Translation in Times of Crises and War

Translation in times of crises and war is a new field of research that has been gaining traction over the past decade, particularly in light of the crises of the global age—plagues, natural disasters, wars and conflicts. During such times, it is necessary to make cross-lingual mediation and information widely accessible. Research in this field examines not only cognitive, socio-cultural, and psychological considerations that affect translation, but also those that are unique to times of war. Among the key topics of research the identity and roles of translators and interpreters, professional and non-professional alike, who operate during times of crises and war.