1999 Hume Conference
University College, Cork
July 19-23, 1999
Conference Co-Directors: Stephen Darwall (University of Michigan, USA)
Desmond Clarke (University
College Cork, Ireland) with the assistance of Garrett Barden (University
College Cork, Ireland)
The 26th Hume Conference of the David
Hume Society will be held July 19-23, 1999 at University
College, Cork . The conference's theme will be "Mind and Society."
Full information about the conference, including details about schedule,
fees, accommodations will be sent to Hume Society members in March.
Because July is high tourist season in Cork, however, anyone considering
attending the conference should reserve accommodations soon (see below).
Bear in mind also that the Tenth
International Congress on the Enlightenment will be held the following
week, July 25-31, at University College,
University College, Cork will provide a wonderful setting for the Conference.
We will be able to take advantage of its marvelous facilities and ambiance.
And Cork, the commercial, cultural, and political capital of Ireland's
south, offers endless beauty and interest. In addition to quaffing
Beamish, a stout brewed in
Cork since 1792, in the local pubs, we will have a banquet in one of Cork's
finest restaurants. An afternoon's outing will take us to Lismore
Castle , the Duke of Devonshire's Irish country home overlooking the
River Blackwater, which dates from the 12th century.
Cork has a wide variety of places to stay, from posh hotels to
bed and breakfasts and hostels. We should emphasize again, however,
that because summer tourist demand is high, it is prudent to book accommodations
sooner rather than later.
Several bed and breakfasts can be found right across from University
College along the Western Road. In addition, we have reserved rooms
in the University's Castlewhite
Apartments . These are inexpensive, modern, and clean.
They are, however, not entirely private, as they cluster in groups of three
to six around shared kitchen, shower and toilet, and lounge facilities.
Garrett Barden has drawn up a list
of various B&B's and hotels with relevant information and is willing
to help with bookings.
In addition, there are various other ways of learning about and booking
accommodations. Both Cork
City and Cork,
the Friendly City include information about and links to lodging possibilities,
as well as lots of useful information and links about Cork more generally.
Additionally, the Irish
Tourist Board is an invaluable source of information and links about
all of Ireland, Cork included. By maneuvering their site one can
locate all varieties of lodging and even make bookings.
See you at Cork!
This page last modified on March 9, 1999. Please send comments to Stephen