Students walk through the new arch on the esplanade extension that connects the Kent State campus with downtown Kent.


The Institute for Applied Linguistics

This NEH Summer Institute in Translation Studies will take place at Kent State University. Kent State University’s Institute for Applied Linguistics, founded in 1988, has the largest U.S. graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) Translation Studies program in the U.S. and is recognized internationally as a leading Translation Studies research and instructional center. It is home to Translation and Interpreting Studies (TIS), the only American journal devoted to Translation and Interpreting Studies (edited by Baer), and the American Translation Association Scholarly Series (edited by Massardier-Kenney). The University Library has an outstanding collection in Translation Studies both in print and electronically and provides excellent facilities for individual research. In addition, NEH Institute scholars will have access to Ohio Link, an extremely efficient interlibrary loan service linking all major libraries in Ohio. The department of Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures and the College of Arts and Sciences with which the Institute for Applied Linguistics is affiliated will co-host both professional and social activities for participants, including an initial reception and orientation and various social activities during the Institute. The department will provide office space for participants, as well as copying privileges. Seminar meetings will be held in a fully equipped, comfortable, air-conditioned room and we will have access to the Institute’s 36 stations computer laboratory, which is equipped to handle multiple scripts.

Nearby Cities

Kent State is within walking distance of Kent, a thriving town and both have been recognized as a model of collaboration between town and gown. Kent offers a wide range of good (and moderately priced) restaurants, a well-attended farmer’s market, excellent parks and trails for walking and biking, summer musical events, a summer repertory theatre as well as several movie screens which show independent films. Kent is within an hour’s drive of Cleveland, which boasts one of the top five art museums in the U.S., the renowned Cinematheque, which shows foreign films rarely seen elsewhere, a famous orchestra, which has an outdoor summer program (within 30 minutes of Kent), the well-known “West Side Market,” many ethnic restaurants, and several independent bookstores.