Travel and Practical Information


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12th Biennial Conference of the ALCS, 2018

28 – 30 June, University of Sheffield
Travel and Practical Information


We are looking forward to welcoming you to Sheffield. Here is some practical information.

For all questions or queries: ALCS@sheffield.ac.uk

Programme ALCS Conference 2018

Travel Information as PDF (with maps


Overview Venues

Workshop for Tutors
Jessop West, Room G.03
Registration and Opening
Firth Court, Council Room
Festive Conference Dinner Weston Park Museum
Conference Hotel  Jonas Hotel, Endcliffe Village
Friday Conference The Edge Conference Centre
Friday Evening Play DINA, 32 Cambridge Street
Saturday Programme The Edge Conference Centre

Getting to Sheffield

The University of Sheffield website contains information on a range of ways of getting to the university from anywhere in the world, including local maps: www.sheffield.ac.uk/visitors/mapsandtravel.


 Jonas Hotel & conference venue The Edge (Friday & Saturday)


imageposterwebJonas Hotel & The Edge
Endcliffe Village
Endcliffe Crescent
Sheffield S10 3ER
+44 114 222 8816
hello@jonashotel.co.uk

Hotel practical info:

  • Check-in from 3pm. Check-out before 11am. Luggage storage available.
  • Tel. porter for those arriving after 11pm: +44 114 222 8810.
  • A very small breakfast is included (Coffee/tea and danish).
  • The Edge, the centre where the conference takes place on Friday and Saturday, is on the same site as the hotel. 3-5 minutes walk and clearly signposted.

Dutch Tutors Workshop (Jessop West) and Opening Conference (Firth Court) 


From Sheffield Railway Station, the easiest ways on Thursday to reach Jessop West (room G.03) for the Tutors Workshop, Firth Court for the conference opening (Council Room) , or Weston Park Museum for the dinner, are:

  • On foot: 30 min.
  • By tram: stop at the back of the railway station, YELLOW and BLUE routes to University of Sheffield stop. Tickets available from the conductor.

Friday Evening


fishermanposterNo dinner has been arranged for Friday before the evening event The Farce of the Fisherman

Near the Endcliffe campus, many nice places are to be found on Sharrow Vale Road and Ecclesall Road: 10 min. walking from the Endcliffe campus, in the direction of Neill Road and Newington Road bus stops (which helps you on your way to DINA: see Travel Information).

Near DINA itself, the city centre itself also offers plenty to eat.

DINA

32 Cambridge Street
(near to the John Lewis department store)

  • On foot: 40 min.
  • By bus: 30 min. inc. walking (exc. waiting):
    • bus 6/271 from Newington Road stop to Moorhead stop
    • bus 81/82 from Neill Road stop to Charles Street stop
    • bus 88 from Neill Road stop to Moorhead Eyre Street stop
    • bus 120 from Endcliffe Vale Road or Shore Lane stop to City Hall stop

Staying in Sheffield a little longer?

The city’s tourism information website lists a great many things to see and do:

www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/visit/things-to-see-and-do

Sheffield is known for its street art, vibrant pop scene, and its many local breweries.

The Jonas Hotel is close to the Botanical Gardens and Endcliffe Park, from where a walk along the Porter Brook takes you straight into the Peak District, a national park.

Sheffield’s industrial heritage is also visible in many places, both in Sheffield’s museums and in the open air, for instance at the grinding workshops which can be seen in operation at Shepherd Wheel, along the Porter Brook.

Or sample some Netherlandic art at the Graves Art Gallery!

While we are in Sheffield, the city also hosts a virtual-reality exploration into the life experience of by Dutch multi-disciplinary artist, Marcel Schreur: Life is Beautiful Always (28 June – 1 July, Grace Unit, Fitzalan Square, near the High Street).

The Farce of the Fisherman

textfirshermanHusband and wife fishers are caught at sea when a heavy storm threatens to overturn their boat.

It is time to confess!

But what if the storm was not quite as devastating as expected and the truth is out…


As part of the cultural programme of the ALCS Conference: Picturing Reality and with the generous support of the Representation of the Flemish Government in London we would like to present The Farce of the Fisherman.  This short play, written by the Bruges playwright Cornelis Everaert and translated into English by Ben Parsons and Bas Jongenelen, will be introduced by Dr.  Charlotte Steenbrugge (Sheffield). The play is produced by Samuel Dickinson.

Friday 29th June
DINA, 32A-34 Cambridge Street
8.30pm (Doors open at 8.00pm)

The performance is free, but by reservation only.  All ALCS delegates will get their reservation in the conference pack.


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Come and celebrate with us: 70 Years of Dutch at Sheffield University

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ALCS members, colleagues, students, alumni, friends,

Please  join us to celebrate the first seven decades of Dutch at Sheffield. Dutch started modestly in 1948 as an option for students of German. Seventy year later Sheffield boasts the largest Dutch Section in the Anglophone world.

We would like to invite you to celebrate this with us on
Thursday 28 June 2018

This is the day of the opening of the ALCS International Conference on Dutch Studies: Picturing Reality, which will take place in Sheffield. The (draft) Programme can be found here

You are most welcome to join us for the opening of the conference in the Council Room, Firth Court at 5 pm. The opening address will be by Prof. Lotte Jensen (Nijmegen). This is followed by a wine reception. This event is free.

We will then proceed to our festive dinner in Weston Park Museum. Please join us from 19.30.  For this you will have to book a place before 1 June. The three course meal in Weston Park’s main gallery setting is £20. Please choose ‘Optional Extras’  if you are not registering for the Conference. We have 60 places so don’t wait too long.

If you  have any questions: ALCS@shef.ac.uk

Workshop Tutors of Dutch: 28 June 2018

workshopA recent ALCS survey has shown that Dutch is getting increasingly popular within Institution wide Language Programmes. We are keen to support the IWLP tutors, which is why we are organising a half-day workshop for Tutors of Dutch in the UK and Ireland.

This ALCS Workshop is first and foremost an opportunity to meet colleagues from other institutions, to swap ideas and share good practice. But we have also invited an expert, drs. Vera de Bot (Universiteit Amsterdam). Vera is an experienced Dutch Language tutor (Sheffield, Philadelphia, Amsterdam), author of Dutch course books, and a master at new techniques, games and suggestions to engage language learners.

Programme

12.00 Arrival, Registration and Lunch
Jessop West, University of Sheffield
13.00 Workshop Part 1
14.45 Tea/Coffee Break
15.15 Workshop Part 2
16.15 Evaluation and Planning
16.30 Workshop finishes
17.00 Opening of ALCS Conference: Picturing Reality
Opening Lecture by Prof Lotte Jensen (Nijmegen)
18.15 Wine Reception

This workshop, lunch, refreshments, reception and lecture are all free of charge. 

We also have a small pot to help out with travel costs if your institution does not cover your travel expenses. If you want to make use of that, please contact ALCS@ Sheffield.ac.uk.

All tutors of Dutch at University Language Centres in the UK and Ireland are welcome to apply. Please register for our Workshop here.

ALCS Conference 2018: Picturing Reality


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During the 12th ALCS Conference Picturing Reality, (28-30 June, University of Sheffield), we will map and analyse a wide range of areas of interchange or zones of contact in a Low Countries context. We approach ‘traditional’ or binary pairings such as fiction and truth, art and life, imagination and history through a lens of complementarity and not only in terms of contamination and opposition. We regard adaptation and translation as exemplary contact zones.

We can boast a truly international conference with speakers from 4 continents and 11 different nations. 

Conference Programma (version 31 May)

Click here for our online registration which is now open till 1 June 2018

Selected papers will be published in the ALCS Journal: Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies


There are two events associated with the conference:


 

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70 Years of Dutch at Sheffield University, 28 June

The Centre for Dutch and Flemish Studies will host the 12th ALCS conference as part of the festivities celebrating 70 years of Dutch Studies at the University of Sheffield. More about the festive dinner and how to book your ticket.


fishermanposterThe Farce of the Fisherman, 29 June

Let us speak our confessions
Telling each other and keeping it short,
For our need now forces us to do so,
So we might obtain freedom from hell.

Husband and wife fishers are caught at sea when a heavy storm threatens to overturn their boat. It is time to confess! But what if the storm was not quite as devastating as expected and the truth is out…

More about the play and how to reserve your FREE ticket.