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Workshop: “A Detour to Islam: Popular Health Therapies in Postsocialist Bosnia,” Larisa Jasarevic, Anthropology of Europe Workshop, April 1

The Anthropology of Europe Workshop and The Middle Eastern History and Theory Workshop (MEHAT) proudly present:


“Three Lights on Queen’s Face:  Ethnography of mêlée” 

by Larisa Jasarevic
Senior Lecturer, International Studies Program, University of Chicago

Discussant:
Noha Forester, Lecturer of Arabic, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

Friday, April 1st, 4:00-5:30pm
Pick Hall 218
5828 S. University Ave.

Refreshments will be provided

Abstract: This text is about therapeutic encounters at Nerka’s, singularly powerful and popular healer in contemporary Bosnia, which has seen an explosion of magical and medical market since the 1990s war and peace. While sorcery and Koranic healing appeal to people in Bosnia irrespective of their religious backgrounds, Nerka’s inventive, irreverent, and inconsistent rituals simultaneously enact and displace the ethno-national and religious differences and passions that are conventionally wedded to the three dominant Bosnian peoples: Bosnian Muslims, Bosnian Eastern Orthodox Serbs, and Bosnian Catholic Croats. This essay begins with Jean-Luc Nancy’s reserved handling of identity and ethnicity in his “Eulogy for Mêlée,” written in 1993 for Sarajevo, Bosnia’s capital, under siege but shifts attention to the ritual spaces where the practice and idea of mixing is far more frenzied but perhaps no less critical or effective. Nerka, whom patients’ have lovingly titled the Queen of Health, offers no easy model of multicultural citizenship but the uncertainty that reigns in her office, gathers followers around the impossibility of belonging.

To obtain a copy of the paper, please send an email request to either Shirley Yeung(syeung@uchicago.edu) or Natalja Czarnecki (czarnecki@uchicago.edu). Those seeking further information or persons with disabilities who may need assistance should please also email either Natalja Czarnecki or Shirley Yeung.

For more information about the Anthropology of Europe Workshop, please visit our blog, at http://lucian.uchicago.edu/workshops/anthroeurope/

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Workshop: “Salvaging the Space of ‘Normality’: Afterlives of Socialist-era Symbols and Struggles for National Futures in postwar Bosnia,” Larisa Kurtovic, Anthropology of Europe Workshop, April 19

The Anthropology of Europe Workshop proudly presents:

“Salvaging the Space of Normality: Afterlives of Socialist-era Symbols and Struggles for National Futures in Postwar Bosnia”

by Larisa Kurtovic
Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

Discussant:
Larisa Jasarevic, Senior Lecturer, International Studies Program, University of Chicago

Tuesday, 4:30-6:00pm
Haskell Hall 101
April 19, 2011

Refreshments will be provided

Abstract: Drawing on the 2008 ethnographic research in postwar Bosnia, this paper chronicles the attempted “banishment” of socialist Santa from Sarajevan public kindergartens and the many acts of political protest this “attack” engendered.  The passionate defenses of this magical children’s figure helped bring into focus anxieties about the crisis of social reproduction caused by infusion of nationalist agendas into postwar pedagogies. Meanwhile, the kindergarten affair also exploded a wave of complaints about the perceived onslaught on ‘normal life,’ an elusive category whose political and conceptual work I trace in this paper across multiple terrains and sites.  Ultimately, his paper argues that in the independent Bosnia, revalorization of certain Yugoslav era values, in particular that of socialist multinationalism, often becomes seen as crucial for keeping alive not only the dream of an inhabitable future, but also of a unified Bosnian state.

To obtain a copy of the paper, please send an email request to either Shirley Yeung(syeung@uchicago.edu) or Natalja Czarnecki (czarnecki@uchicago.edu). Those seeking further information or persons with disabilities who may need assistance should please also email either Natalja Czarnecki or Shirley Yeung.

For more information about the Anthropology of Europe Workshop, please visit our blog, athttp://lucian.uchicago.edu/workshops/anthroeurope/

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Heritage Language Teacher Workshop, National Heritage Language Resource Center, UCLA, Application Deadline May 1

National Heritage Language Resource Center 2011 Heritage Language Teacher Workshop
Dates: July 17-22, 2011 Application Deadline: May 1, 2011

Do you have students in your K-16 language classroom or community school who are home speakers of the language you are teaching, i.e. heritage learners? Consider applying for a one-week workshop in July that targets this population. You’ll have a chance to collaborate with teachers from Los Angeles and across the country as you learn to design your own curriculum for classes with heritage students as well as those with both heritage and second language learners. The workshop will also address topics such as selecting appropriate materials and assessment tools for heritage learners. Workshop faculty are experts in both heritage language teaching and bridging the gap between theory and practice, making for a dynamic learning environment.

The workshop’s goals are to:
1. Understand the differences and similarities between L2 and HL teaching, including assessment
2. Set goals for HL instruction that differ from objectives for L2 programs
3. Design a curriculum that takes students’ initial proficiencies into account.
4. Incorporate knowledge of the community including use of demographic tools in curricular design and materials development.
5. Incorporate National Foreign Language Standards and California Standards for World Languages into teaching.

There is no charge for this workshop. A limited number of stipends will be available to cover travel & accommodations for out-of-state participants. Please visit the NHLRC website (www.nhlrc.ucla.edu) for more information and to apply.

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Workshop on the Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment, Linguistic Society of America 2011 Summer Institute, July 30-31

Workshop on the Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment

Description

This workshop will discuss and analyze the major sociolinguistic factors in the process of language endangerment. This will take the form of presentations on particular communities from an insider and outsider perspective, as well as overview presentations on specific types of endangerment factors. We will also attempt to provide some examples of successful language maintenance and revitalization strategies.

The workshop is sponsored by the Comité International Permanent des Linguistes and is organized by the CIPL Professor in the 2011 LSA Summer Institute, David Bradley. The workshop will comprise invited presentations and a summary panel discussion session on Saturday July 30. The planned list of invited speakers includes David Bradley, La Trobe U; James Cowell, U of Colorado; Pierpaolo diCarlo, SUNY Buffalo; Lise Dobrin, U of Virginia; Arienne Dwyer, U of Kansas; Lenore Grenoble, U of Chicago; Barbra Meek, U of Michigan; and Ofelia Zepeda, U of Arizona. The examples will be drawn primarily from the Americas, Asia, the Pacific and Africa.

Abstracts are now invited for presentations on Sunday July 31, either in 15-minute talks or in poster form. These should be sent by March 31, 2011 to David Bradley and speakers will be advised by May 15, 2011 whether their presentations have been accepted.

Organizers

  • David Bradley, d DOT bradley AT latrobe DOT edu DOT au

 

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Workshop: “Face to Face without Shadow: St. Catherine’s Relics and Visual Culture at Sinai in the 13th Century,” The Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium, Tuesday, March 15, 4:30pm

The Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium is proud to announce our last meeting of Winter Quarter 2011.

On Tuesday, March 15, Kristine (Hess) Larison, Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of Chicago, will present her work entitled “Face to Face without Shadow: St. Catherine’s Relics and Visual Culture at Sinai in the 13th Century.”

The meeting will be held at 4:30p.m. in the Cochrane-Woods Art Center (5540 S Greenwood), Room 156.

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance or anyone seeking more information should contact Nathan Leidholm (nleidholm@uchicago.edu)

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Workshop: “Expelling the Victim by Demanding Voice: The Counterframing of Transnational Romani Activism,” Shayna Plaut, Anthropology of Europe Workshop, April 7

Workshop

“Expelling the Victim by Demanding Voice: The Counterframing of Transnational Romani Activism,”

Shayna Plaut, Anthropology of Europe Workshop, April 5

Paper available upon request from Meredith Clason.

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Workshop: “Origins of Metathesis in Batsbi,” Alice Harris, Workshop on Language Variation and Change, April 1

The workshop on Language Variation & Change presents
ALICE HARRIS (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Friday, April 01, @3 p.m. (location TBA)
Origins of Metathesis in Batsbi

Blevins and Garrett (1998) investigate in detail the origins of CV/VC metathesis in a number of languages and identify two types of metathesis and a “pseudometathesis”. For them, “pseudometathesis” is a synchronic process that does not originate through the historical process of metathesis. They analyze languages in which “pseudometathesis” originates through epenthesis and deletion (1998) or through reinterpretation and generalization of other processes in the language (Garrett and Blevins 2009). I argue here that metathesis in Batsbi originates as a result of grammaticalization, together with regular phonological processes. When a function word, such as an auxiliary, grammaticalizes as an affix on a base, affixes trapped between the base and new affix are often lost (Harris and Faarlund 2006). However, in Batsbi some trapped affixes were not immediately lost, and I argue that this is the source of the variable position of the present tense marker, and that its variable position was reanalyzed as metathesis. I argue further that the reanalyzed process is true metathesis synchronically, inasmuch as it spreads beyond the environment in which it originally occurred.

Alice Harris (Linguistics, UMass Amherst) will be on campus this Friday, April 1 and available for ~30-minute meetings in the morning and early afternoon. Her research centers on cross-linguistic perspectives on the nature of the word, the role of the paradigm, and diachronic morphology, as well as on Georgian and languages of the Caucasus (mainly morphology and syntax).

If you are interested in meeting with her, please contact Carissa Abrego-Collier (carissa@uchicago.edu). (Visiting prospective students are also welcome to meet with Alice.)

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This talk is part of a year-long workshop on Language Variation and Change, an interdisciplinary forum for students and faculty whose work concerns documenting, analyzing, motivating or modeling synchronic and/or diachronic variation in language. Meetings are usually held on alternating Fridays. Each meeting features a presentation followed by discussion.

To see the current list of speakers and meeting schedule, together with further information about the workshop, please visit our webpage at http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/lvc/.

If you are interested in presenting work as part of this series, please contact Carissa Abrego-Collier (carissa@uchicago.edu). Graduate students from linguistics, areal language studies, psychology, and allied fields are especially encouraged to present.

Any persons with a disability who believe they might need assistance in attending the workshops are asked to contact Carissa Abrego-Collier in advance.

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Workshop: Soviet Diplomacy and Politics on Human Rights (1945-1977), Jennifer Amos, The Law, Culture, and Society Workshop, March 9

The Law, Culture, and Society Workshop is pleased to announce that we will be discussing a paper by Jennifer Amos The University of Chicago, Department of History

Soviet Diplomacy and Politics on Human Rights (1945-1977)

Wednesday 9 March
5:00 p.m.
The
John Hope Franklin Room
(Social Science 224)

The paper is attached to this e-mail and available on our website: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/lawcultsociety/

Anyone requiring assistance please contact the workshop coordinator John F. Acevedo (jacevedo@uchicago.edu).

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“Violence Across the Mediterranean to Northern Europe: Theory and Practice,” Transatlantic Summer Institute in European History, University of Minnesota, July 17-July 29

Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute (TASI)

Violence Across the Mediterranean to Northern Europe: Theory and Practice

Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies—Graduate Student Fellowship Program
July 17 – July 29, 2011, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Presented by the Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota, which is funded by the University of Minnesota and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Additional funding for the 2011 Institute is provided by Germany’s Foreign Office (StADaF–Ständiger Ausschuss Deutsch als Fremdsprache grant); German American Heritage Foundation, St. Paul; University of Minnesota, European Studies Consortium. We thank all sponsors for their generous support.

Working Schedule & Documents

Program content is available for registered participants in the Summer Institute. If you are a registered participant and need to access this page, please e-mail Anna Burger.

Overview

Since 2001 the Trans-Atlantic Summer Institutes (TASI) provide a unique forum for advanced graduate students from North America, Germany, and other European countries to explore together topics relating to Germany’s and Europe’s history, politics, and society. Each summer, twelve European and twelve North American graduate students work intensively for two to three weeks and explore in depth questions that will enrich their dissertations in German and European Studies. The Summer Institutes are co-taught by a multi-disciplinary team of faculty and aim to make a major contribution to the training of the next generation of experts on Germany and Europe. They introduce European students to the American university; North American students will acquire a similar familiarity with the European setting. They foster the international discussions and collaborations that are fundamental to the scholarly enterprise. As a student in the Summer Institute, you will learn how to combine the best aspects of training in both settings—the close attention to archival sources and their interpretation in Europe with the broad trans-disciplinary readings that characterize North American scholarship.

TASI is a non-credit seminar for advanced graduate-level students in all fields; the 2011 Institute will convene on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis (USA).

Topic

The intrinsic nature of violence to human behavior has produced an extensive interdisciplinary literature on the subject. Scholarly literature has tended to focus on four main strands: institutional violence (war, torture, dictatorial practices, police brutality, genocide); gender, racial or social violence (homophobic aggression, domestic violence, misogynist killings, racial lynching, urban riots, rural vandalism, immigration stigma, religious sanctions), textual violence (exclusionary discourses, hate speech, violence in literature) and social trauma studies (memory syndromes of war, genocide, slavery, dictatorship, colonization, decolonization, exile, etc.). By creating these theoretical frameworks, do scholarly theories of violence obscure or illuminate our understanding of its practices? Is it possible to weave these strands together across time and space and put the scholarly debates in conversation with each other in order to come to an understanding of the relationship between the personal and the social, the individual and the state, when it comes to the way violence is conceived and perpetrated?

By using the geographical parameters of the Mediterranean and Europe, the South and the North, and the violence engendered by the relationship of one area to the other, TASI 2011 provides a scholarly forum where questions such as these and violence in all its forms and practices can be discussed and analyzed. The Institute offers fellows a diverse mix of seminar discussions of key readings, research presentations by guest faculty and fellows, and informal discussions of fellows’ research projects. The international faculty team solicits applications from young scholars in the social sciences and humanities who are eager to situate their own projects at the intersection of these strands.

Faculty

Patricia Lorcin is associate professor of History at the University of Minnesota. Her areas of special expertise are cultural and social hegemony in colonial and post-colonial settings, Modern France, and issues of race and racial ideology. She is the author of Imperial Identities(London/New York, I.B. Tauris/St. Martins Press, 1995). Her edited and co-edited volumes include Algeria and France 1800-2000: Identity, Memory and Nostalgia (Syracuse University Press, 2006); Migrances, Diasporas et Transculturalités Francophones. Littératures et cultures d’Afrique, des Caraïbes, d’Europe et du Québec, with Hafid Gafaiti & David Troyansky (Paris, L’Harmattan, 2005); and Transnational Cultures and Identities in the Francophone World, with Hafid Gafaiti and David Troyansky, 2 vols. (Nebraska University Press, 2009); France and its Space of War (Palgrave, 2009). She is the editor of French Historical Studies.

Aberrahmane Moussaoui is professor of Anthropology at Université de Provence, France. His areas of special expertise are the sacred rituals and the sacred spaces of Islam, violence, spatial structures of community, and everyday social practices. A prolific writer, he is the author of, among others, La violence en Algérie. Les lois du chaos (Actes Sud, November 2006); “La réconciliation nationale en Algérie. Une restauration de l’ordre sans reconnaissance,” in J.P. Payet and A. Battegay (eds), La reconnaissance à l’épreuve. Explorations socio-anthropologiques (Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2008): 259-268; and  “Al-Qaida au Maghreb islamique: 2007, un année charnière,” in Med 2008: l’année 2007 dans l’espace euro-méditerranéen: Annuaire de la Méditerranée (Fundacion CIDOB): 29-35.

TASI guest lecturer: Ruth Mandel is professor of Anthropology at University College London. Her books include Cosmopolitan Anxieties: Turkish Challenges to Citizenship and Belonging in Germany (Duke University Press, 2008).

Fellowship Information & Application Materials

The Institute is intended for advanced graduate students working toward a Ph.D. or other terminal degree at a North American or European university. Preference will be given to students who have already defined a dissertation topic. The language of instruction is English. Competency in English and a reading knowledge of French are required. Logistics: arrive in Minneapolis on Sunday, July 17 for the TASI opening dinner; class starts on Monday, July 18; class ends on Friday, July 29 at 1 p.m.; depart from Minneapolis on Friday, July 29 after 2:30 p.m.

Pending final budget approval, all fellows will receive a fellowship to cover most expenses:

  • Institute tuition
  • Housing and meals for the duration of the Institute
  • Access to library and archival materials and Internet resources

Fellowships will also include up to $350 in support of round-trip airfare to Minneapolis.

Complete applications for admission to the Institute must be received by April 8, 2011. Applications may be submitted electronically to cges@umn.eduIf you choose this option, please put “2011 TASI Application” in subject line. Decisions will be made by April 25, 2011.

A complete application consists of 1) a letter of interest, 2) a two-page dissertation abstract, or a two-page statement about the relevance of this topic to the applicant’s research, 3) a curriculum vitae, 4) an official graduate transcript, and 5) one letter of recommendation. The letter of interest should include information on the applicant’s scholarly background, interests, and career goals. The statement should address how the Institute topic fits into the applicant’s program of study, and what the applicant hopes to gain through participation in the Institute. Please send applications to:

Professors Patricia Lorcin and Aberrahmane Moussaoui
Center for German & European Studies
University of Minnesota
214 Social Science Building
267— 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
USA

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Workshop: Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics 5.2 (EMCL-5.2), University of Chicago, Application Deadline March 15

Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics 5.2

(EMCL-5.2)

The Integration of Corpus and Experimental Methods

Monday-Saturday, June 13-18, 2011

at the University of Chicago

The Center for the Study of Languages (CSL)
together with
The Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES),
at the University of Chicago

present

Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics 5.2 (EMCL-5.2) — Chicago
The Integration of Corpus and Experimental Methods

Monday-Saturday, June 13-18, 2011, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois USA

Website: http://languages.uchicago.edu/emcl5-2

Application Deadline: March 15, 2011
PDF Flier available for download here

Call for Participation

We invite applications to the next workshop on Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics – EMCL 5.2 – to be held at the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL), June 13-18, 2011.

The EMCL workshop series aims to encourage dialogue between language researchers who routinely employ different methodologies. This dialogue is initiated within an environment where novices and specialists combine their skills to develop a research project together. For EMCL 5.2, we will focus on the integration of corpus and experimental methods in language research.

Intended audience: Early career language researchers (i.e., graduate students, postdocs, junior faculty, etc.) grounded in theoretical issues surrounding cognitive linguistics, cognitive science, embodiment, and/or situated cognition. No prior training with corpus or experimental methods is necessary.

Format: Selected students (maximum 8 per group, for a total of 24) will be invited to join one of the 3 hands-on mini-labs at the workshop. Each group will be led by two researchers who will work cooperatively – one specializing in corpus methods, and one in experimental methods. As a group, each mini-lab will walk through the process of deciding on a research question; developing empirically testable hypotheses and designing the means to test those hypotheses; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting the data; and presenting their findings before an audience. The workshop will end with a mini-conference in which each group will have the opportunity to present their study and participate in a general discussion.

Workshop faculty

Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Michele Feist
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Research interests: lexical semantics; spatial and motion language; acquisition of semantics; linguistic typology; language and thought
Dagmar Divjak
University of Sheffield
Research interests: lexical semantics, usage-based cognitive linguistics, the role of frequency, corpus methods, grammar-lexis interface, near-synonyms, aspect and modality, language acquisition
Laura Carlson
University of Notre Dame
Research interests: spatial language; spatial reference frames; how we remember and use landmarks; why we get lost
Steven Clancy
University of Chicago
Research interests: cognitive linguistics; case semantics and verbal semantics; grammaticalization; historical linguistics; quantitative methods and corpus methods
Ben Bergen
University of California San Diego
Research interests: lexical and constructional meaning processing; figurative language comprehension; embodiment in models of language use
Mark Davies
Brigham Young University
Research interests: corpus design, creation, and use; historical change (especially syntax); genre-based variation (especially syntax), frequency and collocational data; English, Spanish, and Portuguese

Accommodations

Accommodations are available within easy walking distance of the university; prices range from $60+ per night for a single, or $80+ per night for a double. Further information will be given to accepted participants after notification of acceptance to the workshop.

Participation fee: $300.00

Fees will cover the costs of organization and faculty travel and accommodations and will also cover most meals for participants during the workshop.

Application

To apply, please send the following:
1. A letter of application, maximum of two pages, describing
a. Your background and research interests
b. Your reasons for wanting to participate in EMCL 5.2
c. The research group you would like to work in and why
2. A copy of your curriculum vitae.

Send these materials to emcl5.2.chicago@gmail.com.
The application deadline is 15 March 2011. Accepted applicants will be notified on or before 1 May 2011.

**Please note: Participation is strictly limited to accepted applicants so as to preserve the pedagogical integrity of the workshop atmosphere.

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We thank the following organizations for their generous support of EMCL 5.2

The Center for the Study of Languages
The Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES)

EMCL 5.2 Organizing Committee:

Michele I. Feist, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Steven Clancy, University of Chicago

*Further Information*

Please contact Michele Feist <feist@louisiana.edu> or Steven Clancy <sclancy@uchicago.edu> if you have any questions or would like to receive further information about this workshop. A PDF flier is available for download here.

* EMCL-5.2 Fees *

The EMCL-5.2 participation fee is $300.00. Fees will cover the costs of organization and faculty travel and accommodations and will also cover most meals for participants during the workshop.

Meals and coffee breaks included in registration fees:

  • Monday: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee Breaks, Dinner
  • Tuesday: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee Breaks
  • Wednesday: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee Breaks, Dinner
  • Thursday: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee Breaks
  • Friday: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee Breaks, Dinner
  • Saturday: Breakfast, Coffee Breaks

NOTE: Participants will be on their own for dinner on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Payment will be due after you have been notified of acceptance to the workshop. Please make checks payable to: The University of Chicago. Payments via credit/debit card cannot be accepted. Receipt of your application will be confirmed by e-mail.  If you have any questions about your application, please contact: Steven Clancy <sclancy@uchicago.edu>.

Please send checks for participation fees to:

Steven Clancy
Center for the Study of Languages
University of Chicago
1130 E. 59th St., Foster 406
Chicago, IL 60637

TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS

GETTING THERE AND PARKING
The University of Chicago campus is located in Hyde Park south of downtown Chicago (map of Hyde Park). The Center for the Study of Languages can be found off the main quad of campus (map) between 57th and 59th Streets along Ellis Avenue.

Driving: Campus is accessible from the 57th Street exit off of Lake Shore Drive, or coming from I-90/94 at the Garfield Blvd exit.

Transit: The Garfield stops of the Red and Green line “L” trains, to the 55, x55 or 174 buses. Many buses run from downtown: 2, 4, 6, 173. The CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) website features a trip planner.

The Metra train leaves from the station at the intersection of Randolph and Michigan Avenues or Van Buren Street and Michigan Avenue. The train takes about 20 minutes to get to the 55th-56th-57th Street stop. Schedules can be found here. From the station stop, it is about a 15 minute walk to campus.

Taxi: Expect an average taxi ride from downtown to campus to cost approximately 25 dollars. Ride sharing is allowed in Chicago taxis.

Parking is permitted along most streets around The University of Chicago and Hyde Park. It is suggested that you leave extra time to park and walk depending on availability of parking spaces. There are parking lots in a few places as well. University of Chicago parking information is available here.

LODGING
The workshop has secured a block of 9 single dorm-style rooms and 1 shared room in McCormick Seminary Guest Housing ($60 per night for a single room; $90 per night for a double room). The address is 1400 E. 57th St. and phone is (773) 947-2950. Please refer to the “Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics Workshop” when you make your reservation. Other options include dorm/hostel-style rooms at the International House. Both of these locations are within easy walking distance of the university. Participants are encouraged to make reservations promptly after notification of acceptance to the workshop.

If you would prefer to stay in Downton Chicago, you may find information on Downtown/Loop hotels that offer University of Chicago visitor discounts here andhere. There are also a limited number of Bed and Breakfasts in Hyde Park (COMING SOON). Information about other area accommodations may be found here (COMING SOON).

QUESTIONS?
Contact the conference organizers:

Steven Clancy
Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois USA

Michele I. Feist
Institute of Cognitive Science
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, Louisiana USA

CONFERENCE WEBSITE
http://languages.uchicago.edu/emcl5-2

Last updated: 1 February 2011

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