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|March 2015 Events|
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Celtic Studies Association
of North America
- noon - Registration Desk opens (in Charbonnel Lounge)
- 1pm - Sessions begin
FRI - 9am Sessions begin
SAT - 9am Sessions begin
SUN - 9am Sessions begin
St. Michael's College
University of Toronto
81 St. Mary Street, 1st floor
$30 - Conference Registration
(Apr18-21 THURS-SUN, not including Banquet)
$30 - Banquet (Apr19 FRI 7pm)
Banquet Sales Cutoff - Apr18 THURS 4pm
The Registration Desk will be in Charbonnel Lounge
CLICK HERE, TO REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE
CSANA sponsors a a three- to four-day conference each spring. Venues have included the University of Chicago, UCLA, Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley, St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, the University of Washington, the University of Ottawa, the University of Georgia, the City University of New York, Virginia Polytechnic University, the University of Notre Dame, McGill University, the University of Toronto, the University of Cincinnati, and Colgate University.
The annual meetings afford CSANA members, university faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars alike the opportunity to present papers on any topic in the field of Celtic Studies to an interested audience of Celticists; here we can refine ideas, enhance research, and make meaningful connections. Every effort is made to avoid concurrent sessions, so that all participants in the conference can hear every paper.
In addition to the papers submitted by members, CSANA meetings often feature invited lectures by distinguished Celtic scholars from North America and abroad. These lectures give CSANA members the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with world-renowned Celticists.
Another feature of the annual meeting is the seminar on a text selected at the previous year's conference. This is an informal discussion by all conference participants, and its aim is to enhance each reader's understanding of the text and to share ideas for presenting it in the classroom.
Finally, the meetings are a rare and delightful chance for Celticists from all over North America and the world to mingle and chat informally about our work. Most of us find that conference coffee hours, receptions, and dinners are among the most valuable experiences of the meeting.
Future Annual Meetings
2014: Roanoke, Virginia, hosted by Charlene Eska and Joseph F. Eska,
2015: UC Berkeley, hosted by Daniel F. Melia, in conjunction with the UC Celtic Studies Conference.
We have booked a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Bloor-Yorkville, 280 Bloor St. W., about a ten minute walk from the conference venue. Rooms are available at the conference rate of $129.99 single/double and $139.99 triple/quad plus tax. This rate is available for two days before and two days after the conference. The block will be held until Monday, 18 March after which it will be released for general reservations.
Reservations can be booked
- by phone - (416) 968-0010
- by fax - (416) 968-7765
- by eMail - firstname.lastname@example.org
- online - www.hitorontoblooryorkville.ca
Please quote the booking code CSA.
Most flights arrive at Pearson International Airport. There are several ways to get to the hotel from the airport: a taxi or limousine will run about $55-60; limos are flat rate, which should be confirmed with the driver before leaving the airport. A limo can hold four persons. For public transit, the best route is to take the TTC 192 Airport Rocket bus to the Kipling subway station (catch the bus on the lowest terminal levels at column R4 in terminal 1, columns C8-C12 in terminal 3). From Kipling station, take the eastbound subway to St. George station (no further fare needed). At St. George, walk back on the platform in the direction from which the subway has just come and exit at the west end to St. George St. The hotel is across the street, behind the Jackman Humanities Building. Cash fare for the TTC bus is $3.00 (driver does not have change), or $2.65 with the purchase of 3 tokens or more. There is a token dispensing machine at column R4 in Terminal 1 that accepts credit cards as well as bills and change.
The Pacific Western Airport Express bus does not come as far north as Bloor St. (every half hour - $26.95 plus tax); if you do take it, get off at the Royal York Hotel and cross the street (watch out for the construction!) to Union Station, then take the University line subway north ($3.00 cash fare - ticket booths and dispensing machines can make change) to St. George station and follow the directions above. If you are coming from Boston, New York (Newark), Washington (Dulles), or Chicago (Midway) or major cities in Eastern Canada, check out Porter Air, which flies into the Toronto (Billy Bishop) City Centre Airport, often at good rates. Porter does not show up on Expedia, Travelocity, or other websites other than their own. Billy Bishop Airport is on the Toronto Islands; after taking the free ferry to the mainland, take the free shuttle bus to Union Station, then the University line subway to St. George station and follow the directions above.
If you are driving to Toronto, you will come in on either the Don Valley Parkway (from the east) or the Queen Elizabeth Way (from the west). In either case you will wind up on the Gardiner Expressway, from which you should exit at Spadina Avenue. Take Spadina north to Bloor St., turn right on Bloor St.; the hotel is on your left two blocks along.