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Important Information:

CHECK IN: Monday, June 19, 2017 from 2:00-6:30 PM in Brace Commons in the East Wheelock Cluster (15 East Wheelock St). If you foresee that you may not be able to make it during this time frame, please email Alex at with your cell phone number, how you are traveling to Hanover, and when you expect to arrive. If you have already done this, thank you!

INSTITUTE LOGISTICS: The Institute sessions begin at 6:30 PM on Monday, June 19 and conclude in the evening on June 25, 2017. Dormitory housing is open at 4:00 PM on June 19.  Check out is by 11 AM on Sunday, June 25.  On Sunday, there will be a labeled drop box for your key.  DO NOT LEAVE YOUR KEY IN YOUR ROOM. If you lose your key or leave it in your room, you will be charged a $50 fee. We open at 6:30 PM on Monday, June 20 with a session about both the mechanics and the intellectual goals of the coming week.  This is followed by the first plenary session; the evening closes with a reception in the foyer of Filene auditorium in Moore Hall.  The typical schedule for Tuesday-Saturday will be morning plenary (9:15 PM-12:30 PM), afternoon participant seminar (2-5 PM), and evening plenary (7:30-10:30 PM). A picnic dinner is scheduled for Wednesday evening at the BEMA (see map) and the final evening of the Institute features a banquet for all participants and speakers, which will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Hanover Inn. With the exception of these events, you will be on your own for dining.  There are a number of restaurants in downtown Hanover including, but not limited to: Molly's, Jewel of India, the Orient, EBA's, Sushi Ya, Murphy's, Salt Hill Pub, Umpleby's, Boloco, PINE, Market Table, Canoe Club, Kata, and Thai Orchid.

In general, the Institute has two primary pedagogical forms: plenary sessions that feature talks by invited speakers and ongoing afternoon participant seminars that function as intensive workshops for work-in-progress by Institute participants.  All plenaries will feature two or three invited speakers whose work will help to define the contours of the Institute theme; each talk will be 25-30 minutes in length, with the same amount of time reserved for questions and discussion by participants at the Institute.

SEMINARS: Afternoon seminar sessions will be led by twelve different Institute faculty.  The seminars are organized according to the critical specialties of the participants and matched as well as possible to the expertise of the seminar faculty.  During the afternoon seminars, each Institute participant will have the opportunity to present a conference paper version of his or her work.  These presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes (8-10 pages of double-spaced written work). The presentation will be followed by a critical discussion of the paper that is approximately 25-30 minutes. In the past, Institute participants have found the seminars useful for a variety of purposes—presenting and discussing dissertation or book proposals, essays in progress, and portions of chapters.  The seminars operate according to a workshop format; it is best to present work that is in progress and that will benefit from focused discussion. Some participants in the past have brought photocopies of their presentations for all members of the group (14-15) or other forms of handouts (outlines, visual images, etc.).  We have requested "smart" classrooms and, as such, can accommodate multi-media (e.g. PowerPoint, A/V, etc) presentations for the seminars. The intensity of the Institute schedule tends to preclude the possibility of reading everyone's work before it is presented.  Copying facilities are available in Hanover if you need to make photocopies once you arrive.  If you have a Macbook and you will be using a visual projector for your presentation, you must bring your own VGA adaptor.

Plenary speakers will attend the afternoon seminars and you will be encouraged to invite a speaker to attend your seminar group if his or her work has particular bearing on yours.  In general, we would like to have as much interaction between speakers and participants as possible.  If you are interested in discussing a course you have taught or plan to teach, please bring copies of your syllabus.

HOUSING: Laundry facilities are located in the East Wheelock dormitory cluster. Pillows, sheets, and a towel are provided. There are kitchens located on each floor, but they may not contain pots and pans.  If you would like to cook, we suggest that you bring your own cooking and eating utensils.  Each kitchen does have a refrigerator, which you may use. You will be expected to check out of your room by 11 AM on Sunday, June 25.  If you have any other questions about logistics, please contact Alex at

COMPUTING/LIBRARY/COPYING FACILITIES: Printers, scanners, and copying facilities are located in Hanover.  If you need to print something, we suggest going to Gnomon Copy at 36 Main St. in Hanover. There is a Copy Center located on the second floor of the Thayer Dining Hall, and several other photocopy and printing services in downtown Hanover, including Gnomon Copy at 36 Main Street.  The campus as a whole is on a wireless network, so you may connect to the Internet with your laptop in any Dartmouth building using the "Dartmouth Public" wireless network.

GYM/PARKING: If you receive support for tuition, but would still like a parking decal and/or athletic pass, you may submit a separate check for these expenses. Gym passes for the duration of the conference may be purchased at check-in for $35; single-day passes to the gym may be purchased at the Athletic Department Office for $10.  Running trails abound in the surrounding area.   Parking decals may be purchased for $60.


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Last Updated: 6/13/17