CFP: Ira Aldridge (1807-1867): An International Symposium Celebrating the Bicentennial Anniversary of His Birth (Poland) (4/30/0

full name / name of organization: 
Joanna Sadowska
contact email: 
joasiasad@yahoo.com

IRA ALDRIDGE (1807-1867):
  AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM CELEBRATING THE BICENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH
  The International Symposium
  University of Lodz, Poland
  The British and Commonwealth Studies Department
  Lodz, Poland 23-25 July 2007
   
   
  Dear Colleagues,
   
              We would like to invite you to our International Symposium in tribute to Ira Aldridge, the First Internationally Known African-American Actor. The symposium is being organised by the British and Commonwealth Studies Department at the University of Lodz (Poland). Our academic event is meant to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of Aldridge's birth in 1807. Lodz, the second biggest city in Poland, is proud of its special connection with Aldridge, since he died here in 1867. His grave in the Evangelical Cemetery constitutes a significant place of worship in the memory of Lodz citizens, though this important African-American Actor never performed in our town.
              We leave the topic of our symposium open as we would like to generate and facilitate a dynamic interdisciplinary academic meeting devoted to his life and achievements and the cultural repercussions of his role in international culture, especially in Theatre, African-American and Shakespeare Studies. The symposium is to take place on July 23-25, 2007 at the Conference Centre of the University of Lodz, Kopcinskiego 16/18 street.
              I look forward to our cooperation in this important academic endeavour. This will be the first symposium ever devoted entirely to Ira Aldridge.
   
              Sincerely yours,
   
  Prof. dr. Krystyna Kujawinska Courtney
  Head
  British and Commonwealth Studies Department
  University of Lodz
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME:
              Participants are expected to check in on 22nd July 2007 (Sunday). The programme starts the following morning and finishes after dinner on the 24th July 2007 (Tuesday). Individual sessions (lectures or workshops) will last 40 minutes with an additional 20 minutes for discussion. The programme and format of various presentations will depend on the number of participants and may be modified accordingly. More information will be given as soon as we have confirmation of your participation in the programme.
  CONFERENCE LANGUAGE:
  The symposium language of the British and Commonwealth Studies Department will be English. Papers should be given and abstracts submitted in English. The symposium will be informal, giving all participants the opportunity to exchange ideas.
  ABSTRACTS:
              Participants wishing to read a paper or conduct a workshop are requested to send a 300-400 word (two pages) double-spaced abstract to one of the Secretaries of the Symposium Organisational Committee. The Committee has the right to make amendments to the pages. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30th April 2007.
  PROCEEDINGS:
              Papers accepted for inclusion in the programme should be submitted in English with an accompanying 3,5 inch double or high-density or CD-ROM in Word for Windows 6.0. after the symposium ends. All papers presented at Lodz will be considered for publication in the proceedings of the symposium.
  ACCOMMODATION:
              The Symposium Committee will provide accommodation and full board at the University of Lodz Training and Conference Centre, where the conference will be held. The University of Lodz Training and Conference Centre address: Kopcinskiego street 16/18, 90-232 Lodz/Poland: tel.: (+48 42) 635 54 90; fax: (+48 42) 635 54 60.
  FEE:
  The registration fee is 300 PLN. The fee should be transferred to the bank account of the University of Lodz: bank PKO SA II O/Lodz, 1412403028 1111 0010 04347782 with the note "Ira Aldridge's Symposium" by the 30th April 2007.
   
  INFORMATION SHEET
   
  I confirm my interest in IRA ALDRIDGE (1807-1867): AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM CELEBRATING THE BICENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH (Lodz / Poland 23-25 July 2007).
  Please send me the preliminary programme of the conference.
  PERSONAL DATA
  NAMES..........................................................................................................................
  SURNAME....................................................................................................................
  UNIVERSITY.................................................................................................................
  DEPARTMENT..............................................................................................................
  ADDRESS.....................................................................................................................
  .......................................................................................................................................
  E-MAIL...........................................................................................................................
  TEL:.................................................. FAX:...................................................................
  I wish to participate/read a paper/conduct a workshop............YES..........NO...........
  The planned title of the presentation:............................................................................
  .......................................................................................................................................
   
  The deadline for receipt of this Information Sheet is 30th April 2007.
  Please, send it to:
  Symposium Secretaries:
  Maria Lukowska, Ph.D. / Joanna Sadowska, M.A.
  maluk_at_uni.lodz.pl / ber21_at_o2.pl
  BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH STUDIES DEPARTMENT
  INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
  UNIVERSITY OF LODZ
   
  PL. WOLNOSCI 2, 91-415 LODZ / POLAND
  TEL: (+48 42) 633 71 27; FAX: (+48 42) 630 36 63
   
   
  TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
  INFORMATION FORM
   
  NAME AND SURNAME...............................................................................................
  DATE OF ARRIVAL:....................................................................................................
  DATE OF DEPARTURE...............................................................................................
  HOTEL RESERVATION:
  The type and cost of accommodation: Participants should pay for the accommodation themselves in the form they prefer.
  2 persons' Apartment: 300 PLN/night
  single bed room (lower standard): 120 PLN/night
  single bed room (higher standard): 140 PLN/night
  a place in double bed room (lower standard): 90 PLN/night
  a place in double bed room (higher standard): 105 PLN/night
  double bed room for one person (lower standard): 140 PLN/night
  double bed room for one person (higher standard): 155 PLN/night
  I wish to book a hotel room (please tick a selected type of room and all dates you are planning to occupy your accommodation):
            rooms
    22/23.07.2007
    23/24.07.2007
    24/25.07.2007
      double bed apartment
     
     
     
      single bed
     
     
     
      double bed
     
     
     

  MEALS:
  Meals are paid during the symposium time from 22.07.2007 (dinner) to 25.07.2007 (dinner). The cost of meals: lunch: 30 PLN, dinner: 20 PLN. The breakfast is included in the room’s price. Meals should be paid during registration.
  I wish to have (please tick all meals you are planning to eat during the symposium and the type of meal given below)
          meals
    22.07.2007
    23.07.2007
    23.07.2007
    25.07.2007
      lunch 30 PLN
     
     
     
     
      dinner 20 PLN
     
     
     
     
   
  Regular meal .....................................
  Vegetarian meal..................................
  Vegan meal.........................................
  ENTERTAINMENT:
  The cost of the Lodz sightseeing is covered by the organizers of the conference.
  I would like to participate in Lodz sightseeing on 25th July 2007.
  Yes............................
  No.............................
  ACCOMPANYING PERSON:
   
  Name and surname........................................................................................................
   
  .......................................................................................................................................
   
  The organizers of the conference cannot support the cost of the accommodation and meals of an accompanying person. Such expenses must be paid separately.
   
  Please send this form by
  30th April 2007
  to:
   
  Maria Lukowska, Ph.D. / Joanna Sadowska, M.A.
  maluk_at_uni.lodz.pl / joasiasad_at_yahoo.com
  BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH STUDIES DEPARTMENT
  INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
  UNIVERSITY OF LODZ
   
  PL. WOLNOSCI 2, 91-415 LODZ / POLAND
  TEL: (+48 42) 633 71 27; FAX: (+48 42) 630 36 63
   
   
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