Annual Meeting of the
Stockholm, August 27-30, 2001
Program and general information
Date and location: SEAC
2001 will be held 27-30 August 2001, at the
Old Observatory in the centre of Stockholm.
The observatory is now a museum run by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
It is within easy reach of hotels, restaurants, cafés, pizzerias, etc.,
many with moderate to low prices.
Theme for the conference: Symbols, calendars and orientations:
legacies of astronomy in culture
Preliminary program: Three keynote talks are
planned relating to Swedish archaeology and history of astronomy. Aside
from the keynote talks, each paper will be allotted 25 minutes with an
additional 5 minutes for questions.
Proposed topics for sessions (suggestions for other topics are welcomed by the local organising committee):
Travel: All major European airlines fly into
Arlanda Airport, which is 45 kilometres north of Stockholm. Ryan Air is
a low-price alternative.
Lodging: A number of single
and double rooms have been reserved at hotels
near the Old Observatory until 4 May 2001. These are located on the map.
Registration: Please fill in the registration form and return it with a copy of your bank transfer by 30 March 2001 for early registration (with reduced registration fee), but no later than 4 May 2001.
Registration fees: To cover the cost of refreshments,
the excursion to Old Uppsala and minor expenses, there will be a registration
fee of 400 Swedish crowns (SEK) for members from Western European countries.
Grants: We hope to be able to offer a few grants
to postgraduate students from western Europe and to students/colleagues
from eastern Europe. More information will follow in the next announcement.
Submission of abstracts: The selection of papers
will be made on the basis of an extended abstract of 500-1000 words. These
are to be submitted preferably by Friday, 30 March 2001 and at the latest
by Friday, 4 May 2001 which is also the final date for registration.
Publication of the Proceedings: The Proceedings will be edited by the LOC. We hope to be able to allot 12 pages to the keynote speakers and 8 pages to the other conference participants. 1 December 2001 is a firm deadline for manuscripts. Guide lines will be published later. All articles will be refereed.
Local Organising Committee: