Guidance for the In-Person conference


Please note: all conference timings are British Summer Time (GMT+1). 

Main conference 

The conference hub will be the School of Humanities, Woodland Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1TB. Look out for the large ESEH2022 signs/sails! 

A map of the University of Bristol campus can be found here. 

You can check-in to the conference to receive your badge and delegate pack at any point between 8:30AM-6PM Monday-Friday. The check-in desk will be located in the main lobby of the School of Humanities. It is important that you check in to receive your colourful lanyard. We need this so we can easily identify conference delegates. Please wear it.  

Note that we will not be distributing paper copies of the conference program. This can be found online via Oxford Abstracts and will be posted daily on a noticeboard in the School of Humanities, along with other conference notices. 

Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be available during coffee breaks every day of the in-person conference. 

A simple sandwich lunch will be provided on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Wednesday, when the in-person conference will finish at lunchtime, we ask that delegates acquire their own lunch. There are many lunch locations around the university precinct. Feel free to ask any of the organising committee or the student workers for recommendations! We are also very willing to offer recommendations for dinner and beer options, too… 

There will be poster presentations, book talks, and publishers will be on hand throughout the conference. Please do take the time to engage with them! 

If you have not notified us of any particular access requirements, please do so prior to your arrival so we can ensure everything is ready for you. 


We want the conference to be inclusive and welcoming. We have developed a set of guidelines for you all. This will be in your delegate packs, but please also take time to familiarize yourselves these guidelines beforehand here 

Nobody should feel intimidated, bullied, or harassed at our conference. If you experience anything like this, please do reach out to any member of the Local Arrangements Committee, or email us at  

Opening Reception 

For those of you who have ordered tickets to the opening reception, please note that all attendees will need to arrive at the venue by 7pm (note that a different time will show on your order form). The event will finish at 9PM. 

The reception will be hosted at MShed, a museum of Bristol at Wapping Wharf. Location/directions here. 

Attendees will receive a glass of prosecco (or alternative soft drink), and canapes. Canapes are light, so please plan to have dinner (if you wish) either before or after the reception. There are excellent and varied food options around the harbourside area.  

One of the exhibition galleries will open for us. Please do feel free to explore! 

Social activities 

There are many social activities planned for the conference, from a swim at Clevedon to a fun run over the suspension bridge and around Ashton Court. Please see the conference website for details. If you are looking for people to have dinner/socialise with, please reach out to the Local Arrangements Committee and we can help you find people to spend time with.  

Closing reception 

For those who have bought tickets to this event, please note that timings have altered slightly. Please arrive at the venue at 7:30PM. The party will finish at 12:30AM. 

Please note that, due to a fire at the original venue, the party will now be hosted at Circomedia, at Portland Square (NOT We the Curious). Info and directions can be found here 

Attendees will receive a welcome drink of prosecco (or an alternative soft drink), and food during the evening. There will be a standard bar and a cocktail bar where guests can purchase additional drinks. There are also several surprises in store! 

This venue is located in a busy residential area. We ask that you leave the venue at the end of the evening in a respectful manner, and that you walk through the city – as you would in any city – in a group rather than alone.  

Citymapper is a handy app to navigate the city on foot, by bike, and using public transport. Uber is available in Bristol. Do take care if you decide to rent one of the Voi scooters – remember, cars drive on the left hand side in the UK. Big Issue E Bikes are also dotted around the city to hire. Both are accessible via respective apps.  

Field Trips 

Separate guidance will be issued for those attending field trips – both the Zoo visit on Wednesday PM and the all-day Saturday trips.