Framing the Global, an initiative of the Indiana University Center for the Study of Global Change and Indiana University Press, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, hosts its second international conference in September 2018. Through the research of our fifteen fellows and our ongoing book series, Framing the Global continues to carve out a vital intellectual space for critical and grounded global studies.
The Framing the Global conference will explore new analytical frameworks for global studies as well as innovative pedagogy for the field.
The following schedule is tentative, and subject to change. To be notified about the final schedule by email, please register for the conference (registration is free), or check back here for updates.
Call For Papers
Travel & Accommodations
Flights should be booked to Indianapolis International Airport. Please note that Bloomington, Indiana, is not served by a commercial airline.
Transportation from Indianapolis Airport to campus and return
Go Express Travel (Bloomington Shuttle)
Driving directions to IMU
From the South:
From Louisville, Kentucky: Take I-65 north from Louisville to Columbus, Indiana (approximately one-hour drive). From Columbus, take Indiana Highway 46 west to Bloomington. (State highway is two lanes and winds through the hills.) Travel east approximately one hour to Bloomington. Upon entering the commercial and residential district, Highway 46 becomes East Third Street. Continue heading west on Third Street, which becomes a one-way street heading west. You will pass campus on your right. Turn right (north) at Indiana Avenue. At the intersection of Seventh and Indiana, turn right (east) on Seventh. Turn right into the Indiana Memorial Union circle drive/parking lot.
From the West:
From St. Louis and points west, take Interstate 70 east to Terre Haute. From Terre Haute, take Indiana Highway 46 east to Bloomington. Travel east approximately one hour to Bloomington. Continue to College Avenue, which is one-way going south. Turn right on College Avenue and continue to 7th Street. Turn left (east) on 7th Street. Continue through the stop signs to the Indiana Memorial Union.
From the North:
From Chicago, take Interstate 65 to Indianapolis. Take 465 Bypass southwest to Highway 37.
From Detroit / Lansing areas, take Highway 69 to Indianapolis. Take 465 Bypass southeast to Highway 37.
From Indianapolis, take Indiana Highway 37 south. Travel south for approximately one hour to the first Bloomington exit (College Avenue/Business 37 exit). Continue south on College Avenue as it becomes one-way. Turn left (east) on 7th Street and continue through the stop signs to the Indiana Memorial Union.
From the East:
From Columbus, OH, take Interstate 70 to Indianapolis. Take 465 Bypass south to Highway 37.
From Cincinnati, OH, take Interstate 74 to Indianapolis. Take 465 Bypass south to Highway 37.
Follow directions listed above from Indianapolis.
Special Hotel Rate
To take advantage of our group rate at the Hyatt Place Bloomington
(Book by September 6), please contact Katie Mooney via email at Kaitlin.Mooney@whitelodging.com or by phone at (812) 339-5950, and request the group rate for the IU Center for the Study of Global Change.
While there is a wide range of lodging options in the community, many are booked with other events. Information about other hotel options is available at: Bloomington Hotels & Accommodations. We strongly encourage you to make hotel reservations as soon as possible.
The Welcome, Keynote and Reception take place at 5 pm, Thursday Sept. 27
in the Shreve Auditorium of the Global and International Studies Building
Click here for location, access and parking information
Panel presentations take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 & 29
in the Tree Suites of Indiana Memorial Union,
located just above the lobby of the Biddle Hotel
Click here for location, maps, access, and parking information
Visit IU’s interactive map for more information on buildings and parking.
Your stay in Bloomington
The Framing the Global 2018 Conference will take place the same weekend as
The Lotus World Music Festival
For more information about Bloomington tourism, restaurants and businesses,
see the Visit Bloomington web site
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