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Registration     Transportation    Hotel    Schedule


Crossing Boundaries: Europe Encounters New Worlds

An International Conference in Celebration of the Quincentenary of Cabral’s Voyage to Brazil

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University of Coimbra, Portugal, May 26-29, 1999


GENERAL INFORMATION


Sponsored by:

Mediterranean Studies Association

Luso-American Development Foundation

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

University of Coimbra

  • Instituto de História da Expansão Ultramarina
  • Biblioteca Geral

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

  • Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture

Arizona State University

  • Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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, 1999. One form is to be filled out for each person; photocopies are acceptable. Before February 1 the registration fee is $100 ($70 for Mediterranean Studies Association members who have paid 1999 dues), and $40 for a spouse or guest. After February 1 the registration fee is $130 ($100 for Mediterranean Studies Association members who have paid 1999 dues), and $40 for a spouse or guest. At the Conference the registration fee is $150 ($120 for Mediterranean Studies Association members who have paid 1999 dues), and $40 for a spouse or guest. REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. (US currency only.)

Registrants must pay in US dollars and are urged to use a US bank so as to avoid exorbitant bank fees.  Registrants who wish to pay with a check drawn on a foreign bank may do so, but must add $8 to the total to cover bank fees.

visa.gif (2403 bytes) mcard.gif (2711 bytes)   You can pay by credit card.  See the registration form for details.

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.

There are two types of registration form.

CLICK HERE for a form you can print out.

CLICK HERE for a form in Microsoft Word for Windows 7.0 format that you can edit on your computer.


nao.jpg (29337 bytes)2. GETTING TO THE CONFERENCE

Transportation — In order to guarantee you the lowest cost and most convenient travel from North America to Lisbon, an airfare discount has been negotiated with Continental Airlines through Stellar Travel Services, the official travel agency of the Mediterranean Studies Association.  These fares are flexible for both departure and return dates. Call 1-800-893-8973 as soon as possible to take advantage of these special rates.  Very good rates on rental cars are available from Stellar Travel.

Transportation to Coimbra from Lisbon or Oporto If you arrive in Lisbon, you can either take a taxi or a bus to the Railway Station (Gare do Oriente or Santa Apolónia). If you arrive in Oporto, you should take a taxi to the Campanhã Railway Station.  There are daily trains connecting the three cities (Lisbon-Coimbra-Porto).  You can see the schedules of the trains in Alfa/Intercity trains (the fast national connections) and Inter-Regional and Regional trains.  In both cases you should exit in Coimbra-B railway station, where you can take a train connection to the small Coimbra-A station in the city centre (this connection is free of charges). On the left side of this Central station you can take a bus (nº 1) direct to the University.

There are also daily buses connecting the three cities (Lisbon-Coimbra-Oporto). You can see the schedules of the buses in Rede Expressos. The bus stations are not located at the airports, so you will need to take either a taxi or a bus from the airport to the bus station.

Taxi from Lisbon Airport to Gare do Oriente railway station, price: ~750 (PTE)
Taxi from Lisbon Airport to Santa Apolónia railway station or bus station, price: ~1500 (PTE)
Train from Lisbon, price: from 1400 (PTE) to 3600 (PTE) (depending on the kind of train and the class of ticket)
Bus from Lisbon, price: ~1500 (PTE)
Taxi from Coimbra-B railway station or bus station to hotel, price: ~1000 (PTE)
Taxi from Oporto airport to railway station, price: ~3000 (PTE)
Train from Oporto, price: from 950 (PTE) to 2350 (PTE) (depending on the kind of train and the class of ticket).

Train services http://www.cp.pt/
Bus services http://www.rede-expressos.pt/index_uk.htm


HotelWe have a block of rooms at the Hotel Ibis. Singles are $58/night and doubles are $65/night. The block is reserved for the period May 25-29; however, if you wish to arrive earlier or stay later we will do our best to arrange the extra nights at the Ibis. These rooms must be booked through us.  Of course you may stay at any hotel you choose. 

All rooms have been taken.

All room reservations must be accompanied by at least a 50% deposit.

There are two types of hotel registration form.

CLICK HERE for a form you can print out.

CLICK HERE for a form in Microsoft Word for Windows 7.0 format that you can edit on your computer.


3. AT THE CONFERENCE

Site — University of Coimbra

Schedule — Wednesday, May 26, 6 pm - 8 pm, reception following
                    Thursday, May 27, 9 am - 5 pm
                    Friday, May 28, 9 am - 5 pm, reception at 7 pm
                    Saturday, May 29, 9 am - 1:30 pm

Program – click HERE.

Receptions

  • Wednesday, May 26, 8pm, cocktail reception in the Senado room hosted by the Reitor
  • Friday, May 28, 7pm, reception in the Sala das Flores, Quinta das Lágrimas, hosted by the Mediterranean Studies Association, Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University

4. AFTER THE CONFERENCE

Publications — Participants are invited to submit their revised papers for consideration for publication. Papers on the conference theme will be considered for publication in a special volume devoted to the conference theme.  Papers on other Mediterranean themes will be considered for publication in the Association’s journal, Mediterranean Studies. See Guidelines for Contributors.


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