The Department of English Language and Literature at Blaze Koneski Faculty of Philology, Ss Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje, Macedonia, is pleased to announce the upcoming international conference titled "English Studies at the Interface of Disciplines: Research and Practice", to be held 21 - 23 March 2019 at the Department of English Language and Literature. More about the history of the Department of English Language and Literature can be found here.
The conference aims to highlight the importance of exploring interdisciplinary approaches to linguistic, literary, pedagogical, cultural, political, ethical, ethnic, national, as well as other research contexts pertaining to various disciplines. Particular emphasis will be placed on examining how the findings of one discipline may shed light on potentially neglected perspectives in another discipline.
English language professionals are kindly invited to present their on-going research related to any of the topics included in the Call for Papers (see conference documents below). Students are encouraged to present posters about their research.
Richard Fay, Manchester Institute of Education, The University of Manchester, UK
Steven V. Foulke, Ottawa University, KS, USA
Elena Marchevska, London South Bank University, UK
Abstracts to be added soon...
To be announced.
Skopje by plane
The Republic of Macedonia is easily accessible from most European destinations via Skopje’s International Airport Alexander the Great , located about 17 km (10 miles) from the city and 21.5 km from the University Campus. The airport was rebuilt in 2011. Upon arrival at the airport, you can get a taxi (approx. 20 EUR) or a bus (approx. 3 EUR) into Skopje. Alternatively, you can rent a car.
Skopje by car
To access Skopje, if coming from (1) Athens, via the E-75 northbound, (2) Belgrade, via the E-75 southbound, (3) Pristina, via the E-65 southbound, (4) Sofia, via the E-871 westbound followed by the E-75 southbound, (5) Tirana, via the E-852 eastbound followed by the E-65 southbound.
Skopje by train and bus
Both the international train and bus stations are located in the same Transport Center which is a 15-minute walk from the Makedonija City Square and 1.6km from the University campus. Trains also connect Skopje to Belgrade, Thessaloniki, Athens and Ljubljana.
Buses connect Skopje to the rest of the Macedonian countryside, as well as Sofia, Tirana, Pristina, Belgrade, Nish, Istanbul, Ljubljana and others. Services to towns in Macedonia run every 1-2 hours, while international services run less frequently – e.g. one to two times per day.
Skopje taxi transport
Taxis are available throughout the city and can be found at many corners, and run a 24 hour service. Taxis in Skopje are relatively cheap, however, (unregistered) taxi drivers might approach you offering their services. To avoid being overcharged, it is safer to book a tax via a taxi company . To give an idea about pricing, a taxi in Skopje from the city centre to the outskirts of the city typically costs around 300 denars (5 EUR), though during rush hour the price can go up to 500 denars (9 EUR).
Skopje public transport
There is a dense network of bus lines connecting most parts of the city and suburbs (see the website of the public transport company, JSP). You can purchase a travel card for the bus from multiple kiosks around the city, there is a map at the bottom of this page.
Apart from the university campus car park, the nearest and most convenient alternative parking facilities are available within a three-minute walking distance across Goce Delchev Blvd. These are the multi-storey car park on Goce Delcev Blvd, the Macedonian Radio and Television (MRT) parking lot and the parallel parking places on Dimitar Vlahov Street by The Vardar River (behind the tallest black building opposite the campus).
Please be advised that the MRT and street parking facilities are payable via mobile phones only and are therefore convenient for domestic mobile network subscribers. Parking there is free of charge on Saturdays after 2 p.m. and on Sundays. The multi-storey car park requires cash payment and is therefore the only facility convenient for international participants
In terms of price and convenience, participants are encouraged to use taxi and public transportation services. (See Venue Access below)
If foreign pronunciation is your forte, try saying to the taxi driver “Filoloshkee fakultet – rampa” (Faculty of Philology – the ramp).
Due to construction works, the main University Campus entrance is closed to all pedestrian and vehicle traffic, which has been redirected to the side entrance from Goce Delcev Blvd (across the street from the Macedonian Radio and Television building).
Most of the hotels listed below are in the vicinity of the conference venue. Conference attendees are free to look for other type of accommodation that best suits their needs.
Department of English Language and Literature
Blaze Koneski Faculty of Philology
Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje
Republic of Macedonia
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