Information for Participants


Check-in for the Institute will begin at 2:00 PM Monday, June 20th on the second floor lounge of New Hampshire Hall (10 East Wheelock Street). Earlier check-in will not be available but late arrivals can come directly to the opening plenary session. New Hampshire Hall is the dormitory that will be used for the Institute. It is located next to the Dartmouth Coach bus stop and the Dartmouth Green.

The Institute sessions will formally begin at 7:00 PM EST on Monday, June 20th and conclude in the evening on June 25th, 2022. We open with a session about both the mechanics and the intellectual goals of the coming week.  The typical schedule for Tuesday through Saturday will be a morning plenary (9:00 AM-12:30 PM), an afternoon participant seminar (2-5 PM), and an evening session. There is picnic dinner scheduled for Wednesday evening at a tent on Tuck Drive (see map), and a brunch on Thursday morning, and the final evening of the Institute features a banquet for all participants and speakers. 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: Lou’s, Dunk's, Sushi-Ya, Han Fusion, Molly’s, Jewel of India, Tuk Tuk, Murphy’s, Base Camp, Boloco, and Umpleby’s. The Dirt Cowboy and Still North have your coffee needs covered. The Hanover Coop, at 45 South Park St, is a fully stocked grocery store with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and prepared foods (open from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm).

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.


Afternoon seminar sessions will be led by 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 their 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 30 minutes. Seminars meet Tuesday through Saturday. You will  receive your seminar assignments by the first day of the Institute. On opening night, each seminar decides as a group who will present at Tuesday’s seminar session. The remainder of the seminar presentation schedule will be decided at Tuesday’s seminar session.

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. Plenary speakers will visit 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 will be in the New Hampshire dormitory, located right of the Dartmouth Green in South House and at 10 East Wheelock Street. Sheets, pillows, and towels are provided. Coin-operated laundry facilities are located in the building. There is also a kitchen located in building. If you would like to cook, we suggest that you bring your own cooking and eating utensils. The 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 26, 2022. There is a key drop box. Leave your keys here. If you have any other questions about logistics or accessibility needs, please contact us at futures@dartmouth.edu.

Most bathrooms in the dorms are shared, single occupant bathrooms—we encourage you to bring something you’ll feel comfortable wearing from your room to the bathroom in the case that you are in a suite with a shared bath.


Printers, scanners, and copying facilities are located in Hanover.  If you need to print something, we suggest going to Gnomon Copy. There is also a copy center located on the second floor of the Class of 1953 Commons, and several other photocopy and printing services in downtown Hanover. 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. Dartmouth also offers “eduroam” connectivity, if you have access to that through your home institution.


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 at check in. Gym passes for the duration of the conference may be purchased at check-in for $35.  Free running trails abound in the surrounding area.  Parking decals may be purchased for $60 at check-in. Please bring a personal check to pay for parking/gym. We can also accept cash, but we cannot accept credit or debit cards.


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