Location of the LOT Winter School 2019
University of Amsterdam
Faculty of Humanities
1012 VB Amsterdam
Telephone number: 020-5255086
Local organizers: Paul Boersma, Brigit van der Pas, Door Spruijt, Nina Sczepurek
The LOT Winter School meeting point will be on the 1st floor of the P.C. Hoofthuis, between rooms 1.04 and 1.05. During the day, there will always be at least one local organiser present to help you with practical matters or to answer any questions. At the meeting point you can help yourself to tea, coffee, cookies and fruit and meet other participants.
Please come and meet us as soon as you arrive at the P.C. Hoofthuis, so we can sort out your registration, give you a welcome pack, answer your questions and offer all additional information that you may need.
The general opening will be on Monday morning 7 January at 8.45 am in room 1.05 (1st floor) by prof. dr. Paul Boersma. Registration will also be set up just outside this room.
Getting to the P.C. Hoofthuis, University of Amsterdam
The P.C. Hoofhuis is situated immediately behind Dam square, right in the centre of Amsterdam. From Amsterdam Central Station this is a 10 minutes' walk. Coming out the station turn right, continue until you see the bicycle flat. Turn left, cross Prins Hendrikkade at the pedestrian lights, turn left and immediately go right onto Hekelveld, which becomes Spuistraat after appr. 100 mtrs. You'll find the P.C. Hoofthuis on your right. From Amsterdam Central Station, you can also take trams 1, 2, 5, 13, 17 [tram platform B]. Get off at Dam Square [second stop]. When you get off the tram, turn right and take Molsteeg on the left, at the end of the alley cross Spuistraat and you're right in front of the P.C. Hoofthuis. This will also take about 10 minutes.
For more information about public transport in Amsterdam and how to purchase a ticket, see Public transport in Amsterdam
The location of the course rooms will be published in the Schedule closer to the start of the school.
Computer facilities and Wi-Fi
At the UvA everybody can use Eduroam to get access to the internet (laptop, tablet, phone). For participants without a laptop, computer rooms 2.10, 2.11, 2.12 are available until Friday morning. Friday from 12 am onwards room 0.05 is available. Guest accounts for the use of these computers will be provided on request. Printing an photocopying facilities at your own expense are available at the print shop next to the P.C. Hoofthuis.
The Faculty of Humanities has a library and study centre in the P.C. Hoofthuis, Spuistraat 134, 1st floor, opening hours: 9.00 – 18.00. The central University Library is situated at Singel 425, opening hours: 8.30 – 23.45.
The P.C. Hoofthuis has ATM facilities available.
Coffee/tea and meals
Every morning, there will be coffee and tea from 10.45 to 11.30 at our meeting point on the 1st floor of the P.C. Hoofthuis.
Lunch can be bought in the basement opposite the main entrance or in the canteen on the 3rd floor of the P.C. Hoofthuis, which is open Monday-Thursday 9.00 - 16.00 and Friday 9.00 - 15.00.
For the other meals during the week (besides the LOT dinners, see below), participants should make their own arrangements. Hundreds of restaurants can be found in the city centre of Amsterdam. Please check announcements on the Facebook group for who is eating where and how to join groups. At the meeting point you can find information sheets on a number of restaurants in the city centre.
On Thursday 10 January (week 1) and Thursday 17 January (week 2) we will organise a restaurant dinner for all participants of the LOT school. The location for the LOT dinners will be announced later.
Poster sessions and drinks will be on Mondays, January 7 and 14, from 16.30 until 18.00 on the 1st floor of the P.C. Hoofhuis in between rooms 1.04 and 1.05. All LOT-students are encouraged to present their research to teachers and fellow researchers in a poster session. Drinks will be provided by the local organization.
During every LOT school there is a public lecture in honour of Henk Schultink. The speaker this year is Sharon Peperkamp, senior research scientist in the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique in Paris. This public lecture will take place on Wednesday 9 January from 14.00 until 15.00 in room 1.05 at the P.C. Hoofthuis. Click here to see the abstract of the Schultink Lecture. Note that the Wednesday afternoon classes are scheduled an hour later than normal because of this event.
In the second week of the LOT Winter School, we will organize a career event with talks by both PhD’s who now work in academia and those who found a job outside of academia. This will take place on Wednesday the 16 January from 14.00 until 15.00 in room 1.05 at the P.C. Hoofthuis. Note that the Wednesday afternoon classes are scheduled an hour later than normal because of this event.
LOT does not provide for accommodation during Summer or Winter Schools. Here are some suggestions to help you find accommodation in Amsterdam:
- Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com/?locale=en
- Couchsurfing: https://www.couchsurfing.com/ or download the Couchsurfing Travel App in the appstore.
- City hostels: https://www.stayokay.com/en
- Or any of the hundreds of hotels in Amsterdam, by using search engines such as www.trivago.nl or www.booking.com
LOT students can apply for reimbursement as partial compensation for their accommodation costs. See the guidelines here.
As a local student, if you can offer crash space for a fellow linguistics student who is looking for a couch to sleep on, please announce this on our Facebook page. Interested students can directly contact each other on Facebook. We encourage such informal contacts, not only because it saves costs, but also it helps you develop your network. Often, your informal network provides a crucial stepping stone for your future career.
Postdoc Peer Group
The Postdoc Peer Group is investigating how the LOT could support postdocs. Come to our first meeting on Wednesday the 16th of January to discuss what could be improved for postdocs (e.g. independence, future perspective, writing grants, supervising PhD students) and how you could work together with other postdocs in your research. Afterwards, we will join the LOT Career Event.
Time: 13:00, Place: P.C. Hoofthuis 4.11, University of Amsterdam
If you are planning to attend this meeting or if you have any questions, please send an email to Evelyn Bosma (email@example.com), the postdoc representative of the LOT board, or contact one of the postdoc representatives at your own university:
- Tessel Boerma (Utrecht University): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Evelyn Bosma (Leiden University): email@example.com
- Margreet van Koert (University of Amsterdam): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gerrit Jan Kootstra (Radboud University): email@example.com
- Jorrig Vogels (Groningen University): firstname.lastname@example.org