Friday 12 – Saturday 13 April 2019
Peoples and Places: Networks, Communities, and Early Theatre
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
The 2019 Medieval English Theatre Meeting, celebrating 40 years of METh, will be on 12-13 April at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland,
hosted by Elisabeth Dutton and Olivia Robinson. The theme will be Peoples and Places: Networks, Communities, and Early Theatre.
REGISTRATION is now open.
On the previous day (Thursday 11 April) and in the same location there will be a
Postgraduate and Early Career Symposium run by
the Early English Drama and Performance Network (registration free but space limited).
This is a special celebration METh conference, in honour of the organisation's 40th anniversary, and is therefore longer than the traditional one-day conference.
We encourage conference attendees to consider arriving in time to join the EEDPN delegates for dinner on the evening of 11 April; METh attendees might also wish to consider staying
in Fribourg until 14 April to witness the Palm Sunday procession in town, and other local medieval and theatrical delights.
Transport: We understand that a longer stay in Switzerland
will add to costs for delegates; flying mid-week is, however, usually cheaper and booking early also ensures reasonable fares. Easyjet, Swiss, and British Airways offer good
low-cost fares if booked well in advance: Fribourg is easily accessible from Geneva, Zurich, and Basel airports.
Food and accommodation are both expensive in Switzerland, but we are
all set to help! We have sponsorship to keep registration fees low (these include lunches and coffees); we hope to offer some graduate bursaries; we are happy to help with finding
affordable accommodation options.
There are a number of hotels in the town centre many of which can be found at Hotels in Fribourg and delegates will also find a number of reasonable options available through
There are many hotels located in the town centre and a short distance from the conference venue:
Hôtel du Faucon. Offers university rates; mention that you are attending a conference at the University of Fribourg (~80-100CHF/night).
Rue de Lausanne 76, CH-1700Fribourg
Tel: +41 26 321 37 90; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel de la Rose. Offers university rates; mention that you are attending a conference at the University of Fribourg (~118-160CHF/night).
Rue de Morat 1, CH-1700 Fribourg
Tel: +41 26 351 01 01; e-mail: email@example.com
Hotel Hine Adon. Apartments rather than hotel rooms (~120CHF/night plus a tax of 3.10CHF per person per day).
Hotel** Hine Adon, Aparthotel, Boarding House, Rue Pierre-Aeby 11, CH-1700 Fribourg
Tel: +41 26 322 37 77; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Elite. Offers group rates if more than one room is booked (~95-150CHF/night).
Rue du Criblet 7, CH-1700 Fribourg
Tel: +41 26 350 22 60; e-mail: email@example.com
Hotel Au Sauvage. No conference rates (~170-240CHF/night).
Planche Supérieure 12, CH-1700 Fribourg
Tel: +41 26 347 30 60; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Alpha. No conference rates (~100-120CHF/night).
Rue du Simplon 13, CH-1700 Fribourg
Tel: +41 (0) 26 322 72 72; e-mail: email@example.com or through website
Hotel NH Fribourg. No conference rates (~110CHF/night).
Grande Places 14, CH-1700 Fribourg
Tel: +41 26 351 91 91; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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