BUS PICK-UP AT LISBON AIRPORT

If you have not prepaid, seats are $35 (30 euros) if space is available.

1. TUESDAY MAY 29

The will be two buses on Tuesday:

A. The first will depart the Lisbon Airport at 12:00 noon. Rick Clement and his assistant Brian Harries will be coordinating that pick-up. Watch for Rick or someone else holding a sign saying MSA or MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION at International Arrivals. Should no one be there, proceed to the right in the direction of the car rentals. Outside the car rental area you will see a number of buses parked. Look for the one with the MSA sign on it. (PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO MSA BUS PRESENT BETWEEN 12-3:30).

B. The second bus will depart Lisbon Airport at 5:00 PM. Between 3:30 and 5:00 there should be someone at International Arrivals to greet and direct you to the bus. In the absence of a greeter proceed to the bus area following the directions above. AGAIN PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NOT FIND THE MSA BUS UNTIL AFTER 3:30 PM.

2. WEDNESDAY MAY 30

There will be one bus on Wednesday May 30th. That bus will depart from the Lisbon Airport for Evora at 5:00. The bus should be available for boarding at 3:30 PM. Directions and procedures described above for the Tuesday buses apply to Wednesday as well.

3. SUNDAY JUNE 3. THERE WILL BE NO MSA BUS, DUE TO INSUFFICIENT DEMAND.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 30.

1. PREHISTORIC TOUR. 9:30 AM.

The Prehistoric Tour will start at 9:30 at the Hotel Cartuxa. The bus will be available for
boarding at 9:15 and will depart at 9:30. Estimated return time is 3:00 PM. Ben Taggie and Louise Boudreau will be present at boarding.

2. HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF EVORA. 10 AM.

Professor Machado will meet the group in the courtyard of the Old University at 10:00 AM. After the departure of the Prehistoric Tour bus, Ben and Louise will escort anyone interested to the Old University (from the Cartuxa hotel). For those interested in going on their own, the Old University is behind the Se (Cathedral).

REGISTRATION DESK

The Registration Desk will be open:

 1. 5:00 – 6:00 PM on Wednesday May 30th.

 2. 8:30 – 1:15 and 3:00 – 4:00 on Thursday May 31.

 3. 8:30 – 1:15 and 3:00 – 4:00 on Friday June 1.

The Registration Desk WILL NOT be open on Saturday June 2. However, there should be a MSA representative available in the registration area to answer questions.

SESSIONS

Sessions will commence on Thursday May 31 at 9:00 AM and run through Saturday June 2 ending at 5:00 PM. Full details will be available in the printed program available at the Registration Desk.

Sessions are two-hours in length. Papers are typically 20 minutes in length. Chairs will introduce each speaker by reading their names and paper titles as printed in the program. They will insure that speakers adhere to the time schedule and will manage the question and answer session at the end of the session.

RECEPTIONS

A. UNIVERSITY OF EVORA OPENING RECEPTION. WEDNESDAY MAY 30.

The opening reception which will be hosted by the University of Evora is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM following the Opening Session. The Opening Session will start at 6:00 PM in the Aula Magna of the University. Preceding the Opening Session, Louise Boudreau will be at the Registration Desk from 5:00 – 6:00 PM.

Rick Clement will be available in the lobby of the Cartuxa Hotel from 4:30-5:00 to assist anyone who needs directions to the University. Rick will be leaving the hotel for the University around 5:15 and you are welcome to join him on the walk to the University.

B. MSA CLOSING RECEPTION SATURDAY JUNE 2.

The MSA closing reception will start at 5:30 PM at the Jardin do Paço located very near the Temple of Diana and the Pousada.

CARTUXA HOTEL

For those being displaced from the Cartuxa Hotel on June 2, you will need to check-out by 12:00 but may store your luggage in the hotel. The coach will arrive to pick you up at the Cartuxa following the MSA Reception which is scheduled to end around 7:30 PM. Everyone who has requested a room in Lisbon for June 2 has been booked at the Ibis Hotel.

POST-CONGRESS TOUR

The Post-Congress Tour will commence at the Ibis Hotel in Lisbon at 9:00 AM on Sunday June 3. Everyone on the tour will be transported to Lisbon on Saturday night following the MSA Reception. The bus will make the pick-up at the Cartuxa for passengers and luggage. We have not yet worked out the plan for picking up passengers at the Albergaria Solar de Monfalim. The problem is that the bus may not be able to get near the hotel since the street is so small. We may need to move the luggage earlier in the day to the Cartuxa. Rest assured those details will be worked out well in advance of Saturday.