Studies Association

Volume 2.5 January 13, 2020


Dear MSA Colleagues,

The February 1 deadline for early registration is quickly approaching. The MSA Office and Program Committee is endeavoring to keep up with the large number of paper submissions and registrations that have been received as the deadline approaches. Given the large number of proposals and registrations being received we will attempt to respond as quickly as possible. Please get your registration in and take advantage of the Early Registration $75.00 savings.


The original 22 rooms for the tour are sold out. Fortunately, we have managed to procure a final allotment of three additional hotel rooms for the Congress Post Tour. There will absolutely be no additional rooms when these rooms are taken, the tour will be sold out. If you intend to join the tour, please get your registration in soon and not be disappointed.


A few words about transportation. For those making a connection in London there is no problem, there are direct flights to Gibraltar on British Airways. There are very few airlines besides British Airway with direct flights into Gibraltar. The nearest major airport is in Malaga where you can connect in Madrid, Lisbon, and many other European cities. In the summer there is also a direct Delta flight from JFK to Malaga. If you do fly into Malaga, you will need transportation to Gibraltar which is about 1:30 from the Malaga Airport (which is on the west side of Malaga) by car. When Louise and I flew from Lisbon to Malaga in October we used a transportation service recommended by our Congress President, Jennifer Ballentine. We used Michael Cohen Private Car Service, email cohenmichael0725@gmail.comTel No; 0034 679 339 396. We had an Irish Driver Tom who was excellent, the cost was 110 GBP. If you fly into Algeciras it is only 35 GBP.

For more information please visit our website at


Ben Taggie

President/Executive Director

Mediterranean Studies Association

Mediterranean Studies Association

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