5-9 July
2016
Universidade Nova
de Lisboa
Faculdade de Ciências
Sociais e Humanas
17th International
Conference of the Utopian
Studies Society / Europe
PROGRAMME AVAILABLE NOW

500 YEARS OF UTOPIAS

THE WORLD GOES TO WHERE WE TAKE IT

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS
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17TH CONFERENCE OF THE UTOPIAN STUDIES SOCIETY / EUROPE
500 YEARS OF UTOPIAS: COMMEMORATING THE 500TH
ANNIVERSARY OF THOMAS MORE'S UTOPIA
Published in 1516, Thomas More’s Utopia not only opened up the way for the development of a new literary tradition, but also a new way of thinking about the future, founded on the consideration of alternative solutions to reality through imagination.

Utopian thinking is in fact an attribute of modern thought. Although its background was formed from the merger of Classic and Christian myths and beliefs, it added to them a confidence in the human beings’ capacity to command their own life and to take on an active role in society. Over the centuries, utopian thinking has been the driving force for political and social change, as well as an inspiration for innovation in science and technology.
The 2016 USS Conference is dedicated to exploring More’s intellectual legacy of utopian theory and practice across various academic disciplines – Literature, Philosophy, Sociology, History, Politics, Architecture, Fine Arts, Ecology, Anthropology, Law…. –, but also in their productive intersection with other fields of study – Science Fiction Studies, Gender Studies, Identity Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies, Film Studies, Music Studies and Food Studies, just to state the most obvious examples. The Conference will also focus on utopian derivations, such as anti-utopias, dystopias and hyperutopias.

The Conference welcomes proposals relating to any aspect of the utopian tradition and from scholars of all fields of research. However, the organising committee hopes to be able to set up a number of panels focusing on the following topics:

. Thomas More’s Utopia: Readings & Rewritings
. Utopian thought: the Classic and Christian Backgrounds
. Utopias in History
. Contemporary Utopianism: Theory & Practice
. Contemporary Literature: Dystopia & Science Fiction
. Utopian Thought & the Construction of Europe
. Utopian Thought & Non-Western Cultures
. Utopia & Sustainable Development
. Utopia & Scientific Advances
. Utopia / Dystopia & Film
. Utopia & Food
. Utopia & Architecture
. Utopia & the Arts

A selection of papers will be published in two thematic volumes.

PROPOSALS FOR PAPERS ARE WELCOME IN ONE OF THE FOLOWING FORMATS:

20-MINUTE PAPER / please submit a 250 word abstract
10-MINUTE POSITION PAPER / please submit a 250 word abstract
RESEARCH POSTER / please submit a 250 word abstract
CLOSED PANEL OF 3 OR 4 PAPERS BY NAMED CONTRIBUTORS AND CHAIR / please submit a proposal with:
1/ the outline of the panel theme;
2/ the authors and abstracts of the papers;
3/ the name of the chair.
We are open to alternative methods of presentation, as well as the organisation of workshops – please contact the Organising Committee for more detail.
Individual papers are to be presented in English, which will be the official language of the conference. Posters and closed panels may be presented in any major European language. Proposals for posters and closed panels in languages other than English should be sent along with an English version that will be published in the Book of Abstracts.

Closing date for proposals:
Extended deadline - March 30th 2016
Please send all proposals and correspondence to
contact.uss2016@gmail.com
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
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FRANCISCO BETHENCOURT / Department of History, King’s College London
MARIA IRENE RAMALHO / Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Coimbra
MARIE-CLAIRE PHELIPPEAU / Editor-in-chief of Moreana
RICHARD KEARNEY / Philosophy Department, Boston College
VIRIATO SOROMENHO MARQUES / Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
LYMAN TOWER SARGENT
Launch of an Online Searchable Version of Utopian Literature in English:ç An Annotated Bibliography From 1516 to the Present
I published the first version of my bibliography, then called British and American Utopian Literature 1516-1975: An Annotated Bibliography, in 1979. A second version entitled British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985: An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography was published in 1988. I also published New Zealand Utopian Literature: An Annotated Bibliography in 1997 and “Australian Utopian Literature: An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography 1667-1999” and “Utopian Literature in English Canada: An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography 1852-1999” in 1999.

As the bibliography grew it became both more and less useful, which I consider the only appropriate measure for a bibliography. It became more because I added material and improved the annotations, but I became less useful as it grew because having it in my computer, I was the only person who could search it efficiently. But until recently I was told repeatedly that there was no way that such a large and complex bibliography could be put on line. While it proved difficult and the database used had to be modified to load the bibliography, it has now been done, by the Pennsylvania State University Library, the home of the Arthur O. Lewis Utopia Collection. I hope that funding enables Mark Mattson, who did the technical work that made this launch possible will be attend this launch.

This version, which contains over 8,500 entries (over twice the number in the first version), is a work in progress and will remain so. It will soon be available on line free to use by anyone anywhere. It will include a link so that users can let me know of errors (there is no such thing as an error-free bibliography) and omissions (there is no such thing as a complete bibliography, although I can’t guarantee that I’ll agree that a suggestion fits my definitions).
Workshops for young researchers on the first day of the conference.
PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
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PROGRAMME
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REGISTRATION
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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION RATES
(Please read the notes below)


Registration is now open. To register please click here
Until May 15     /     After May 15
  • Ordinary full registration
          €195                           €215
  • Student full registration
          €170                           €195
  • Spouse/Guest registration
          €110                           €130
  • One day registration
          €100                           €100
The Utopian Studies Society (Europe) has some very limited funds available to assist with the expenses of attending the Society’s annual conference. These are normally awarded to postgraduates, independent scholars and others who are presenting at the conference. Full terms and conditions can be found on the application form, available here.

1 – Full registration includes:

  • - Reception on the 5th
  • - Lunch on the 6th, 7th & 8th
  • - Conference dinner on the 8th
  • - All coffee breaks

2 – Student full registration is available to B.A, M.A. and Ph.D. Students who do not have a job.

3 – The spouse/guest registration permits an individual to accompany a regular conference registrant to receptions. This registration also provides limited access to a session or sessions based on prior approval from the Organising Committee (e.g., attendance at the Opening Plenary or a session to see a spouse’s presentation). The “Spouse/Guest Registration” is NOT for individuals who would otherwise need to pay for a full registration. Presenters are expected to be paid registrants of the conference.

4 – By registering to attend the 17th USS annual conference you agree to pay membership fees for one year of €10 to the Society in cash on arrival at the conference.

5 – We are still organising the social programme for the 10th (a visit to Óbidos, a village 100 km from Lisbon, that has been recently nominated by UNESCO a “Literary Village”. We will contact delegates later on with more details.

ACCOMMODATION
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Lisbon offers different types of accommodation across the city catering to various budgets and levels of comfort. The conference venue, the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, is in easy walking distance from either the Campo Pequeno metro station (Yellow line), the São Sebastião metro station (Blue and Red lines), or the Praça de Espanha metro station (Blue line), making it well-connected with other parts of the city, should participants choose to stay further away.
Sana Executive
Av. Conde de Valbom, 56, 1050-069 Lisboa
T: +351 217 951 157 | F: +351 217 951 166
sanaexecutive@sanahotels.com
Metro: Saldanha (yellow line) or São Sebastião (blue line)
VIP Executive Zurique
Rua Ivone Silva, nº 18 1050-124 Lisboaa
T: +351 217 814 000 | F: +351 217 937 290
hotelzurique@viphotels.com
Metro: Praça de Espanha
Olissippo Marquês de Sá
Rua Miguel Bombarda, 130 1050-167 Lisboa
T: +351 217 911 014 | F: +351 217 936 983
auditor.oms@olissippohotels.com
Metro: Saldanha (yellow line) or São Sebastião (blue line)
Olissippo Saldanha
Avenida Praia da Vitoria, 30 1000-248 Lisboa
T: +351 210 006 690 | F: +351 210 006 699
info.os@olissippohotels.com
Metro: Saldanha (yellow line)
VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa
Avenida 5 de Outubro, nº 197 1050-054 Lisboa
T: +351 210 435 000 | F: +351 210 435 001
hotelviplisboa@viphotels.com
Metro: Campo pequeno (yellow line)
VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa
Avenida 5 de Outubro, nº 197 1050-054 Lisboa
T: +351 210 435 000 | F: +351 210 435 001
hotelviplisboa@viphotels.com
Metro: Campo pequeno (yellow line)
Hotel 3K Europa
Av. da República, 93, 1050-190 Lisboa
T: +351 21 192 60 50
geral@hotel3keuropa.pt
Metro: Campo Pequeno (yellow line)
Hotel Itália
Av. Visconde Valmor, 67 | 1050-239 Lisboa
T: +351 21 761 1490 | F: +351 21 043 5507
reservas@hotelitalia.pt
Metro: Marquês de Pombal (yellow & blue line)
Browns Downtown Hotel
Rua Dos Sapateiros 69-79, 1100-579 Lisbon
T: +351 213 431 391
Metro: Rossio (green line)
Hotel Altis
Rua Castilho 11, 1269-072 Lisboa
T: +351 213 106 000 | F: +351 213 106 061
reservations@hotel-altis.pt
Metro: Marquês de Pombal (yellow & blue line)
Evidencia Astoria Creative Hotel
Rua Braamcamp, Nº 10, Coracao de Jesus, 1100-159 Lisbon
T: +351 213 861 317 | F: +351 213 860 491
astoria@evidenciahoteis.com
Metro: Marquês de Pombal (yellow& blue line)
Fusions Hostel
Campo Pequeno nº 50, 5th floor right, Lisboa, 1000-081
Lisboa Central Hostel
global@lisboacentralhostel.com
Reservation:bookings@lisboacentralhostel.com
Metro: Avenida (blue line)
Shiado Hostel Lisboa
Rua anchieta, 5 - 3rd floor, 1100-023 Lisboa
T: +351 213429227
shiado.hostel@gmail.com
Metro: Baixa Chiado (blue line)
Jardim De Santos
Largo Vitorino Damásio nº4, 2ºandar, 1100-872 Lisboa
T: + 351 213 974 666 | +351 911 151 557
geral@jardimdesantoshostel.com
Metro: Cais do Sodré (green line)
Lisbon Amazing Hostels Bairro Alto
T: +351 21 342 61 86 | +351 96 445 39 72 | +351 91 930 15 19
lisbonamazinghostels@gmail.com
Metro: Cais do Sodré (green line)
THE CITY
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THE VENUE
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Discount flights with TAP Portugal

We are pleased to announce that CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies) has signed an agreement with TAP Portugal, who are kindly offering discounts on flights to all Conference participants who choose to fly with them and buy their ticket exclusively through the TAP Portugal website: www.flytap.com
Participants will be able to access a 10% discount for all economy class bookings and 20% for business class by entering the code IT16TPCG63 in the "Promotion/Congress Code Box" (located on the left side of the webpage).

Please note, for the discount to be valid reservations must be made online at www.flytap.com using a credit card and cannot be booked through a travel agency.

For more information and detailed instructions on how to complete the booking please contact:
contact.uss2016@gmail.com

Upon arrival:

At the airport you can catch the Aero Bus (between 7 am and 11 pm): you should stop at CAMPO PEQUENO. The venue is very close to the bus stop, almost on the other side of the road. The Aerobus ticket costs around 3.20 euros.
The Aerobus ticket will also give you a 25% discount on other Yellow Bus touristic tours (Tagus Tour, Olisipo Tour, Hills Tramcar Tour, Pena Palace Tour, Sintra Tour, Fátima Tour) if these other tour tickets are bought inside the bus or at the main Yellow Bus Station at Praça do Comércio. Please visit:

www.yellowbustours.com/en/cities/lisbon/tours/
UNDERGROUND (Metro) from the airport (only 1 change at Saldanha): CAMPO PEQUENO is the closest Metro (Underground) station to the venue.  One Metro Ticket costs 1.50 euro, you may consider buying a one day ticket if you arrive early and want to travel more on that day.

The TAXI fare from the airport to the venue should not cost more than 15 euros. Sometimes, it is quicker to go to departures (right next to arrivals) to get a taxi. If you want to avoid (possible) long queues: just turn right as you come out into the main arrivals hall, keep going, go up the escalator, turn slightly left and go outside, you are outside departures, and there is no queue to get a taxi.

AREA SURROUNDING THE VENUE: Plenty of local cafes, restaurants, and supermarkets. There is a shopping centre (several restaurants) under the red bullfighting ring/concert hall open until (at least) 10 pm. Close to the underground station (there is an exit/tunnel to the shopping centre) and to the bus stop. In Saldanha (1 underground station away or a 15 minute walk) there are three shopping centres, open until 11 pm.
Once in the city, if you are using the public bus to travel around Lisbon, buy a pass (Zapping) and top it up at any underground (METRO) station, as tickets purchased inside the bus are more expensive.
ORGANISING COMMITTEE
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CHAIR

Fátima Vieira


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Iolanda Ramos
Jorge Bastos da Silva
José Eduardo Reis
Márcia Lemos
Maria Teresa Castilho
Miguel Ramalhete Gomes
Sofia Melo Araújo
Teresa Botelho



LOCAL COMMITTEE
NEW UNIVERSITY OF LISBON

Iolanda Ramos
Teresa Botelho



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
CORE TEAM

Anna Sikora
Bilgesu Resenerol
Evangelos Tsirmpas
Joana Caetano
Magdalena Kazimieruk
Marta Correia
Matilde Real
Miha Gantar
Pablo Egbuna-Ruiz
Petra Švob
Soledade Amaro Rodrigues



FUND RAISING

Klaudia Astrabová
Miha Gantar
Burak Ünal
Begüm Çavuşoğlu



ILLUSTRATOR AND
GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Milica Živanović
Cláudia Torres



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