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The Alfred Deakin Research Institute and The Faculty of Arts and Education are honoured to be hosts for the 19th George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation.
The George Rudé Seminar is a biannual conference that brings together specialists in French history and culture from Australia, New Zealand, and around the world. Originally established to honour George Rudé's contributions to the study of French history in Australasia, the seminar has grown over the years into a major conference for specialists in French history and culture. Since 2006, a peer-reviewed selection of papers from each Rudé conference has been published online through H-France.
As 2014 is the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, a special public forum will also be held in conjunction with the Rudé seminar on the theme of '1914', at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, 15 July 2014.
L'Alfred Deakin Research Institute et le Faculty of Arts and Education de Deakin University, Australie, ont l'honneur d'acceuilir le dix-neuvième séminaire George Rudé du 10 au 12 juillet 2014.
Le George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation est un colloque biannuel qui rassemble des spécialistes de l'histoire et de la culture françaises venant du monde entier. Il est dédié à la mémoire de George Rudé et à sa contribution à l'étude en Australasie de l'histoire et la culture de la France.
Une journée consacrée à la commémoration du centenaire du début de la première guerre mondiale suivra à la State Library du Victoria, Melbourne, 15 juillet 2014.
Geelong is situated about 70 kilometres south-west of Melbourne, on Corio Bay, a part of the larger Port Phillip Bay. The name is derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal word Jillong, meaning, it is believed, 'land' or 'cliffs. It was founded shortly after Melbourne itself was settled in the 1830s, and grew as a port city during the 1850s gold rush and through the expansion of agriculture, particularly wool production, in western Victoria, during the second half of the nineteenth century.
Geelong is a tourist destination for visitors to the southern surf beaches of Victoria, the Great Ocean Road along the western Victorian coast, and the Bellarine Peninsula holiday destinations of Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale, and Ocean Grove, and local wineries. Visitor information is available here.
About Deakin University:
Deakin University was founded in 1974 as the first regional university in Victoria, and Victoria's fourth university. It has since grown into a multi-campus university, with campuses in Melbourne, the coastal city of Warnambool in the Western District of Victoria, and two Geelong Campuses. The Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds was the first Deakin campus. The Waterfront Campus, on Corio Bay, was founded in 2009, in renovated wool sheds that served the Port of Geelong. The University is named after Alfred Deakin, a key architect behind Australia's Federation in 1901, three-times Australian Prime Minister and duly recognized as the outstanding politician in the first ten years of the Commonwealth of Australia.
The following videos will give you a sense of Geelong:
All visitors can take flights to Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport and drive, take a shuttle bus or train to the Waterfront Campus (see below for details). The airport has daily flights to and from Los Angeles, London and Auckland, and serveral services from Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Qantas Airways has recently entered into an alliance with Emirates Airlines, and in future its flights between Melbourne and London will transit Dubai. Singapore Air, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific fly between London or Paris and Melbourne via, respectively, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong. United Airlines, Delta, Qantas, Air New Zealand, and Virgin Australia all have regular flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles.
Domestic travelers (or those connecting from Tullamarine Airport) can fly daily with JetStar to Avalon Airport and then drive or take a shuttle bus to the Waterfront Campus (see below for details).
The Waterfront Campus is located approximately one hour's drive from Melbourne (Tullamarine Airport). All the major rental car companies have information desks on-site at the airport. The following Google Map shows the route from Tullamarine Airport to the Waterfront Campus.
Avalon Airport is approximately 20 kilometres from Geelong's central business district. Some of the major rental car companies have information desks on-site at this airport. The following Google Map shows the route from Avalon Airport to the Waterfront Campus.
From Tullamarine Airport you can use the Gull Airport Service to travel direct to Geelong. Contact, booking, price, and timetable information can be found on their website. The pick-up and drop-off point for this service closest to Waterfront Campus is the Geelong Railway Station. From there you can take a taxi to your hotel.
From Avalon Airport you can use the Avalon Airport Shuttle to travel direct to Geelong. Contact, booking and price information can be found on their website. Please contact this company directly for information on pick-up and drop-off options in Geelong.
Train travel to Geelong is available but it is not convenient for visitors arriving by plane.
From Tullamarine Airport you can take the Skybus Service to Southern Cross Station in the Melbourne central business district. From Southern Cross Station you can take a VLine train service to Geelong Railway Station. See the VLine website for the Geelong timetable, details about fares, bookings, etc. Once you arrive at the Geelong Railway Station you can take a taxi to your hotel.
Please see the information about the Geelong Railway Station for further details.
The Geelong Taxi Network website has information on estimating taxi fares, booking online, etc. The contact number for booking a taxi in Geelong is 131 008.
Please contact Dr Greg Burgess: email@example.com with any queries.
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