Useful information

Useful links, key dates and contacts for the SIS 2019 Conference.

Key dates

Closing date for panel proposals: Monday 19th November.

Closing date for the Edinburgh Gadda Prize: 28 February 2019.

Arrival information

Getting to Edinburgh and the University is easy.

From the airport

The airport is about 12km from the city centre.

The 30-minute journey can be easily made using the frequent airport bus or tram services, leaving approx. every 10 minutes. You can find more information on buses and trams here:

The usual cost of a taxi is around £25 if you do not book in advance. You can book a taxi with Edinburgh City Private Hire using the ECPH app or website: 

Travelling to the University (George Square)

The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures is located in 50 George Square.

George Square is within easy walking distance of the city’s main transport hubs. It takes approx. 10-15 minutes to walk from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station.


Visitors to the city will find an abundance of accommodation options in Edinburgh.

Accommodation at the University is managed by Edinburgh First, you can check their options and offers here:

For more information on private lodgings, you can check the following websites:

Useful links

Society for Italian Studies

Edinburgh Gadda Prize

Contact us

Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference

  • University of Edinburgh

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