Second Circular - 14th Annual Conference

Department of Asian and North African Studies, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Thursday 2nd March - Saturday 4th April 2017

To download the Conference Second Circular click  HERE.

With the conference fast approaching, the second circular is designed to provide you with further practical information and assist you in preparation for your trip to Venice. Please note that the information offered in the first circular may not be repeated in this and as such please consult both.

Conference Deadlines:

  • Please submit your paper as a PDF or Word document by 20 Feb 2017 to info@eats-taiwan.eu and cc adina.zemanek@eats-taiwan.eu(subject: submission of SURNAME, Given Name).
  • Please complete your online conference registration by 22 Feb 2017 so that we can process your registration in time for the start of the conference on 2 March 2017. See 1st Circular for necessary instruction on payment.
  • If you have had a book relecant to Taiwan Studies published in 2016-2017 and would like to take part in EATS book launch, please write to EATS Board memeber Isabelle Cheng (isabelle.cheng@port.ac.uk); subject;EATS Book Launch + your name) by 20 Feb 2017, including the following information: (1) bibliographical details of your publication and (2) one-paragraph abstract of your book. You are welcome to display your book(s) or distribute leadlets during the conference.

Conference venues and how to get there:

Ca’ Foscari Palace

Ca’ Foscari Palace
Dorsoduro, 3246, 30123 Venice

The closest water bus stop is San Tomà (line1 and line 2) Click here to see how to walk to Ca’ Foscari Palace from the water bus stop

Click here to see how to walk to Ca’ Foscari Palace from the railway station

Ca’ Dolfin Ca’ Dolfin
Calle della Saoneria, 3825/D, 30123, Venice

It is very close to Ca’ Foscari Palace, the closest water bus stop is San Tomà (line 1 and line 2)

Click here to see how to walk to Ca’ Dolfin from the water bus stop

Click here to see how to walk to Ca’ Dolfin from the railway station

Conference Dinner

Ristorante Le Maschere
San Marco 760, Venezia

It is our pleasure that Ambassador Hsieh of the Taipei Representative Office in Rome will host the EATS conference dinner (19:30, 2nd March 2017).

There will be two menus served during the evening. The restaurant needs to know the precise numbers for each option in advance. Therefore, we would like to ask everyone who is attending the conference dinner to choose his/her preference via this online form by 20 February 2017.

Fish Menu:
"Risotto" with seafood
Sea bass in potato crust with vegetables
Tiramisù

Vegetarian Menu:
"Tagliatelle" with vegetables
Omelette with mushrooms
Tiramisù

Both menus include an aperitif, 1/3 liter of wine (or beer), water, coffee/tea.

In the same online form you will also find a choice about your lunch on Saturday 4th March. EATS has organized a buffet lunch at the conference venue for all three days of the conference, but since many of you have to leave by Saturday morning, we need to know exactly how many people are planning to stay for lunch that day. This will allow us to make appropriate arrangements.

Post-conference optional tours (organized by the local organizer)

1) Tour of the area of Dorsoduro, including a visit to the renowned Frari church (Chiesa dei Frari) and Confraternity of St. Roch (Scuola di San Rocco)

A guided walk through one of the most fascinating areas of Venice. The tour includes a visit to the beautiful Frari Church, a sublime example of gothic art in Venice. The Frari Church is one of the largest religious buildings in the city, second only to St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco), as well as a pivotal axis for the Order of Friars Minor in Italy. Because of the numerous artistic masterpieces it accommodates, the Frari Church is considered to be one of the most outstanding religious buildings in Venice. In particular, it holds three major works of art, two famous paintings by Titian and a triptych by Giovanni Bellini. In the Frari Church are buried some of the most influential people in Venetian history, including Titian, the most notable member of the 16th century Venetian school of painting, and Claudio Monteverdi, famous composer of the 17th century. The tour also includes a visit to the unparalleled Confraternity of St.Roch (Scuola Grande di San Rocco), which holds masterpieces by renowned artists like Giorgione, Titian, Giambattista Tiepolo, Francesco Pianta and Jacopo Robusti (best known as Tintoretto).

Departure: Saturday, March 4th, 4 p.m.
Duration: 2 hours
Min. 15 pax required

Prices as follows:

TWO-HOUR GUIDED WALKING TOUR + VISIT TO FRARI CHURCH AND CONFRATERNITY OF ST. ROCH

No. of pax 15/19 20/24 25/29 30/34 35/39 +40
Full assistance € 28,50 € 24,50 € 22,50 € 22,50 € 22,50 € 21,50

2) Private Tour to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello (in the Venice lagoon)

The first island of the tour will be Murano, which is where the famous Venetian blown-glass has been manufactured since the 13th century. Nowadays Murano is home to a vast number of glass factories and a few individual artists’ studios, where all kinds of glass objects are created.

Next you will visit Burano, a fishermen island known for its handmade lace and colorful small houses. It is said that the fishermen painted their houses with such vibrant colors in order to recognize their own house when sailing back home. This island is also famous for its special cookies called “bussolà” or “buranelli”, usually shaped like the letter “S”. When visiting Venice, Burano is definitely a must see.

The last island of the tour will be Torcello, where you will have a peaceful and pleasant walk as well as having the chance to visit the majestic Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, dating back to the 7th century, and its beautiful Byzantine mosaics, the most ancient in all of Venice. Another fascinating spot in Torcello is the “Devil’s Bridge”, one of the only two bridges in Venice still maintaining their original design, without a railing.

Departure: Sunday, March 5th, 9 a. m.
Duration: 4 hours
Min. 15 pax required

VENICE ISLANDS PRIVATE BOAT TOUR WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING ASSISTANT(Duration: 4 hours)

No. of pax 15/19 20/24 25/29 30/34 35/39 +40
Full assistance € 46,00 € 35,00 € 28,00 € 24,00 € 22,00 € 19,50

If you are interested, please register here before 20 Feb. 2017.

You can either register for one tour or for both. Please note that we need to pay a deposit for the tours, so if you decide to register we will count on your participation.

Board member Niki Alsford will collect the money during the Conference Dinner of March 2nd. You are kindly requested to prepare the exact money as he won’t have change.

TRANSPORTATION

→ If you fly to Venice

You will have several options to reach the city from Marco Polo airport:

→ If you arrive by train

Please note that Venice Railway station is called “VENEZIA SANTA LUCIA”. Most trains will have “VENEZIA SANTA LUCIA” as their final destination.

Be careful: if your train stops at “VENEZIA MESTRE” you have not reached your destination yet. From MESTRE you can reach “VENEZIA SANTA LUCIA” station in just a few minutes by train:

  • train: one-way ticket € 1.25

From Mestre you can also reach PIAZZALE ROMA in Venice either by bus or by taxi:

Once you are at “VENEZIA SANTA LUCIA” station, you will find a water bus stop just outside the station:

Transportations in Venice

In Venice you can either walk or use water-buses or water-taxis:

  • Water bus (vaporetto Actv)
    single ticket: € 7.50 (for non residents)
    one-day ticket: € 20
    2-days ticket: € 30
    3-days ticket: € 40
    7-days ticket: € 60
    lines map
    timetables
  • Water taxi: it is more expensive than public boats, for ex. from Piazzale Roma to central Venice the price might be around €50

ACCOMMODATION

How to get there

Istituto Canossiano S. Trovaso Istituto Canossiano S. Trovaso
Fondamenta de le Romite, Dorsoduro 1323, 30123 Venezia
T +39 041 240 9711
e-mail: info@romite1323.com

Istituto Canossiano is easily reachable from the train station or the bus station (Piazzale Roma) by foot, in about 15 minutes, or by water bus, in about 20 minutes. In the latter case, take line 6 to S. Marco and get off at the stop “S. Basilio”, then proceed by foot. Turn right and go straight ahead on Fondamenta Zattere Al Ponte Longo, then turn left on Calle Certelletti and cross the bridge. Turn right on Fondamenta Ognissanti and then turn left on Fondamenta Eremite; Istituto Canossiano is on the left, at the end of the street.

Casa Caburlotto Casa Caburlotto
Fondamenta Rizzi - Santa Croce 316, 30135 Venezia
T +39 041 710877
e-mail: info@casacaburlotto.it

From the bus station (Piazzale Roma) it takes about 5 minutes by foot to reach Casa Caburlotto. From Piazzale Roma turn right and take Fondamenta Cosetti, cross the bridge, then go straight ahead on Fondamenta Tre Ponti, which becomes Fondamenta Pigan. Cross the second bridge and continue straight ahead on Fondamenta Cazziola. Right before the third bridge turn right on Fondamenta Rizzi. Casa Caburlotto is on the right.

Patronato Salesiano Leone XIII Patronato Salesiano Leone XIII
Calle San Domenico 1281 – Castello - 30122 Venezia
T (0039) 041 5230796
e-mail: info@salesianivenezia.it

From the train station or the bus station there are two possible ways to reach Patronato Salesiano Leone XIII by water bus: you can either take line 1, and take a 60 minutes tour of Canal Grande, or you can take lines 4.1, 5.1 or 6 through Canale della Giudecca for about 30 minutes. In both cases you need to get off at the “Giardini” or “Giardini-Biennale” stops and then proceed on Viale Giuseppe Garibaldi. Cross the bridge, turn left right away and then turn right on Calle S. Domenico. Patronato Salesiano Leone XIII is on the left at No. 1281.

Casa S. Andrea Casa S. Andrea
S. Croce 495, 30135 Venezia
T +39 041 2770945
e-mail: info@casasantandrea.it

From Piazzale Roma take Rio Terà S. Andrea, the street right next to the people mover station, at the end of the street turn right, Casa S. Andrea is on the right.

Hotel Al Sole Hotel Al Sole
Fondamenta Minotto - Santa Croce Tolentini 136 - Venezia
T: 041 - 244 03 28
e-mail: info@alsolehotels.com

From Piazzale Roma turn right on Fondamenta Cossetti towards the three bridges. Walk up the stairs of the first bridge, turn left and go down the other bridge towards Fondamenta Magazzen. Go straight ahead for about 200m and take the third bridge on your left, the hotel is right in front of it.

Hotel Agli Alboretti Hotel Agli Alboretti
Rio Terà Foscarini, Accademia - Dorsoduro 884 - Venezia
T: 041-52 300 58
e-mail: info@aglialboretti.com

Hotel agli Alboretti is very close to Accademia Brdge. From the train station or Piazzale Roma take the water bus line 1 or line 2 towards S. Marco and get off at the “Accademia” stop. Turn left and then turn right to take Rio Terrà Foscarini, the hotel is a few steps away on the left at No. 884. This way you will also take a tour of Canal Grande, but with a slow boat it might take up to 60 minutes.

You can also take lines 5.1 or 6 for 30 minutes and get off at the “Zattere” stop. Once you get off, turn right and then turn left on Rio Terrà Foscarini, the hotel is about 150m away on the right.

Contact:

In case of emergency you can call the local organizer:

Federica Passi
Tel. +39 345 96 95 680
Email: fedpassi@unive.it