“Crafting Narratives of Empire” Attendee Information

Crafting Narratives of Empire: Contested Roots of Revolution in the Long Eighteenth Century

Hosted by the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies (ITPS) at Iona College and the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri

September 22nd – 24th, 2022,

    New Rochelle, New York and Virtually via Zoom Webinar

Information for In-Person Attendance

In-person conference registration: Attendance is free and open to all. Please register at the following link: https://itps.ticketleap.com/itpskindercon/. All hybrid registrations are session-by-session, and available through the conference program.

Covid-19 Precautions: while we are unsure what the public health circumstances and policies will be come September, to ensure everyone’s comfort and safety we ask that all in-person attendees remain masked while indoors except for when eating/drinking and/or delivering their own presentations. Should these precautions change as the conference approaches, we will provide as much advanced notice as possible.

Hotel: A block of rooms is reserved at the SpringHill Suites in Tuckahoe, located at 109 Marbledale Road, Tuckahoe, NY 10707, which is a fifteen minute drive from campus (four miles). Rooms are available at a reduced conference rate ($159 per night) with the code “IONA ITPS 2022.” Information about rooms and booking can be found on the hotel website: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1651762432476&key=GRP&app=resvlink or by calling the hotel at 914-984-9010. Thank you to Casey Dellicarpini in Business services for her help in arranging. We are currently working to see if additional rooms are available a further reduced rate on the Iona campus. We will update the conference website should this option become available, likely around mid-August.

Transportation: Iona College is located one mile (an approximately twenty minute walk and five minute drive) from the New Rochelle Metro North (commuter rail from Manhattan) and Amtrak station. There are regular Iona College shuttles that run to and from the station: if you show the driver your registration information and an ID, you will be able to take the regular shuttle which runs approximately every half hour. We will provide more details on this in mid-August.

For those staying at the conference hotel, there will be a twice a day shuttle to and from the hotel: approximately 45 minutes before the first session each day and after each session concludes in the evening.

Technical details: Each conference space will be equipped with desktop microphones, audience microphones, and screen projectors for presentations, along with OWL devices for hybrid sessions. Please check back here by mid-August for further details on whether computers/HTMI cords will be available or whether your own devices will be necessary.

Because of the hybrid nature of many of the sessions, there is an option to record them. The opening book talk, performance, plenary, and keynote will all be recorded, and with approval, shared on the ITPS research portal after the conference concludes. Should you wish your session to be (or not to be) recorded and it is hybrid, please let the organizers know. Non-hybrid sessions will not be recorded.

Accommodation requests: As noted in our correspondence, please let us know if there are any accommodation requests, including but not limited to physical, culinary, and/or relating to family or childcare responsibilities. There will be vegetarian and gluten-free options at the receptions. Please note that lunch on Friday and Saturday is on your own, and there are several restaurants right by campus on North Avenue (all within a five minute walk of the conference location).

Social media: You can also look out for updates and other relevant conversations with the hashtag #ITPSKinderCon, follow @theITPS, and @mudemocracy. Since this is a hybrid event, please feel free to share widely!

Thank you to the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, the Kinder Institute, the Provost Office at Iona College, Iona College Libraries and AV services, Iona College Security, and Chartwells Caterers.