Call for Interpreters - Global Digital Humanities Symposium

Global Digital Humanities Symposium March 23-25, 2022 |
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 12:00am to Friday, March 25, 2022 - 11:55pm

Dear colleagues,


The Global Digital Humanities Symposium at Michigan State University is in need of French-English and Spanish-English interpreters for the 7th annual Symposium, scheduled for  March 23-25, 2022. This virtual event will take place synchronously using Zoom over three days, with approximately four hours each day of activity and three hours each day of programming. Interpreters will work in teams of two, in shifts lasting not longer than 90 minutes each.

Interpreters would be responsible for providing live, synchronous French or Spanish interpretation of conference presentations in English, and English interpretation  of presentations in French or Spanish. During Q&A sessions, interpreters will provide translation of the presenter’s answers to questions, but are not responsible for translating questions asked by participants. Interpreters will be given a draft of each presentation a week in advance of the conference in order to assist with preparation. 

Compensation and Time Expectations

$80 USD per hour 


Each interpreter is likely to be assigned six hours of live interpretation during the span of the Symposium, with an estimated five hours of preparatory work in advance of the event. Details and confirmation of the schedule will come when the program is announced in early February 2021.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Native fluency in French or Spanish

  • Experience with Digital Humanities and the Humanities generally

  • Experience providing live interpretation, especially for an academic conference or in another academic context (strongly preferred)

Required Qualifications

  • Fluency in English 

  • Fluency in either Spanish or French

Technical Requirements 

  • Must have access to a computer

  • Must have access to reliable and strong internet connection

  • Must have a quiet place for providing the interpretation

  • Ideally have quality headset and microphone


Please be in touch with the Global DH Symposium Planning Committee by November 29th, 2021 to express your interest in serving as an interpreter for the event. Email Kate Topham,, to express your interest and/or to ask questions or find out more.




Kate Topham, on behalf of the Global DH Symposium Planning Committee


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