AEMA 2019 Conference - Registrations Now Open!
Dear Conference Presenters and Attendees,
AEMA Members and Supporters,

The Committee is pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the 14th AEMA Conference - Legitimacy/Illegitimacy. The conference will be held over three consecutive days, 3-5 October, at the Clayton campus of Monash University, Melbourne.

Please find all of the details further below in individual sections covering:
     Conference Schedule
     Conference Location
     Melbourne Accommodation and Transport Options
     Best Paper Prize

We look forward to seeing as many of you as we can at the conference, and we especially are looking forward to hearing the amazing range of papers on offer this year!

The AEMA Conference Committee.
Registration Fees
Our conference fees have remained fixed for a number of years, and this year we will again be offering an EARLY-BIRD Rate as well as a Late Payment Rate.

This year, the registration fee structure is as follows - and it covers the two and half days of the conference, the exhibition, and of course all refreshments at morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

EARLY BIRD RATE - VALID UNTIL 12 September 2019.
$90 - AEMA member (student concession)
$110 - AEMA member
$120 - non-AEMA member (student concession)
$140 - non-AEMA member

Late Payment rate - after 13 September 2019, the conference fees will increase to the following amounts:
$105 - AEMA member (student concession)
$125 - AEMA member
$135 - non-AEMA member (student concession)
$155 - non-AEMA member

We ask that all payments for both AEMA members and non-members alike are to be made through the
Shop Tab on our GroupSpaces site.

If you are not currently a member of AEMA and you would like to join, then we would love to have you! Membership payments are processed through the
Subscription Tab on our GroupSpaces site. Current annual membership fees are $44 (Full)/$22 (Concession). There is no joining fee for AEMA. Your annual membership entitles you to a copy of JAEMA mailed to your nominated address, electronic issues of the Newsletter, and, of course, reduced conference fees (instantly applicable) and membership of a community of like-minded medievalists and classicists from Australia and around the world! 

Please note that we have also retained the optional donation button within the registration website for those members and delegates who would like to offer some support to our postgraduate members. All donations which AEMA receives through this avenue will go solely towards funding additional postgraduate and ECR travel bursaries.
Conference Schedule
The conference will be held over one half day and two full days. A list of presenters' abstracts is now available to download from the Conference Tab on our website, and once the details of the schedule have been finalised, this will also become available on our website.

Thursday 3 October:
Conference Registration Opens
Keynote Presentation (Adrian Boas)
Reception (included in cost of conference fee)

Friday 4 October:
General Paper Sessions
Medievalism Exhibition
Keynote Presentation (Lisa Kaaren Bailey)
Conference Dinner (not included in cost of conference fee)

Saturday 5 October:
General Paper Sessions
Keynote Presentation (Clare Monagle)
Roundtable Discussion and Conference Close
Conference Social Events
Both the Conference Reception of the Thursday evening, and the Conference Dinner on the Friday evening, will be held at the Monash Club.

Please indicate on your registration if you would like to attend the Conference Dinner, as well as of any dietary requirements you may have. While the cost of attending the dinner is not included in the conference fee, we have kept the cost at a reasonable $--/person, which will cover the cost of the set menu and the drinks
Conference Location and Transport Options
All sessions of the 2019 AEMA conference will be held at the Sir Louis Matheson Library at Monash University's Clayton campus, marked by the blue pin on the map below, and which can also be found on the campus map. Both the Conference Reception and Dinner will be held at the Monash Club, which is also on campus.
For our international and interstate visitors, Monash University's Clayton campus is about about a 100 minute journey via public transport from the airport at Tullamarine, and will cost in the region of $30. A taxi will likely cost about $100 AUD to travel the 40km trip in about 70 minutes. A good comparison website on modes of transport and costs can be found here.
Public transport options to Monash University include taxis, ubers, trains and buses, and further information about timetables, routes, and ticketing (including the Myki Card) is available from Public Transport Victoria. You may also be interested in personal car hire, and all the usual international companies have an office in Melbourne, many of them at the airport, while others are located in or near the CBD.

Parking is available on campus, the details of which may be found
here. All parking is ticketed, and costs $5-12 AUD/day.

Some people may also have their own transport to and from the conference, and if these people would like to generously offer a seat or two in their own transport, or alternately, if people wish to share transport such taxis or hire cars with other delegates, then the Committee would be happy to facilitate the sharing of such information amongst the relevant persons. If this either option is of interest to you, then please email the
Conference Committee.
Melbourne Accommodation Options
Within Melbourne there are a range of accommodation options to suit most budgets and preferences, including on-campus options, hotels, motels, airbnb, and other arrangements.

Please note that with the distance of the Clayton campus from Melbourne's CBD, we would advise conference delegates to seek accommodation closer to the location of the conference to avoid morning and evening traffic where possible.

There are a number of hotels and motels located very close to the Clayton campus including, but not limited to:

Clayton-Monash Motor Inn
Monash Hotel
Clayton Serviced Apartments
Clarkson Court
Quest Notting Hill
Gateway on Monash Hotel

There are also a number of on-campus accommodation options, all of which are very reasonably priced, and which may be found on the
university website.
AEMA Best Postgraduate/Early Career Researcher Paper
There will be a Best Paper Prize awarded at this year's conference. This competition is open to all delegates presenting a paper who are both current finanical AEMA members as well as being either Postgraduates or Early Career Researchers. In 2019, the Conference Committee has simplified both the process and the prize available, and we will no longer require a written pre-submission of your paper in order to be eligible for the Best Paper Prize. This Prize will be awarded at the close of the conference to the Postgraduate/ECR paper which the Committee deems has best explored the theme of the conference and also been the most engaging and/or original contribution to its field.