Pre-Conference Tour: Philadelphia's Historic District

The New Directions in the Humanities Conference is pleased to announce the Pre-Conference Tour.

Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers the day before the conference for a walking tour of Philadelphia's Historic District.

The Historic District spans from the Delaware River to 7th Street and from Vine Street to Lombard Street. This area is the heart of Philadelphia's original city and is rich in history and culture. As the location of the signing of the United States' Declaration of Independence in 1776, it is the perfect place to be on Independence Day.

Sites on this tour will include:

  • Elfreth's Alley
  • Betsy Ross Courtyard
  • Christ Church
  • The 1st and 2nd Bank of the United States
  • Old City Hall
  • Congress Hall
  • Independence Hall
  • The Liberty Bell Pavilion
  • U.S. Mint

...And much more!

Date: Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Time: 15:00-17:00 (3:00-5:00 PM)
Duration: 2 hours
Price: US$30.00
Meeting Location: The Philly Tour Hub, 229 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 19106 (click to view directions)

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place on the tour.

Conference Dinner: The Continental Mid-town

The New Directions in the Humanities Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Dinner.

Join other conference delegates and the plenary speakers for an intimate dinner at The Continental Mid-town.

Located in downtown Philadelphia, The Continental Mid-town is an urban oasis offering a playful reprieve from the expected. Their mouth-watering menu features bold and eclectic flavors that are sure to excite your senses with every bite.

Begin your meal with a delicious array of starters, including hummus with pita, the continental salad, and BBQ chicken quesadillas. An assortment of wine and beer, along with non-alcoholic beverages, will be offered. The main course selection will be pan roasted Teres Major steak with red wine sauce and garlic mashed potatoes, seared tuna (served rare) with mushroom risotto, Thai chicken skewers with peanut dipping sauce, and cheese steak egg rolls. Finish your meal with a selection of dessert tapas and a cup of coffee or hot tea. A vegetarian alternative is available—please select upon booking.

Dinner Information
Date
: Thursday, 5 July 2018
Time: 18:30 (6:30 PM)
Location: The restaurant is located at 1801 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 and can be easily reached by bus from the conference hotel (click to view directions)
Cost: US$75

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place at the dinner.

Vegetarian option available—please select upon booking.

Conference Closing Reception

The New Directions in the Humanities Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Closing Reception.

Common Ground Research Networks and the New Directions in the Humanities Conference will be hosting a closing reception at the University of Philadelphia. The reception will be held directly following the Closing Session and Awards Ceremony on Friday, 7 July 2018. Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers for drinks, light hor d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse.

We look forward to hosting you!

Date: Friday, 7 July 2018
Time: Directly following the last session of the day
Location: University of Philadelphia
Cost: Complimentary to all conference delegates

There is no need to pre-register for this event.