Humanitarian Action and Translation

Exploring Switzerland’s language practises in the Red Cross child evacuations during the Second World War.

The History of the Evacuations

Over 60,000 European children were evacuated for brief periods to Switzerland. The Red Cross was just one of many wartime agencies that helped.

Translation in Switzerland

By historicising the tradition of translation in Switzerland, this project will highlight the evolution and legitimacy of Swiss translation and interpreting.

About Our Team

The project team includes Dr Chelsea Sambells (left) and Dr Elisabeth Möckli (right)

Project Goals
  • 5 international archives
  • 3 research questions
  • 12 months funding

For projects that show unconventional thinking.

SNSF Spark Fund


Providing new insight about current language and translation practises in today’s global and multilingual conflict zones.

University of Geneva

The Faculty of Translation and Interpreting is one of the oldest in the world.

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