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Iberia & the Mediterranean


Universidad de Granada

Granada, Spain
May 29-June 1, 2002



Sponsored by:

Mediterranean Studies Association

Universidad de Granada

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Arizona State University

University of Kansas

The Mediterranean Studies Association's 5th annual International Congress, "Iberia and the Mediterranean" will be held on May 29-June 1, 2002 at the Universidad de Granada in Granada, Spain. 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, including the Alhambra, the congress will open with a plenary session and reception on the evening of May 29. 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. Held in the center of the old city at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas, the official languages of the congress are Spanish and English. In addition, sessions in any Mediterranean language are welcome. A number of special events are being planned for congress participants that will highlight the unique cultural aspects of Granada. The congress is sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Association, the Universidad de Granada, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Arizona State University, and the University of Kansas. Selected revised papers will be considered for publication in the Association's journal, Mediterranean Studies.

1. You must be a member of the Mediterranean Studies Association for 2002. Dues are $40. Dues for Council or Advisory Board or Editorial Board members are at the reduced rate of $30. If you are not a member for 2002, please pay your dues as part of the registration process below.

2. Fill out the registration form. Indicate any optional expenses such as an excursion. 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 preference, dates, etc. The number of hotel rooms is limited. You are urged to book early. Note: A deposit is required.



RegistrationEveryone 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, 2002. 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.

visa.gif (2403 bytes) mcard.gif (2711 bytes)   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. Note: requires Adobe Acrobat; to get the latest version click here:

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


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HotelsWe have blocks of rooms at two hotels: the Hotel Granada Center (ALL ROOMS TAKEN), and the Hotel Aben Humeya (ALL ROOMS TAKEN). All buses to the congress site will depart and return to both hotels (but the congress site is within walking distance). All reservations must be made through the MSA office. Payment must be made in advance. A minimum deposit equivalent to one night's stay is required at this time (you may pay the entire amount if you wish). The remainder will be due April 15, 2002. If you fail to pay the entire amount by April 15, you will forfeit your deposit and your room will be given to another. NOTE: Prices are guaranteed upon payment, but are subject to change up to that time as the exchange rate may fluctuate.

NOTE: we have secured a few rooms at the Hotel Residencia Los Basilios which is very close to the conference center (there will be no bus pick-up from this hotel). The price is $45 for a single, $55 for a double, including breakfast. Please contact us immediately if you want one of these rooms: ALL ROOMS TAKEN


Hotel Granada Center (includes breakfast)
Avda. Fuentenueva s/n
18002.- GRANADA
Tel: 34 958 205000
Fax: 34 958 289696
Single $100.00
Double $126.00


Hotel Aben Humeya (does not includes breakfast) ALL ROOMS TAKEN
Avda. de Madrid,10
18012.GRANADA (Spain)
Tel: (958) 295061 INT 34 958 295061
Fax: (958) 271084 INT 34 958 271084
Single $53.00
Double $72.00

The blocks of rooms are reserved for the period May 28-June 2, 2002; 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.

Links to Sites about Granada:



SiteCentro de Lenguas Modernas, Placeta del Hospicio Viejo, s/n (Realejo) 18009 GRANADA

The University Modern Language Centre, Centro de Lenguas Modernas, is located in the central "granadino" district of the "Realejo," and is housed in the historic palace of Santa Cruz (16th century), which has been specially restored for teaching purposes. Since restoration was completed in 1992, the new Centro de Lenguas Modernas offers not only Spanish Courses for Foreigners (Spanish Language and Culture) but also a variety of Foreign Language Courses. The Centre is fully equipped with a library, and the most up-to-date audiovisual aids both in the classrooms and in language laboratories set up for multimedia and audio-video activities.









Wednesday, May 29

8:00 am - 1:30 pm Optional excursion to Alhambra and Granada

6:00 pm Opening Session, Aula Magna, Facultad de Ciencias Economicas y Empresariales
8:00 pm Reception hosted by the Rector, at the Hospital Real

Thursday, May 30

9:00 - 11:00 am Sessions (1), Centro de Lenguas Modernas
11:00 - 11:30 am Coffee break
11:30 - 1:30 pm Sessions (2), Centro de Lenguas Modernas
1:30 - 3:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
3:00 - 5:00 pm Sessions (3), Centro de Lenguas Modernas
5:00 - 5:30 pm Coffee break
5:30 - 7:30 pm Sessions (4), Centro de Lenguas Modernas
10:00 pm Depart for the Corpus Christi Fiesta

Friday, May 31

9:00 - 11:00 am Sessions (5), Centro de Lenguas Modernas
11:00 - 11:30 am Coffee break
11:30 - 1:30 pm Sessions (6), Centro de Lenguas Modernas
1:30 - 3:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
3:00 - 5:00 pm Sessions (7), Centro de Lenguas Modernas
5:00 - 5:30 pm Coffee break
5:30 - 7:30 pm Sessions (8), Centro de Lenguas Modernas
9:00 pm Reception hosted by the MSA, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Arizona State University, at the Carmen de la Victoria

Saturday, June 1

9:00 - 11:00 am Sessions (9), Centro de Lenguas Modernas
11:00 - 11:30 am Coffee break
11:30 - 1:30 pm Sessions (10), Centro de Lenguas Modernas



  • Optional day excursion on Wednesday, May 29 (lunch not included). Alhambra and Granada. Cost is $35 per person (sign up on the registration form).
  • Optional evening excursion on Thursday night to visit the Corpus Christi fiesta. Cost is $15 per person (sign up on registration form).

Receptions —

  • Wednesday, May 29, 6:00 pm, opening session and reception in the Hospital Real (above)

  • Friday, May 31, 9:00 pm, reception at the Carmen de la Victoria (below), 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


PublicationsParticipants are invited to submit their revised papers for consideration for publication in the Association’s journal, Mediterranean Studies. See Guidelines for Contributors.

Questions concerning the conference should be directed to Benjamin F. Taggie, Executive Director, Mediterranean Studies Association,

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