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Catalonia & the Mediterranean

 

Universitat de Barcelona
Institut Europeu de la Mediterrania
Barcelona, Spain
May 26-29, 2004


GENERAL INFORMATION


Sponsored by:

Mediterranean Studies Association

Universitat de Barcelona

Institut Europeu de la Mediterrania

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Arizona State University

University of Kansas


The Mediterranean Studies Association's 7th annual International Congress, "Catalonia and the Mediterranean" will be held on May 26-29, 2004 at the Universitat de Barcelona and the Institut Europeu de la Mediterrania. As is the case each year, 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 plenary session and reception on the evening of May 26. Over the course of the next days over 200 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 Barcelona at the Universitat de Barcelona and the Institut Europeu de la Mediterrania, the official languages of the Congress are Catalan, Spanish, and English. In addition, complete 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 Barcelona. An optional five-day coach excursion of Northern Spain and Southern France is also being planned following the close of the Congress. 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 2004. Dues are $40. Dues for Editorial Board members are at the reduced rate of $30. If you are not a member for 2004, please pay your dues as part of the registration process below.

2. Fill out the registration form. Registration fees are non-refundable. Indicate any optional expenses such as the Wednesday excursions or the post-congress tour through northern Spain and southern France. Please note if you require audio/visual equipment. You may use the online form or send in a form.

3. If you wish to use one of the conference hotels, fill out the separate hotel registration form. You may use the online form or send in a form. The number of hotel rooms is limited. You are urged to book early.

 

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, 2004. One form is to be filled out for each person; photocopies are acceptable. Before February 1 the registration fee is $95, and $40 for a spouse or guest. After February 1 the registration fee is $120, and $40 for a spouse or guest. At the Congress the registration fee is $145, and $40 for a spouse or guest. REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. (US currency only.)

NOTE: The $40 fee is for a companion who will not be attending the sessions but who will be attending the evening social events and/or a tour (for which tickets are required). These guests do not receive a name badge or registration packet. They do receive tickets in their companion's full registration packet.

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.

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You may register online or print out the form and send it in. Note: the form to print out requires Adobe Acrobat; to get the latest version click here:

CLICK HERE for the online form.

CLICK HERE for a form you can print out.


2. GETTING TO THE CONGRESS

TransportationStellarTours is the official travel partner of the Mediterranean Studies Association. A division of Stellar Travel Services, StellarTours is a one-stop, full service company staffed by experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly consultants ready to take the worry out of your travel planning by tending to your every travel detail. Specializing in conference, group, and corporate travel, we will get you, anywhere in the world you might want to go and usually at a price lower than standard fare. Whether across the state or around the world, let our professional and personable consultants get you or your group to your destination. From negotiating discount rates with vendors to acquiring preferred seating to arranging special event tickets, we do it all so that you don't have to. It all starts with a toll free call to Deanna. Let her go to work for you so that you can relax and enjoy the trip!

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Hotels — ALL HOTEL ROOMS ARE BOOKED. NONE ARE AVAILABLE. The blocks of rooms are reserved for the period May 25-30, 2004; however, if you wish to arrive earlier or stay later we will do our best to arrange the extra nights.

If you wish to use one of the conference hotels, fill out the separate hotel registration form. You may use the online form or send in a form. The number of hotel rooms is limited. You are urged to book early.

All reservations must be made through the MSA office. Payment must be made in advance. A minimum deposit equivalent to 50% is required at time of reservation. The remainder will be due April 15, 2004.* If you fail to pay the entire amount by April 15, your reservation will be cancelled.

*NOTE: Listed prices are guaranteed until January 15, 2004. The MSA reserves the right to add a surcharge if the Euro exceeds an exchange rate of $1.25 after that date.


1. Hotel Grand Ducat
Ronda San Pere 15
08010 Barcelona
Tel 933 426 370
Fax 933 187 364

Features:
A. Headquarters Hotel
B. 10-15 minute walking distance to University.
C. Breakfast Included



2. Residencia Campo del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. 34 93 238 4800

Features:
A. 10-15 minute metro rides to University.
B. Breakfast not included but each room has a kitchen.



3. Meson Castilla
Valldoncella, 5 (junto Plazas Castilla, Universidad and Cataluna)
08001-Barcelona
Tel. 933182182
Fax. 934124020

Features:
A. 5-10 minute walking distance to University.
B. Breakfast included



4. Rocatel Hotel, Canet de Mar
Paseo Maresme 1
Canet de Mar 08360
Tel. 93 794 02 88

Features:
A. Substantial travel time required. 50-minute train rides from Plaza Catalonia to Canet de Mar (a coastal village 25 miles north). Plaza Catalonia is a ten-minute walk from the University and it is a 10-minute walk from the station in Canet de Mar to the hotel.
B. Breakfast Included
C. Beachfront and pool

 

 

 


5. Residencia Penyafort-Montserrat
Avda Diagonal 632
08028 Barcelona
Tel. 93 216 27 00
Fax 93 216 27 02


Features:
A. 10 to 15 minute Metro ride to University.
B. Breakfast included.





3. AT THE CONGRESS

Congress Site

Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Filologia, Aulari Josep Carner (modern building to left)
Facultat de Filologia
Universitat de Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007-BARCELONA

Institut Europeu de la Mediterrania
Girona street 20, 5th floor
08010-BARCELONA

ProgramCLICK HERE

 

Excursions

Wednesday, May 26, walking-tour of Art Nouveau Barcelona (including major Gaudi sites), $39. For full itinerary and all details, CLICK HERE

Wednesday, May 26, bus tour to Tarragona, Roman and medieval sites, $39. FULL-- no more seats available. For full itinerary and all details, CLICK HERE

Post-Congress Tour, May 30-June 3 (5 days, 4 nights), luxury coach tour through the Pyrenees

 

 

 

 

For full itinerary and all details, CLICK HERE
Day 1: Barcelona to Carcasonne, France, via Queribus and Peyrepertuse (visiting castles and historical sights); hotel, Donjon Best Western (breakfast included).
Day 2: tour Albi and Mazamet (visiting castles and historical sights), return to Carcasonne; hotel, Donjon Best Western (breakfast included).
Day 3: depart Carcasonne for LaVella, Andorra, via Cloister of St. Hilaire and Montsegur (visiting castles and historical sights); hotel, Crowne Plaza Andorra (breakfast included).
Day 4: morning for shopping in Andorra; depart noon for Cardona, Spain; hotel, Parador de Cardona (restored castle; includes farewell banquet, and breakfast).
Day 5: depart for the Monastery of Montserrat; return to Barcelona dropping off in the center and at the airport; reservations can be made at the Best Western at the airport (hotel not included).
Cost per person based on double occupancy (single room requires surcharge), $490.

To register for the tour
CLICK HERE for the online form.

CLICK HERE for a form you can print out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receptions —

  • Wednesday, May 26, 6:00 pm, opening session and reception hosted by the Universitat de Barcelona

  • Saturday May 29, 6:00 pm, reception, hosted by the Institut Europeu de la Mediterrania, 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 CONGRESS

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, msa@umassd.edu.


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