Anglo American conference of historians 2008

Institute of Historical Research, 2 - 4 July 2008

Cities: the 78th Anglo-American Conference of Historians, 2-3 July 2009

For 10,000 years cities have shaped the affairs of mankind. Now, more than half of the world's population is urban, dwelling in settlements that we identify as 'city' or 'town', some of them so extensive and so complex that they seem to transcend traditional notions of urban organisation and form.

To find out more about the Anglo-American conference 2009, please visit the 2009 conference website.

[img_assist|nid=841|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=140|height=191]Communication is central to all human relationships and to the functioning of all societies. Its nature from classical times to the present day is therefore an appropriate topic for the 77th Anglo-American conference, especially since it is nowadays an extremely topical subject - witness contemporary agendas of consultation and listening to the public and of knowledge transfer, the past decade's near obsession with the effective management of message, the role of the media, and current debates about the ICT revolution and its contribution to so-called globalisation.

 

Publishers at this year's Anglo-American:

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Wi-Fi information for delegates and publishers

In response to feedback from delegates and exhibitors at last years Anglo-American Conference, this year we are able to offer Wi-Fi access from your own laptop or PDA, to enable you to surf the net and check your e-mails.

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Accommodation

Hostel/college accommodation

Budget to mid-priced

Higher priced

We have a preferential rate with the Novotel Hotel at Euston. When booking quote the details below:

University of London - Code SC227237930 - Contract Number 603175

They will quote you the best business rate available. Use the Accor Hotels website and follow the booking instruction. Alternatively you can always email their in-house reservations team on h5309@accor.com or call them on 0207 666 9010. The best way to make bookings is online as you get the confirmation straight away by email.

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Eating out

Local restaurants and sandwich Bars

  • Institute of Historical Research, IHR/SAS common room (ground floor), Senate House, North Block provides sandwiches, soup, salads etc.
  • Macmillans refectory, Senate House, South Block serves lunch between 11.45am and 2.15pm. A wide selection of hot and cold meats, jacket potatoes, snacks, hot meals including vegetarian meals, salad bar and puddings with custard.
  • Birkbeck College, 32 Tavistock Square provides snacks, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks
  • RADA café, Malet Street (opposite Senate House). Soup, sandwiches and salads
  • Strada, Brunswick Centre (opposite Russell Square tube station). Pizza, pasta etc.
  • Carluccio's café, Brunswick Centre (opposite Russell Square tube station). Pizza, pasta etc.
  • Pret à Manger café, opposite Russell Square tube station. Sandwiches etc.
  • Café Deco, Store Street. Ciabatta, Panini etc.
  • Busaba Eathai, Store Street. Cheap and cheerful Thai food.
  • Panino D'oro, Marchmont Street. Good sandwich shop
  • Alara Wholefoods, Marchmont Street. Excellent for healthy sandwiches and salads.
  • The Place, far end of Woburn Walk. Good veggie food at good prices.
  • Marlborough Arms, Torrington Place and the University Tavern, Store Street, both student pubs serving bar food.
  • Pizza Paradiso, Store Street. Pizza and pasta.
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street. Excellent canteen offering a wide selection of food including vegetarian dishes, salad bar, hot meals and puddings.
  • UCL Refectory, Gower Street. A wide selection of food as above plus at least one international dish.
  • SOAS (next to Senate House) has a great range of places to eat: Choices Snack Bar selling sandwiches, drinks and ice-cream. The Refectory which serves lunch between 11.45am and 2.15pm. A wide selection of hot and cold meats, snacks, hot meals including vegetarian meals, salad bar and puddings with custard.
  • Brunei Gallery Café Bar in the building opposite the main entrance of SOAS is a very modern, light and airy café bar serving freshly made sandwiches and cakes.
  • Wagamama in Streatham Street near the British Museum. Japanese noodle bar.
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