The workshop will take place in Ghent, a city in the Flemish region of Belgium, capital of the East Flanders province. Two rivers, Lys and Scheldt, flow through Ghent. The city’s history dates back to the 7th century when Saint Amandus constructed two abbeys there. Between the 11th and 16th century Ghent was one of the most important cities in Europe especially due to its wool industry.
The most important attractions in the city include the St. Bavo Cathedral, which holds the famour Ghent Altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers, “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” (1432), the belfry, the Gravensteen Castle, and the Graslei and Korenlei, two medieval harbours sided with beautiful historic houses.
For orientation: www.visitgent.be
The registration, opening of the conference as well as the opening keynote lecture will take place in the Aula, Volderstraat 9.
The panels on the first day will take place in the Conference Center Het Pand, Onderbergen 1.
The venue for Friday as well as Saturday will the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University Campus at the Blandijnberg 2, in the artistic quarter of the city, near the Boekentorenor Book Tower, the heart of the Ghent University Library, designed by Henry Van De Velde.
Getting there from the main station (Sint-Pieter-Station) Ghent: take Tram line 1 (direction Stelplaats) to Verlorenkost (see Haltelijst and Route of Tram line 1), then walk 3 minutes to Blandijnberg 2 (via Sint-Kwintensberg).
For more on the Ghent University: http://www.ugent.be/en
Travelling to Ghent:
For details on traveling to Ghent, see here.
Train connections in Belgium, i.e. from Brussels airport to Gent-Sint-Pieters (= Ghent main station) see here.
IMPORTANT NOTE: GHENT HAS A NEW TRAFFIC PLAN THAT IS NOT YET UPDATED ON THE GPS SYSTEMS. IF YOU COME BY CAR (NOT RECOMMENDED) PLEASE USE THIS LINK FOR DIRECTION!!!!
Travelling in Ghent:
Route planner for getting around in Ghent
You can find maps with the routes of all bus and tram lines in Ghent here (unfortunately, this page is only in Dutch):