Australiano (Centre d´Estudis Australians) Universitat de Barcelona
Australian Studies Centre
"MYTH, HISTORY AND MEMORY"
JULY 28th-31st 2008
SCULPTURE Myth, History and Memory BY JAIME DE CÓRDOBA. Professor of Fine Arts, Universitat de Barcelona.
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The History of the "Rolling" Conferences
This comes as Conference No 5, in a sequence of rolling conferences which began in Barcelona in 2004 with "Landscapes of Exile". The next convenor was Terri-ann White at the University of Western Australia under the title "Landscapes and Exiles: Belonging and Home" held in 2005 at New Norcia Monastery. The third conference in 2006 took place at Byron Bay and was organised by Baden Offord at Southern Cross University and titled "Landscapes of Exile: Australia Once Perilous, Now Safe" and this year saw the fourth conference organised by Peter Read at ANU titled "Indigenous Auto/Biographies"
THE CONFERENCE AND ITS THEME
The title for this conference was suggested to Sue Ballyn by Prof. Vin d´Cruz and we are most greatful to him for such a gift.
There will be no call for papers as we only intend to have some 50 speakers over the four days in single sessions with enough time after each to generate lively and fruitful discussion. As a result we are asking specialists in various areas to participate.
If however you feel that you would like to offer a paper then please contact the convenor, Sue Ballyn, on email@example.com as soon as possible
The title opens itself to any field and any approach. We are interested in fomenting interdisciplinary conversations and looking for papers that will cover everything from environmental studies to creative writing. Previous conferences hace covered exile, Convict Studies, Oral History, Geology, Theology, Environmental Studies, Art, Creative Writing, Spanish Civil War Studies, Indigenous Studies, Whiteness Studies, Queer Studies, Migration, Refugee Studies and the list can and hopefully will be extended.
Title of paper
Body of Abstract
The document should be in Word
format, Times New Roman 12 point
NB! Please also send a brief biography in a separate attachment
Please send by e.mail attachment to the following people
Sue Ballyn : firstname.lastname@example.org
Elisa Morera de la Vall : email@example.com
READ THE ABSTRACTS
All conference participants will
be responsible for booking their own accommodation in Barcelona. However,
we will suggest places that you may like to consider and these will be
put on the web page within the next few weeks. Barcelona will
be extremely busy at this time.
We would therefore suggest that all bookings should be made well in advance, perhaps as early as January or February 2008.
Here are some web pages for online booking which might prove useful. Please remember that the University building is in Plaza Universidad/Placa Universitat and is very close to the central square Plaza Cataluña/ Placa Catalunya
Hotels Online Booker
Hotels: Discount Barcelona Hotels Book Online
Note this is useful site but
can be slow loading
The nearest Hotel to the University on their list is Citadines Barcelona Ramblas. There are many close in to the vicinity of the University
Hotels for Less
Browse by area: City Centre, Ramblas, Plaza de Catalunya and Gothic areas These are all within easy reach of the University
Barcelona City Hall Page in English.TRANSPORT INTO THE CITY
This includes information on
transport into the city from the airport and so forth. It also has an accommodation
page. The form will ask you to fill in an institution name to try and search
for hotels near the University. The name you need to fill in is:
Universitat de Barcelona, Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585
On the other hand you can just search according to category of hotel.
125€ for members of The
Australian Studies Centre, Barcelona University
150€ for non-members. To find out how to join contact Susan Ballyn on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Membership is free
30€ for Students for both days
16€ for one day
Registration will include the
conference documentation, morning and afternoon tea.
Dinner must be paid for separately but we will do our best to find somewhere nice and which will suit all pockets.
You can register in two ways:
1/ By sending a cheque to Susan
Ballyn made out to "Universitat de Barcelona Landscapes" to the following
Dr. Susan Ballyn
Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
Facultad de Filología
Universitat de Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona Spain
2/ You may prefer to pay in cash on registering thus avoiding bank charges.
Elisa Morera de la Vall
External Scientific Committee
Universitat de Barcelona
The Australian Embassy Madrid
International University Studies Centre (IUSC)
Australia Spain Business Association (ASBA)
and Exiles: Belonging and Home 2005
of Exile: Australia Once Perilous Now Safe 2006
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