Genoa, Columbus, & the Mediterranean
Mediterranean Studies Association
The Mediterranean Studies Association's 9th annual International Congress, "Genoa, Columbus, and the Mediterranean" will be held on May 24-27, 2006 at the Università di Genova, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia. 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 24. Over the course of the next days over 200 scholarly papers will be delivered before an international audience of about 300 scholars, academics, and experts in a wide range of fields. Held in the center of Genoa at the Università di Genova, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, the official languages of the Congress are Italian 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 Liguria. An optional six-day coach excursion of Liguria and Tuscany 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 2006. Dues are $50. Dues for Editorial Board members are at the reduced rate of $40. If you are NOT a member for 2006, 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. Please note if you require audio/visual equipment. You may use the online form or send in a form.
3. Information on the congress hotels is available below.
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, 2006. One form is to be filled out for each person; photocopies are acceptable. Before February 1 the registration fee is $125, and $40 for a spouse or guest. After February 1 the registration fee is $150, and $40 for a spouse or guest. At the Congress the registration fee is $200, 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 The blocks of rooms at the following three hotels are reserved for the period May 24-27, 2006; however, if you wish to arrive earlier or stay later we will do our best to arrange the extra nights. These rooms will be booked through the MSA. Cost of rooms are in Euros. Amount charged will be based on the Universal Currency Converter the day charges are made. First night payment is required to reserve room. Deposit is refundable until March 1. Full payment is due April 1. Final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card April 1unless MSA is advised otherwise.
1. Hotel Bristol Palace **** 25 rooms (breakfast included) ALL ROOMS ARE TAKEN
3. Hotel Helvetia *** 15 rooms (breakfast included) ALL ROOMS ARE TAKEN
4. Hotel Savoia **** 10 rooms (breakfast included) ALL ROOMS ARE TAKEN
To reserve a hotel room in one of these three hotels
CLICK HERE for a form you can print out. (no longer available)
The following hotels must be booked directly (not through the MSA).
1. Hotel La Capannina *** 30 Rooms
Bed & Breakfasts - There are many inexpensive B&B's in Genoa that can be booked through a central website. It is important that you book these rooms through this website: www.columbusvillage.com. Identify yourself as being associated with the MSA Congress and they will attempt to find you accommodations as close to the University as possible.We have been assured that all rooms in the B&B Association are clean and comfortable. Prices will vary.
3. AT THE CONGRESS
Congress Site Università di Genova, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, via Balbi 2
Abstracts CLICK HERE
Wednesday, May 24
Università di Genova
Thursday, May 25
Friday, May 26
Saturday, May 27
Excursion Wednesday; May 24
Walking Tour of Historical Genoa, $42
(Starting point at the Palazzo Ducale at 9:00)
Post-Congress Tour, May 28-June 1 (5 days, 4 nights), luxury coach tour of Liguria & Tuscany
For full itinerary and all details, CLICK
PAYMENT SCHEDULE: $495 per person based on double occupancy (single room supplement $175). Please make all checks payable to Mediterranean Studies Association; you may also charge your credit card (see below).
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.