Occitania-Provence and the Mediterranean: Contributions, Exchanges, and Relationships
Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme
Aix-en-Provence, France, May 23-26, 2001
Mediterranean Studies Association
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
The Mediterranean Studies Associations 4th annual International Congress, "Occitania-Provence and the Mediterranean: Contributions, Exchanges, and Relationships" will be held on May 23-26, 2001 at the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme in Aix-en-Provence, France. Papers and sessions on all subjects relating to the Mediterranean region and Mediterranean cultures around the world from all periods are encouraged. Following a day of optional excursions, the congress will open with a reception on the evening of May 23. Over the course of the next days over 150 scholarly papers will be delivered before an international audience of about 250 scholars, academics, and experts in a wide range of fields. The official languages of the congress are French and English. In addition, several special sessions in Portuguese (focused on Franco-Portuguese cultural relationships) are being planned. Finally sessions in any Mediterranean language are welcome. A number of special events are being planned for conference participants that will highlight the unique cultural aspects of Aix-en-Provence. The congress is sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Association, the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme (a research department of l'Université de Provence, in conjunction with l'Université d'Aix-Marseille and CNRS), the City of Aix-en-Provence, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Arizona State University, and the University of Kansas. Selected revised papers will be considered for publication in the Associations journal, Mediterranean Studies.
1. You must be a member of the Mediterranean Studies Association for 2001. Dues are $40. Dues are waived for Advisory Board members; dues for Council or Editorial Board members are at the reduced rate of $30. If you are not a member for 2001, please pay your dues as part of the registration process below.
2. Fill out the registration form. Indicate any optional expenses such as the excursion and lunches. Registration fees are non-refundable. Please note if you require audio/visual equipment.
3. If you wish to use one of the conference hotels, fill in your hotel preferences, dates, etc. The number of hotel rooms is limited. You are urged to book early. Note: A deposit is required.
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, 2001. One form is to be filled out for each person; photocopies are acceptable. Before February 1 the registration fee is $85, and $40 for a spouse or guest. After February 1 the registration fee is $110, and $40 for a spouse or guest. At the Congress the registration fee is $135, 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.
You can pay by credit card. See the registration form for details.
There are two types of registration form (there is only one form for registration and hotel reservations).
CLICK HERE for a form you can print out (requires Adobe Acrobat).
CLICK HERE for a form in Microsoft Word for Windows 7.0 format that you can edit on your computer.
2. GETTING TO THE CONFERENCE
Transportation Special travel rates have been arranged through the official MSA travel service, Stellar Travel. Call 800-893-8973 or 877-863-6654.
Shuttle transportation between Aix and the Marseilles airport (click here for the Marseilles Airport)
AIX-EN-PROVENCE / AEROPORT
AEROPORT / AIX-EN-PROVENCE
Durée du trajet : 30 mn environ Tarif : aller simple 47F / aller-retour
(includes breakfast) ALL
(does not include breakfast) ALL ROOMS TAKEN
Comfort Hotel Les Floridianes (includes breakfast) ALL
The blocks of rooms are reserved for the period May 22-27, 2001; however, if you wish to arrive earlier or stay later we will do our best to arrange the extra nights.
For hotel registration use the registration form above.
3. AT THE CONFERENCE
des Sciences de l'Homme, 5, rue du Château de l'Horloge BP 647
Wednesday, May 23, 8-4 optional excursion; 5:30
pm, reception at City Hall
big>Program click HERE.
Excursion A few seats are still available. Optional all-day excursion on Wednesday, May 23 (lunch not included). From Aix we will drive to Pont du Gard and after a brief visit, we will drive through Nîmes and view the Roman Maison Carrée and the famous Arènes, a twin Roman Amphitheater of that of Arles. Next we will go to a major visit of Roman and Medieval Arles, with a view of the Centre Van Gogh. Free time for lunch. After Arles we will return toAix. Cost is $38 per person (sign up on the registration form).
4. AFTER THE CONFERENCE
Publications Participants are invited to submit their revised papers for consideration for publication in the Associations journal, Mediterranean Studies. See Guidelines for Contributors.
Questions concerning the conference should be directed to Benjamin F. Taggie, Executive Director, Mediterranean Studies Association, firstname.lastname@example.org.