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German term or phrase:Festschrift
English translation:festschrift
Entered by: Vesna Zivcic
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22:05 Apr 26, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Festschrift
Wir wollen mit dieser Festschrift [...] sein Lebenswerk würdigen.

Can anyone help?
ChristinaT
Local time: 14:32
festschrift
Explanation:
In US academic circles, festschrift is used commemorate the achievement of a certain age or retirement by a professor. It frequently includes an important essay by the person being commemorated, as well as essays by his/her former students, associates and friends, generally on a topic related to the professor's area of research.
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Kevin Fulton
United States
Local time: 08:32
Grading comment
Thank you, Kevin!

And thanx to all the others, as well!

: )
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nacommemorative publicationBarbara O.
naFestschrift
Vesna Zivcic
nacommemorative publicationSibylle Ferner
nafestschriftKevin Fulton


  

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6 mins
festschrift


Explanation:
In US academic circles, festschrift is used commemorate the achievement of a certain age or retirement by a professor. It frequently includes an important essay by the person being commemorated, as well as essays by his/her former students, associates and friends, generally on a topic related to the professor's area of research.


    Former academic
Kevin Fulton
United States
Local time: 08:32
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 435
Grading comment
Thank you, Kevin!

And thanx to all the others, as well!

: )
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7 mins
commemorative publication


Explanation:
A Festschrift is a commemorative publication issued at the occasion of an anniversary, someone's birthday, death or similar, published, as mentioned in your text, "in honour of the life's work" of a special person.

HTH
Sibylle

Sibylle Ferner
Local time: 02:32
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 29
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11 mins
Festschrift


Explanation:
Festschrift [Publication Type]
A collection of essays or other writings contributed by students, teachers, colleagues, and admirers to honor a scholar, physician, or other scientist on a special occasion noting an event of importance in his or her life.


    Reference: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/pubtypes.htm
Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 14:32
Native speaker of: Croatian
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34 mins
commemorative publication


Explanation:
I would go as well for commemorative publication. I just wanted to give the following hit on the web. Also if you look up commemorative publication or festschrift you get quite a bunch of hits.

Festschrift Prof. Tschemmernegg

FESTSCHRIFT 60. Geburtstag COMMEMORATIVE PUBLICATION 60th Birthday PROF.
TSCHEMMERNEGG Die Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag von Prof. Tschemmernegg
beinhaltet 40 Beiträge von 70 Autoren auf rund 600 Seiten zu den Themen: Allgemein
technische Belan
stahlbau.uibk.ac.at

I hope it helps.

Barbara


    as menitioned above
Barbara O.
United States
Local time: 05:32
PRO pts in pair: 4
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