between two languages and has been conceived in national terms for more than one hundred years.

As part of this transnational system of translational activity, Rumänische Übersetzungsgeschichte (Romanian History of Translation) offers both generalisable and rather specific perspectives: the intensive translation work in the 19th century and the controversial debate on translation with regard to the nation building process, its professionalisation, how translation was dealt with during the communist period, the field of translation with regard to power and capital and how the Romanian elite’s particular interest in French culture is reflected in translation – these are only few examples of the findings that emerge from this book’s stories of processes, products and actors related to translation into or from Romanian.

This publication is available at ERSTE Foundation Library.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.