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Translating Illness

What do medicine and translation have in common? In what sense, and to what extent, is translation used in contexts as different as the transfer of meaning from one language (or medium) to the other, the concept of knowledge translation, and the process of protein synthesis? How will a nuanced understanding of translation help us live a healthier, happier and longer life? In this newly-launched seminar series, we will explore these questions in an interdisciplinary way, with the aim to endorse, promote and even inspire translation outside our areas of expertise, and our common understanding.

Dr Marta Arnaldi is a Laming Research Fellow at The Queen’s College, Oxford. She is PI and convener of Translating Illness, a project that is kindly supported by Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund and John Fell Fund, University of Oxford. Logo design by Dr Eoin Kelleher.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Cinematic Translations: Visualising the Invisible Path of Contagion Marta Arnaldi (Oxford) talks with Kirsten Ostherr (Rice) in another episode of Translating Illness. Marta Arnaldi, Kirsten Ostherr 26 Aug 2020
2 Masks, Vaccine and Cure: Translating Medical Evidence During and After the Pandemic Marta Arnaldi (Oxford) presents another Translating COVID-19 video conversation, with Eivind Engebretsen (Oslo). Marta Arnaldi, Eivind Engebretsen 02 Jul 2020
3 Global Healing: Towards a World Policy of Care The third Translating COVID-19 video conversation, with Marta Arnaldi (Oxford) and Karen Thornber (Harvard). Marta Arnaldi, Karen Thornber 17 Jun 2020
4 Translating Cultures in an Age of Confinement Marta Arnaldi (Oxford) in conversation with Charles Forsdick (Liverpool). Marta Arnaldi, Charles Forsdick 29 May 2020
5 Translating Illness: The Case of COVID-19 Marta Arnaldi (Principal Investigator, Translating Illness, Oxford) in conversation with author Nicola Gardini (Oxford). Marta Arnaldi, Nicola Gardini 15 May 2020
6 We Are Not Good at Translating Lab Science Into New Medicines for Patients Inaugural lecture delivered by Chas Bountra, Professor of Translational Medicine at Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Affordable Medicines, and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Innovation, University of Oxford Chas Bountra, Marta Arnaldi, Magdalena Kubiak 22 Jan 2020