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10th Anniversary Mediterranean Studies Congress

Universidade de Évora

Évora, Portugal
May 30 - June 2, 2007


GENERAL INFORMATION


Sponsored by:

Mediterranean Studies Association

Universidade de Évora

Fundação Luso-Americana

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

University of Kansas


1. You must be a member of the Mediterranean Studies Association for 2007. Dues are $50. Dues for Editorial Board members are at the reduced rate of $40. If you are NOT a member for 2007, 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 (no slide projectors are available, only digital projectors). You may use the online form or send in a form.

3. Information on the congress hotel is available below.

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 who are giving papers or chairing sessions, however, must pre-register. THE PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2007. One form is to be filled out for each person; photocopies are acceptable. Before February 1 the registration fee is $140, and $50 for a spouse or guest. After February 1 the registration fee is $175, and $50 for a spouse or guest. At the Congress the registration fee is $250, and $50 for a spouse or guest. REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. (US currency only.)

NOTE: The $50 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.

visa.gif (2403 bytes) mcard.gif (2711 bytes)   You can pay by credit card.  See the registration form for details.

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!

1-800-893-8973 or 877-863-6654
1-616-832-3073 - fax
StellarTravel@msn.com

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MSA Bus to Évora

We are chartering a bus to go directly from the Lisbon airport to Évora (the Hotel Cartuxa and a central location such as the bus station or the central square). The bus will run on Tuesday, May 29 at about 12:00 and 5:00; on Wednesday at about 12 (times subject to adjustment). The cost is $29 prepaid; $35 (30 euros) on the bus if space is available. To reserve a seat, you must prepay.

If you wish to reserve a seat, email: lboudreau@UMassD.Edu; we can use your credit card number on file.

If we get a minimum of 20 reservations for a return run on Sunday morning from Évora to the Lisbon airport, we will charter a bus. Let us know if you also want to reserve a seat for the return trip at $29.

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From the Lisbon airport to Évora by public transportation

1. From the Lisbon airport take a taxi to “Sete Rios” – ask to be left by the bus-stop “Expressos para Évora.” The taxi costs about 7-12 euros and takes 10-15 minutes.
2. Buy your ticket at the central ticket office, which costs about 11 euros, and take one of the buses to Évora (“expressos”). The trip takes around 90-120 minutes, depending on the traffic. Between 7 am and 10 pm there are frequent buses. You can see the exact timetable at  http://www.rede-expressos.pt
3. In Évora, take a taxi to your hotel for about 4 euros. The bus stop is not far from the center and the hotels.


HotelsThe block of rooms at the Hotel da Cartuxa is reserved for the period May 29-June 2, 2007; 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. Reservations must be made by March 1. Deposit is refundable until March 1. Full payment is due April 1. Final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card April 1 unless MSA is advised otherwise. MSA IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS; CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECTLY.

Hotel da Cartuxa **** 50 rooms (breakfast included). Next to the XIVth century city wall, between the Alconchel and Raimundo city gates, the Hotel da Cartuxa in right in the middle of the historic part of Évora.
Tv. da Palmeira, 4, 7000-546 Évora
108 € double  
96 € single
http://www.hoteldacartuxa.com/belver/

To reserve a hotel room at the Cartuxa CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECTLY
CLICK HERE for the online form.
(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

CLICK HERE for a form you can print out. (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)


ALL ROOMS TAKEN Albergaria Solar de Monfalim **** 10 rooms (breakfast included) in the center of the historic part of Évora. BOOK DIRECTLY WITH THE HOTEL: reservas@monfalimtur.pt Be sure and tell them you are part of the MSA Congress to get these special rates.
Largo da Misericórdia, nº1, 7000-646 Évora. Tel. 351 266 750000; fax 351 266 742367.
50 € double  
45 € single
http://www.monfalimtur.pt/monfalim/ingles/index.html

 


Links

Information on the University of Évora

Information on Évora

3. AT THE CONGRESS

Congress Site Universidade de Évora, Largo dos Colegiais 2, 7000 Évora

ProgramCLICK HERE

Abstracts CLICK HERE

Schedule:

Wednesday, May 30
5:00 – 6:00 Registration
6:00 Opening Session
7:30 Reception sponsored by Universidade de Évora

Thursday, May 31
8:30 – 9:00 Registration and coffee
9:00 – 11:00 Session 1
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 1:15 Session 2
1:15 – 3:00 Lunch (on your own)
3:00 – 5:00 Session 3

Friday, June 1
9:00 – 11:00 Session 4
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 1:15 Session 5
1:15 – 3:00 Lunch (on your own)
3:00 – 5:00 Session 6

Saturday, June 2
9:00 – 11:00 Session 7
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 1:15 Session 8
1:15 – 3:00 Lunch (on your own)
3:00 – 5:00 Session 9
7:30 Closing reception sponsored by MSA

 

Receptions —

  • Wednesday, May 30, hosted by Universidade de Évora

  • Saturday June 2, hosted by MSA

Excursions Wednesday; May 30 (tours are concurrent)

1. Bus tour of prehistoric sites, 9:30-3, $45 (pick up at Hotel Cartuxa).

2. Walking tour of historic Évora, 10-1, $18.


Post-Congress Tour, June 3 – 7, 2007
(5 days, 4 nights),
luxury coach tour of Northern Portugal and Galicia

For full itinerary and all details, CLICK HERE
Day 1: Évora - Tomar - Batalha - Guimarães
Day 2: Guimarães - Santiago de Compostela
Day 3: Santiago de Compostela - Braga - Coimbra
Day 4: Coimbra - Conimbriga - Alcobaça - Obidos
Day 5: Obidos - Sintra - Lisbon

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: $575 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).
Deposit:  $100 due now ($200 deposit if today's date is after March 1)
2nd deposit:  $100 due on March 1
Balance due by April 15, 2007 

With increasing costs and weakening dollar, it has been necessary for the MSA to increase the cost of the tour this year. For the five full day and four night tour the price is $575.00 (based on double occupancy; single supplement $175). However, to encourage early registration we are offering a discounted price of $499.00 for those who register and pay in full by check no later that February 1.

This includes luxury coach, hotel room (4 nights), breakfast.
This does not include meals (other than those noted above), tips for guides and driver, entrance fees to sites, spending money, hotel incidentals.

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

CLICK HERE for a form you can print out.


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, btaggie@umassd.edu.


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