The main campus of the University of Aarhus consists of yellowish brick buildings in a style that was established in the 1920s, arranged around the University Park (Universitetsparken). Most ESSE-9 sessions will take place at Nobelparken / Nobel Park, which consists of a cluster of fairly new red brick buildings at the North-East corner of the campus (nos. 1451 to 1483 on the map above).
Most delegates will approach Nobelparken uphill from the town centre, by bus to the major crossroads between Nordre Ringgade and Randersvej, or by foot through the University Park. Most buses from the centre (including # 3, 11, 14 and 17) stop on Randersvej beside Building 1461/1463. Delegates who are staying at Hotel La Tour will approach the campus down Randersvej from the North, while those staying at the Vandrehjem / Youth Hostel will come along Nordre Ringgade from the East.
Registration will be completed and conference packs distributed at the conference information desk. This will be at Nobelparken, as will the publishers' exhibition (Building 1453). (We expect the poster session to be here, too, but this will be confirmed shortly before the conference.) Self-service lunches will be available at the Nobelparken canteen (1481).
The opening of the conference and most plenary lectures will take place in the Aula (the hexagonal structure marked as Building 1412, Main Hall, above). One plenary lecture, Steve Connor's on Monday, will take place in the Lake Auditorium, a large yellow-brick building on the main campus, not shown on the map above. To get to the Lake Auditorium you should go over the crossroads from Nobelparken, down the path by the side of Economics (1325) and onwards, down through the park. The Lake Auditorium is immediately below the lake. (It will take you about 10 minutes from Nobelparken.)
Seminars and round tables will take place in various rooms in Nobelparken, in Buildings 1451, 1453, 1455 and 1463. The rooms are clearly numbered, but you should be aware that there may be a room 116 (for example) on each side of a double building (e.g. 1461/1463)! Slightly confusing, but that's the way it is.
To get to the Town Hall / Rådhuset on Friday evening, you should allow about 40 minutes to walk down through the University park and then to Rådhuspladsen. Alternatively, there are many buses that you can take, including # 3 at 18:51 and # 14 at 18:56, both from Randersvej beside Building 1325, which will get you to Rådhuspladsen at 19:01 and 19:06 respectively.
The parallel lectures on the Saturday and Sunday will take place in the Psychology, Theology and Economics auditoria, as indicated in the programme summary. The buildings in question, 1324, 1482 and 1441, are all shown on the map above. You should allow a few minutes to get from Nobelparken to building 1324 (at the bottom of the map). A performance on Saturday and a coffee break on Tuesday will take place in Vandrehallen, a long hall with large windows, full of ivy, next to the Aula. It is marked as Building 1413 on the map above.
The conference dinner will take place at Stakladen, in the Student House (Building 1423, above). This can been reached by tunnel, under Nordre Ringgade, after Linton Kwesi Johnson's performance.