April 12, 2016

Registration & Conference Information

The fourth annual conference of the International Society for Late Antique Literary Studies (ISLALS) will convene on the campuses of Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College on October 21–22, 2016.

Wyndham Alumnae House, Bryn Mawr College

Wyndham Alumnae House, Bryn Mawr College

Wyndham House, Bryn Mawr College

Wyndham House, Bryn Mawr College

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Campus Center, Haverford College

Campus Center, Haverford College

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The conference will feature 24 papers from a select group of international scholars as well as a keynote address on Friday by Mark Vessey, Professor of English and Principal of Green College at the University of British Columbia, on ‘How Much ‘Literature’ is There in Late Antiquity Anyway?

 

Registration

Travel To and Fro

Lodging at the Conference

Travel at the Conference

Sustenance at the Conference

Registration

We cordially invite scholars to attend the conference. To register, please send an email to Bret Mulligan [bmulliga[at]haverford.edu]. Please include which days you plan to attend. There will be no fee to attend the conference.

Travel To and Fro

Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College are located approximately 10 miles from downtown Philadelphia on the “Main Line”.

Travel by Air: via Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

Travel by Train: Amtrak offers regular service to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.

Travel by Car: Directions to Bryn Mawr College; Directions to Haverford College; Directions to the Sheraton University City

Free parking is available on both campuses. At Bryn Mawr, visitors may park in either the Radnor Lot (behind the Radnor dorm) or Athletics Lot near the Ward building. At Haveford, visitors must park in the South Lot at Haverford (near the Campus Center).

Parking is available at the Sheraton for $25/night.

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Lodging at the Conference

We have arranged for a special conference rate at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Nights. To secure this rate, reservations must be made before 5 p.m. on September 19th.

The conference hotel is conveniently located near 30th Street Station (AMTRAK, SEPTA), adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania. A limited number of rooms are available at Haveford College for graduate students who are presenting at the conference.

University City Area

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Travel at the Conference

Travel will be provided to Bryn Mawr College on Friday and Haverford College on Saturday. We will also provide transportation to the Conference Banquet on Saturday.

Independent travel to and from the hotel is best accomplished via regional rail (SEPTA, Thorndale-Paoli Line). Other options include taxis (610-272-1000), Uber, and Lyft.

Conference goers can travel between Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College via a 10-minute trip on the complementary Blue Bus, which runs every half hour or so.

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Sustenance at the Conference

Light complementary breakfasts will be available on campus for an hour before the start of the first session of each day. Lunch will be provided on site on Friday and Saturday. We will also provide tea and coffee breaks with light snacks during the day.

After our plenary reception Friday evening, conference goers are a leisure to sample the restaurants on the Main Line or venture into Philadelphia.

The conference will conclude on Saturday evening with a  banquet at Azie on Main (gratis for speakers and session chairs).

 

Laudes

Department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
Department of Classical Studies, Dickinson College
Office of the Provost, Haverford College
Department of Classics, Haverford College
Krista McDonnell, Haverford College
Oliva Cardona, Bryn Mawr College
Office of Communications, Bryn Mawr College