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Crossing Boundaries:

Europe Arrives in the New World

 

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

 

Universidade Federal da Bahia

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

May 24-27, 2000

 


GENERAL INFORMATION


Sponsored by:

Mediterranean Studies Association

Universidade Federal da Bahia

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

  • Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture

Arizona State University

  • Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

University of Kansas


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, 2000. One form is to be filled out for each person; photocopies are acceptable. Before February 1 the registration fee is $125 ($85 for Mediterranean Studies Association members who have paid 2000 dues), and $40 for a spouse or guest. After February 1 the registration fee is $150 ($110 for Mediterranean Studies Association members who have paid 2000 dues), and $40 for a spouse or guest. At the Conference the registration fee is $175 ($135 for Mediterranean Studies Association members who have paid 2000 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, P.O. Box 79564, North Dartmouth, MA 02747, USA.

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 97 format that you can edit on your computer.


2. GETTING TO THE CONFERENCE

Transportation — You are responsible for booking your own tickets to Salvador.  We have negotiated a special rate through Stellar Travel, our regular MSA travel agency.  Round-trip from New York to Salvador is $496.  If you would like to add on a three-day stay in Rio after the congress, the total is $599.  We also have a hotel package in Rio. Here is the itinerary (departure on May 20 is also possible):

Depart JFK On May 22 on VASP #889 at 7:15 pm
Arrive São Paulo at 6:00 am on May 23
Depart São Paulo on May 23 on VASP #164 at 8:14 am
Arrive Salvador at 10:30 am

Two options for return:

#1: By-pass Rio

Depart Salvador on May 28 on VASP #165 at 6:18 pm
Arrive São Paulo at 9:17 pm
Depart São Paulo on VASP #888 at 11:15 pm
Arrive JFK at 8:00 am

#2: Rio stop over

Depart Salvador on May 28, 29, or 31 on VASP #195 at 8:20 am
Arrive Rio at 10:30 am
Depart Rio on May 31 on VASP #786 at 9:20 pm
Arrive São Paulo at 10:20 pm
Depart São Paulo on VASP #888 at 11:30 pm
Arrive JFK at 8:00 am

Departure from other US cities (such as Chicago) is also possible.  Stellar Travel can also arrange any additional travel in Brazil and elsewhere at an advantageous rate.   Please call 800-893-8973. 

Visa — You may need to get a visa for Brazil.  For details see the following:

 

 

Hotels —

Hotels in Salvador

The following hotels are available at the listed rates for the Mediterranean Studies Association Congress, May 24-27, 2000. To reserve a room you must book through Assessoria para Assuntos Internacionais da UFBA. Rooms have been reserved for the period May 24-28; however, if you wish to arrive earlier or stay later we will do our best to arrange the extra nights at these hotels. Payment will be made directly to the hotel when you check out.

The Transamerica Hotel and the Salvador Praia Hotel are on the beach; the Portobello Ondina Beach Hotel is across the road from the beach. The Salvador Praia and the Portobello Ondina are within easy walking distance of the University. The San Marino is near the beach, but it and the Meridien are much farther from the University (in opposite directions). The Marazul is located in the Barra district, farther away yet from the University.

The hotels in order of price are

  • Transamerica Hotel ($80 single/double)
  • Salvador Praia Hotel ($58 single/double)
  • Marazul Hotel ($47.25 single, $52.50 double)
  • Portobello Ondina Beach Hotel ($50 single/double)
  • San Marino Hotel ($34 single, $45 double)

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 97 format that you can edit on your computer.

 

Transamerica Hotel

MORRO DO CONSELHO
505, RIO VERMELHO
SALVADOR, BAHIA.
Phone number: (55)(71)330-2213.


PRICE:

  • Single or double room: $80.00 (including breakfast).
  • Half pension (optional): $14.80/person.

 

 

Salvador Praia Hotel

Avenida Presidente Vargas
# 2338, Praia de Ondina
Salvador - Bahia - Brasil
Fone: (071) 245 5033
Fax: (071) 245 5003
E-mail: recmonte@recifemontehotel.com.br

The Salvador Praia Hotel is located on Ondina Beach, near the famous Barra – the city’s biggest and liveliest entertainment area. The hotel is just 4 miles from the historic center of the city, 15 minutes from the Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport, and 10 minutes from Bahia Convention Center. The Salvador Praia Hotel was the first five-star hotel in Bahia and the entire Brazilian northeast. This means that you will experience the high standards and warmth of Brazilian hospitality. 150 rooms and 14 suites, 1 of the latter the presidential suite – all have a view of the sea. Individually-controlled air conditioning units, color TV equipped with parabolic dish and private channel with films, background music, direct-dial phone, minibar, room service and baby-sitters on call 24 hours a day. Swimming pool with bar and free on-the-beach service, beach umbrella, folding chair, towel and beach mat.

  • Single or double room: $58.00 (including breakfast).
  • Triple room: $81.00 (including breakfast).
  • Half pension (Optional): $9.00/person.

 

Marazul Hotel

You can find the Marazul Hotel between Farol da Barra and Porto da Barra, two obligatory stops for tourism in Salvador. It is on the shore, in front of the very beautiful Baía de Todos os Santos and presents in its neighborhood excellent options to go shopping and to have fun. Moreover, it is only five minutes far from the Historical Center, which offers the best of Salvador’s pubs, restaurants and nightclubs.

  • Single room: $47.25 (including breakfast).
  • Double room: $52.50 (including breakfast).
  • Half pension (Optional): $12.00/person.

The hotel offers:

  • Central air conditioning
  • Color TV and frigo-bar
  • Event room
  • International cuisine
  • American Bar
  • Coffeeshop
  • 24 hours room-service
  • Swimming pool
  • Private parking
  • Coffee Service (in the room)
  • Breakfast

 

Portobello Ondina Beach Hotel

The Portobello Ondina Beach Hotel is one of the best hotels in its category. It is located in front of Ondina Beach, next to several good restaurants, pubs, dancing clubs and malls. This hotel is in an excellent location. It is 30km from the airport, 5km from the historical center, 2km from Barra Mall and next to the best of Salvador’s enterprises and tourist destinations.

  • Single / double room: $50.00 (including breakfast).
  • Triple room: $68.00 (including breakfast).
  • Half pension (Optional): $8.00/person.

Its rooms are furnished with:

  • Air conditioner
  • Color TV
  • Frigo-bar
  • Sound system
  • Coffee service (at the Hotel Reception).

The hotel completes its service offerings:

  • International cuisine
  • Swimming pool / Pub
  • Lobby Pub
  • Laundry
  • 24 hours Room Service
  • Suitable store
  • Private parking
  • Automobile renting
  • Sauna.

Visit one of the best Salvador hotels. Hospitality and good services are the standard of Portobello Hotels.

 

San Marino Hotel

In the city of axé music, candomblé, and the colonial architecture of Pelourinho (declared a Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO) the San Marino Hotel provides you high level services and a total infrastructure to make your vacation even more unforgettable. With 30 suites and 32 rooms equipped with TV set, refrigerator, air conditioner and sound system, the San Marino Hotel is located in the Barra district in the center of the most important tourist points, close to the most beautiful beaches and shopping centers of the city. The hotel also offers a panoramic terrace with pool, bar and restaurant with typical and international cuisine.

  • Single room: $34.00 (including half pension).
  • Double room: $45.00 (including half pension).
  • Triple room: $56.00 (including half pension).

3. AT THE CONFERENCE

Site — Universidade Federal da Bahia

Schedule — Wednesday, May 24, 6 pm - 8 pm, reception following
                    Thursday, May 25, 9 am - 5 pm
                    Friday, May 26, 9 am - 5 pm, reception at 7 pm
                    Saturday, May 27, 9 am - 5 pm

Program – Not available yet.

Receptions

  • No information yet.

4. AFTER THE CONFERENCE

Publications — Participants are invited to submit their revised papers for consideration for publication. Papers will be considered for publication in the Association’s journal, Mediterranean Studies. See Guidelines for Contributors.


Questions concerning the conference should be directed to MSA@umassd.edu.


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