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18th George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilization
12-14 July 2012
Auckland, New Zealand

 

For full conference programme, click HERE

 

Overview:
The 18th George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from 12 to 14 July 2012. The Rudé Seminar is a biannual conference that brings together specialists in French history and culture from Australia, New Zealand, and around the world. Originally established to honour George Rudé’s contributions to French studies in Australasia, the seminar has grown over the years into a major conference for specialists in French history and culture. Since 2006, a peer-reviewed selection of papers from each Rudé conference has been published online through H-France.

The 2012 conference theme is “Rights and Identities” and have the pleasure to announce that the final list of keynote speakers or panelists will include Professor David Andress (University of Portsmouth), Professor Carla Hesse (UC Berkeley), Professor Thomas Laqueur (UC Berkeley), Professor Simon Burrows (University of Leeds), and Professor Jeremy Popkin (University of Kentucky).

Questions or communications should be sent to 2012rude@gmail.com

Registration fees and information

Full conference early-bird registration (on or before 8 June) = NZ$315  / (after 8 June) = NZ$365

PhD students/MA students/unwaged full conference early-bird (on or before 8 June) = NZ$165 /  (after 8 June) = NZ$215

Full registrations include morning tea, catered lunch, and afternoon tea for each day of the conference

Single-day registration on or before 8 June = NZ$140/day / (after 8 June) = NZ$160/day

Single-day registrations include morning tea, catered lunch, and afternoon tea for the selected day(s) of attendance

13 July Bastille Day Celebration sponsored by the Alliance Française of New Zealand (tickets will be door purchase on the night)

14 July Conference dinner = NZ$95/pp for attendees and guests 

Note: the conference dinner can be purchased independently from registration for those who require separate invoices for reimbursement purposes

Registration website is https://www.conferenceregistrations.auckland.ac.nz/ei/getdemo.ei?id=204&s=_2K00MB0YF

Alison Patrick Memorial Scholarship

PhD/MA/ postgraduate students are eligible to apply for the Alison Patrick Memorial Scholarship (closing date 1 June 2012).  There is no application form .  Applicants should simply indicate their desire to be considered for the scholarship, provide the names of 2 academic referees, and ensure that the conference organisars have received an academic CV and a full paper proposal (suggested length 300-500 words) by the closing date.  Please contact j.zizek@auckland.ac.nz for further information

Accommodation

There are a variety of accommodation options within walking distance of The University of Auckland's city campus. You have the option of reserving a room with The Quadrant Hotel, The Copthorne Hotel Auckland City or The Langham Hotel using special rates for this conference. Prices include GST (Goods and Services Tax) and are best available at the time of posting.

The Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
150 Anzac Avenue, Auckland Central
www.millenniumhotels.co.nz/auckland
Standard Room (Queen bed) NZD$125.00
Superior Room NZD$139.00
Suite NZD$225.00
Prices are per room, per night.
The Copthorne Hotel Auckland City offers rooms with balconies and spectacular views of the surroundings. It is a 5 minute walk from the conference venue, as well as Queen Street and the main central business district. Please quote numerical code 10000341442 to receive the special rate above.

The Quadrant Hotel
10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland,
Phone: +64 9 684 6000 or 0800 66 66 11
www.thequadrant.com
Studio apartment NZD$138.00
1 bedroom apartment (queen & twin) NZD$149.00
1 bedroom executive apartment NZD$165.00
2 bedroom apartment NZD$225.00
Prices are per room, per night.
The Quadrant Hotel is a stylish and hip hotel, is a 5-minute walk from the conference venue, and is a short distance to Queen Street and the main central business district. Amenities include free 10 GB of WiFi per day and fully equipped kitchens. If booking through the website, please quote UOA French History Conference in the ‘Comments’ area  when finalising your reservation to receive the special rate above.

The Langham Hotel Auckland
83 Symonds Street, Auckland, Phone: +64 9 379 5132
www.langhamhotels.co.nz
Classic room NZD$175.00
Executive room NZD$225.00
Langham Club room NZD$335.00
Prices are per room, per night.
The Langham Hotel Auckland embodies the enchanting hospitality and timeless elegance of the original Langham grand hotel. Distinguished among Auckland hotels, the five-star Langham Hotel Auckland is a haven of tranquillity in the heart of this vibrant city and just a 10 minute walk from the conference venue. Please quote French History Conference to receive the special rate above.

The Base Auckland Backpackers
from NZD$63.00 per night)
Level 3, 229 Queen Street, Auckland Central
www.stayatbase.com
Base Auckland is located in the heart of the city - central to shops, cafés, museums, Sky tower and only ten minutes walk through Albert Park to the conference venue. The airport bus (Airbus) stops right outside their door!
Prices range from $19.50 per night for a four bed shared dorm to $47.50 per night for a private room with King bed and ensuite.

Queen Street Backpackers
(from NZD$53.00 per night)
4 Fort Street, Auckland Central
www.qsb.co.nz
Warm, friendly and spacious Backpackers Hostel with great character. Queen Street Backpackers is considered one of the friendliest Backpackers Hostels in the heart of Auckland City. It is a ten minute walk to the conference venue.
Prices range from $30 per night for a four bed shared dorm to $69.00 per night for a private twin room.

For those who prefer to book their accommodation independently, anything located in Auckland’s Central Business District will be a short walk (10-15 minutes) or inexpensive bus ride to the University of Auckland and main conference venues.  Auckland’s CBD is served by numerous international chains (Pullman, Hilton, Langham, Sofitel), serviced apartments (Waldorf, Sebel), and a small number of boutique hotels (Hotel deBrett).   These accommodation options may also feature discounted internet rates.  If you would like to receive information on non-conference venues, please email us at 2012rude@gmail.com