Catalonia & the Mediterranean
Universitat de Barcelona
Mediterranean Studies Association
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.
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.
You can pay by credit card. See the registration form for details.
CLICK HERE for the online form.
CLICK HERE for a form you can print out.
2. GETTING TO THE CONGRESS
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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
2. Residencia Campo del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit 4
Tel. 34 93 238 4800
3. Meson Castilla
Valldoncella, 5 (junto Plazas Castilla, Universidad and Cataluna)
4. Rocatel Hotel, Canet de Mar
Paseo Maresme 1
Canet de Mar 08360
Tel. 93 794 02 88
5. Residencia Penyafort-Montserrat
3. AT THE CONGRESS
Facultat de Filologia,
Aulari Josep Carner (modern
building to left)
Institut Europeu de la Mediterrania
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
To register for the tour
CLICK HERE for a form you can print out.
4. AFTER THE CONGRESS
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, email@example.com.