MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
NOVEMBER 27, 2016 UPDATE

 

Dear MSA Colleagues,

PAPER/PANEL SUBMISSIONS
2016 is quickly moving to an end and we remind you that the preliminary submission DEADLINE for proposals is February 1. The Program Committee would greatly appreciate your paper/panel submissions as soon as possible.

CONGRESS POST TOUR
We have been able to obtain two additional hotel rooms for the Congress Post Tour; so we have two rooms still available. It is unlikely we will be able to obtain additional rooms so those planning to go on the Post Tour are encouraged to register very soon and avoid being disappointed.

HOTELS ACCOMODATIONS
Hope you are finding lodging in Valletta without difficulty. Prices will continue to increase as we move closer to the Congress. For example, double rooms at the Grand Excelsior (Website www.excelsior.com.mt) that were 157.50 Euro in October using the MICEBOOKER discount code are now180 Euros and will continue to increase so do not delay in making your reservations.

COMPASS ENTERTAINMENT
At the 2016 Congress in Palermo I mentioned the opportunity for academics to serve as Destination or Special Topic Speakers on prestigious cruise lines such as Silver Seas, Azamara, Windstar, Cunard and Viking. There was a great deal of interest in this opportunity so I am happy to report that Ms. Laura Flager, Director, Outreach Division of Compass Entertainment will be in attendance at the Malta Congress to answer question and interview candidates for these unique experiences.

Happy Holidays,

Ben Taggie
Executive Director
Mediterranean Studies Association