In the academic year 2019/2020, the students of the Chair for Translation Studies’ specialization classes dealt with texts on the life and work of Franciszek Xawery Pusłowski, a benefactor of the Jagiellonian University. In order to translate the texts, the students created term bases, which was a valuable opportunity to gain knowledge about terminology from the fields of history, architecture and art history. Computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools were also used. Moreover, the students had the opportunity to visit the Pusłowski Palace, located at 10 Westerplatte street in Kraków, and were guided by Róża Książek-Czerwińska, who is a co-author of the catalogue and curator of the exhibition titled Xawery Pusłowski: A Man with a Cracovian, Polish and Global Perspective. The visit allowed the students to watch the estate’s interiors that were described in the translated texts. Participation in the project has not only given the students an opportunity to develop their translation competences (some of them have also discovered their talent for translating poetry) but also let them learn a lot about the life of one of the most interesting Poles of the first half of the 20th century.
Academic supervision of the project: Olga Mastela, Ph.D.