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Epistemologies of the South IV - The end of a cognitive empire: what comes next?

June 21 to 29, 2018, Curia (Portugal)

The Summer School will be held at the Hotel das Termas - Curia, Termas, Spa & Golf, located in the village of Curia, in the Centro Region of Portugal, about  2 hours from Lisbon, 1 hour from Porto, 45 minutes from Aveiro and 30 minutes from Coimbra. The organising committee will assure the transport from Coimbra, where the Centre for Social Studies is located, to Curia. 

 The meeting point will be at the Centre for Social Studies on June 21st, 2018 between 10.00 am. and 12.00 a.m.

From Lisbon or Oporto, you can reach Coimbra by car or by train.


BY CAR


From Lisbon - 202 km - Get directions here

From Porto - 125 km - Get directions here


BY TRAIN


From the Lisbon Airport:
Go to the ESTAÇÃO DO ORIENTE to catch a train to Coimbra. To get there you can choose the following options:
a) Taxi -  Approximately 10€ for a 10-minute trip.

b) Metro - Catch the red line and get off at "Oriente" (third stop). The metro works between  6h30 and 1h00m  and trains run regularly in 7 to 10-minute loops. The fare, one trip charged, is 1,90€. See the Lisbon metro diagram here.
At Oriente, catch a train to a Coimbra-B (the fastest one is the Alfa-Pendular, 1h35m, 22,80€; followed by the Intercidades, 2h00m, 19,20€).

From Oporto Airport:
The Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, in Porto, is 11 km away from the city, so getting a taxi from there to the railway station is quite expensive (20-25€, with 20 percent surcharge in the evenings and weekends). The easiest and less costly way will be to take the Metro. The direction to it is signposted throughout the airport, so just follow the signs and take Line E (Purple) from the airport to the Campanhã railway station. Metro trains run about every 20 minutes from early morning until after midnight. That will take about 32 minutes and cost 2,20€ - a Z4 (zone four) ticket. See information on Oporto's metro here.

Catch a train to Coimbra-B. Three types of trains are available at the  Estação de Campanhã: the Alfa Pendular (fastest), the Intercidades and the regional trains. The Alfa trains take around an hour to get to Coimbra (16,70€). The Intercidades takes some more minutes to arrive (13,20€).

See Comboios de Portugal - CP information on tickets
See Train Schedules here


IN COIMBRA


From Estação B – Coimbra (railway station)

Autocarro 1 (Universidade Stop)

Autocarro 5 (Arcos do Jardim Stop)

Autocarro 29 (Praça da República Stop)

From Estação A – Coimbra (railway station)

Autocarro  5 (Arcos do Jardim Stop)

Autocarro 29 (Praça da República Stop)

Autocarro 103 (Universidade Stop)

By taxi: If you choose to take a taxi, ask the driver to drop you off at Largo Dom Dinis in the University campus. You will find CES to the right of the Square, immediately after a gated arch. Bus 103 (Universidade stop).

 

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