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Mediterranean Studies Association

2023 Conference Brno, Czech Republic

May 31 - June 3, 2023

March 2023 Newsletter

Dear MSA Colleagues,

Winter is nearly behind us, and spring is only two weeks away (at least on the calendar). That also means it is less than three months to the 25th Annual MSA International Conference in Brno, Czech Republic, May 31- June 3, 2023. As the Congress approaches, I want to remind you of some of the travel recommendations we have previously made.

1. Flight information. As odd as it may seem we advise you to fly into Vienna rather than Prague. The transportation time from Vienna to Brno is about an hour less than from Prague.

2. Transportation from Vienna Airport to Brno. There are basically four choices:
a) Train b) Coach c) Private car pickup d) Car Rental.

3. The Coach can be boarded at the Airport Bus Station. Listed travel time for the coach is 2:15 from the Airport Bus Station to Brno. The coach also leaves you off close to the Barcelo Palace Hotel.

4. The Train can be boarded at the Airport and travel time is 2:00-2:30 hours depending on if you must make a transfer at the Vienna Train Station. Be sure and check if you need to make a transfer when purchasing your ticket.

5. Private Car: Lubo Jedounek 160 Euros. Very convenient and not a lot more than the train if you can share with 1 or 2 people.


We currently have one room left at the Marriott Le Meridien in Vienna for the Post Tour. We do not have a large group, but many singles so please sign up soon if you intend to join this great Post Tour. Keep in mind the Post Tour begins in Brno and ends in Vienna.


We have received many paper proposals from colleagues who have not yet registered for the Congress. Please keep in mind you must be registered by April 15, or your paper will be removed from the Congress Program.

If you have any questions regarding matters related to the Congress or Post Tour, please contact Louise Taggie at

Looking forward to seeing you in Brno,

Ben Taggie

Mediterranean Studies Association

Box 79351, North Dartmouth, MA 02747  USA

Phone: 508-264-4854    Email: