Back on July, we published the interpreting track during the upcoming ATA annual conference. Here’s another great session to attend. We appreciate Lucy Gunderson, administrator of the Slavic Language Division, for letting us know about their Distinguished Speaker session on Thursday so we could share this info with you.
Early History of Simultaneous Interpreting in the USSR and in the West (Susana Greiss Lecture)
(Thursday, 3:30pm-4:30pm; All Levels; Presented in: English)
This session will focus on the speaker’s research into the invention and early adoption of simultaneous interpreting (SI) in the West and the USSR, based on recently discovered archival documents detailing the independent inventions of SI in 1925 by Edward Filene in the West and Dr. V.Z. Epshtein in the USSR. These inventions led to the development of SI systems and their first full-scale use in Moscow and Geneva in 1928.