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Discovery, New Frontiers, and Expansion in the Luso-Hispanic Worlds

Lisbon, May 27-30, 1998


GENERAL INFORMATION


 

Sponsored by:

Mediterranean Studies Association

Luso-American Development Foundation

Comissão Nacional para as Comemorações dos Descobrimentos Portugueses

Biblioteca Nacional

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Arizona State University


1. REGISTRATION

Registration – Everyone attending the conference is required to complete an official registration form. Individuals not presenting a paper or chairing a session may either pre-register or register on site. All conference participants, however, must pre-register. THE PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 1998. One form is to be filled out for each person; photocopies are acceptable. Before February 1 the registration fee is $100 ($75 for Mediterranean Studies Association members), and $40 for a spouse or guest. After February 1 the registration fee is $125 ($100 for Mediterranean Studies Association members), and $40 for a spouse or guest. At the Conference the registration fee is $150 ($125 for Mediterranean Studies Association members), and $40 for a spouse or guest. REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. (US currency only.)

Registration includes membership in the Mediterranean Studies Association and a subscription to the Association’s journal, Mediterranean Studies.

Please make your check or money order payable to the Mediterranean Studies Association and mail it along with your completed registration form to: Mediterranean Studies Association Conference, Office of the Provost, University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300.


2. GETTING TO THE CONFERENCE

Transportation — We have arranged a very good round-trip price from Newark and Boston to Lisbon. For this fare or other itineraries contact the conference travel agent, who specializes in Portugal, Forno’s Travel Agency, 800-265-5341. Also rental cars are available at a very good price.

Hotels — Conference housing is now full; however, because of cancellations we may have some rooms.  If you need a room contact Richard W. Clement.


3. AT THE CONFERENCE

Sites

Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD)

R. do Sacramento à Lapa, 21

Biblioteca Nacional (BN)

Campo Grande, 83

 

Schedule

May 27 (Wed.), FLAD

5:00 pm Registration

6:00 Opening session

7:00 Plenary lecture

8:00 Reception

 

May 28 (Thurs.), BN

8:30- Registration

9:00 - 11:00 Sessions (3 concurrent)

11:30 - 1:30 Sessions (3 concurrent)

1:30 - 3:00 lunch (on your own)

3:00 - 5:00 Sessions (3 concurrent)

5:30 - 6:30 Plenary lecture

7:00 - Reception at the Castelo de São Jorge

 

May 29 (Fri.), BN

9:00 - 11:00 Sessions (3 concurrent)

11:30 - 1:30 Sessions (3 concurrent)

1:30 - 3:00 lunch (on your own)

3:00 - 5:00 Sessions (3 concurrent)

5:30 - 6:30 Plenary lecture

 

May 30 (Sat.), FLAD

9:00 - 11:00 Sessions (3 concurrent)

11:15 - 1:00 Sessions (3 concurrent)

1:00 - 3:00 lunch (on your own)

3:00 - 5:00 Sessions (3 concurrent)

 

Program – The final program is now available.  The printed version will be available at the conference registration desk along with your name badge.

 

Receptions

May 27, Luso-American Development Foundation, sponsored by FLAD

May 28, Castelo de São Jorge, sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Association, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University

 

Publishers’ Exhibits — We expect a number of publishers and booksellers will be exhibiting and offering conference participants a discount on purchases.


4. AFTER THE CONFERENCE

Expo98 — The fact that the Expo is running concurrently with the conference has made things very difficult for the conference organizers and, to a lesser degree, for the conference participants. However, having surmounted these difficulties, do enjoy the Expo. A special visit may be organized for participants either before or after the conference, but you can always visit on your own. To purchase tickets before you arrive call Forno’s Travel Agency (800-265-5341).

Publications — Participants are invited to submit their revised papers for consideration for publication. Papers on the conference theme will be considered for publication in Discovery, New Frontiers, and Expansion in the Luso-Hispanic Worlds (New York: Peter Lang). Papers on other Mediterranean themes will be considered for publication in the Association’s journal, Mediterranean Studies. Submissions should be in English, conform to the Chicago Manual of Style (14th ed.) for documentation (Chapter 15, Documentation One), and be no longer than 30 double-spaced typewritten pages. Submissions must be original and cannot have been published elsewhere. Translations of published articles are generally not accepted. Illustrations must be supplied by the author and permissions must be secured. Submissions should be on both paper and disk.


Questions concerning the conference should be directed to Richard W. Clement, President, Mediterranean Studies Association, rclement@ukans.edu.