LOT Summer School 2019 – Local Information
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The LOT Summer School 2019 will take place at The Faculty of Humanities of the Utrecht University, at Drift 21.
Arriving to Utrecht from Amsterdam Schiphol airport
There is a direct train from the airport that takes about 35min. See https://www.ns.nl/ for the schedules and prices.
Arriving from Utrecht Central to Utrecht University complex (Drift)
See https://9292.nl/ for public transport timetables.
The school classrooms are located at Drift 21 and Kromme Nieuwegracht 80 (computer rooms).
The tutorial rooms for individual meetings with students are located at Drift complex. To arrange an individual appointment with a teacher, please ask the in-class consultant and (s)he will arrange it.
Please note that both Drift 21, Drift 23, and Drift 25 are accessible only through the City Center University Library at Drift 27.
LOT does not provide for accommodation during Summer or Winter Schools. Here are some suggestions to help you find accommodation in Utrecht:
- Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com/
- City hostels: https://www.stayokay.com/en
- Or any of the many of hotels in Utrecht, by using search engines such as trivago.nl or www.booking.com
Hint: For comparing the prices of hostels and hotels in Utrecht, you can also search the accommodation through Google.
LOT students can apply for reimbursement as partial compensation for their accommodation costs. See the guidelines below (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 Facebook. Interested students can directly contact each other on Facebook.
Computer facilities and WIFI
Trans 10 is the location of flexible work desks – rooms 0.31, 2.25, 2.36. The international roaming service Eduroam is available in every Utrecht University building.
In case you encounter a technical issue or need additional facilities, talk to the in-class consultant and they will call the maintenance or the local organizers.
The nearest ATM to the school location is next to bus stop Potterstraat (1 stop in the direction of the central railway station from Janskerkhof, but across the street)
Our coffee room and the LOT Summer School desk will be located at Drift 21.
Utrecht University has an inner-city library cafeteria at Drift 27. At both ends of Drift there are busy streets with many tea and coffee places.
For other meals during the week, please make your own arrangements. Utrecht boast a huge selection of restaurants, diners, lunch rooms, and coffee corners. Many restaurants and local supermarkets (Plus and Albert Heijn) can be found in the Utrecht city center (e.g. Oudegracht area, Neude square, Voorstraat).
These are fantastic dinner suggestions from the locals:
- Zwarte Vosch (Bask Pinchos / Tapas) – Oudegracht 48
- Le Jardin (French) – Mariaplaats 42
- Broei (vegetarian) – Oosterkade 24
- Ān Ān (Viatnamese street food) – Voorstraat 23
- O’Panuozzo (Italian/pizza) – Voorstraat 34
Cultural and other activities
Students do not get marks for the course. For the purposes of LOT, the receipt of the course certificate is conditioned by their attendance only. But you do not have to worry about disseminating the attendance sheets yourself. One of the roles of the in-class consultant is to make sure that the attendance sheets are signed and collected.
Research Discussion Groups (RDGs)
These are advanced discussion groups (PhDs and above) that take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Schultink Lecture, 4 July 2019, 16:30 – 17:30
In honour of Henk Schultink, every LOT school organises a Schultink lecture.
With pleasure, we are happy to announce that Asya Pereltsvaig is this year’s invited lecturer. Details about the venue will follow.
LOT Special Lecture, 11 July 2019, 16:30-17:30
Utrecht is the birth place of LOT and birthplaces entail birthdays! With great joy, we further announce a LOT Special Lecture “25 years: That’s a LOT” by Martin Everaert. Details about the venue will follow.
Poster session and drinks, 1 & 8 July 2019, 16:30 -18:00
The poster sessions will take place on Monday 1 July (week 1) and Monday 8 July (week 2) in Drift 21, from 16:30 – 18:00. Details about the venues will follow.
LOT school PhD-students are encouraged to present their research to teachers and fellow researchers in a poster session. Drinks will be provided by the local organisation.
LOT Dinner, 4 & 11 July 2019, 18:30 onwards
The local organisation will host a special restaurant dinner on Thursdays. Details about the venues will follow.