In the first funding phase (2018–2021) it will be necessary to carry out a general stocktaking – that is, an evaluation, comparison and systematisation – of fundamental research in the form of intercultural comparative studies in all areas and individual projects, as the intra- and trans-European as well as global translation movements of the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries were highly dynamic.
The second funding phase (2021-2024) will place increased emphasis on investigating global interrelationships and regional particularities, as well as on subjecting both place- and time-specific translation criteria to critical review. The characterization of the Early Modern period as one strongly shaped by translation methods and activities is also to be re-examined by way of contributions undertaking to reappraise translation practices from the intercultural, trans-European, and post-colonial perspectives. To complement the projects of the first funding phase, we would especially welcome applications with a temporal focus on the fifteenth and/or sixteenth centuries and/or a geographical focus on Eastern Europe, North America, and the African continent. The deadline for applications was 27 October 2020.