Venue and Maps

Registration will open at 8am daily in Newcastle University’s Herschel Building.

Venue and Maps
About Newcastle

Due to building works, the Herschel is not directly accessible from the main road. From Heymarket Metro station, walk up past Blackwell’s bookshop and turn left past Campus Coffee into the university. Routes from this point are shown on the map below and directions will be posted during the conference.

Lunches, the conference reception and demos in the Great North Museum, and the conference dinner will be hosted by The Assembly Rooms in Newcastle city center.

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To register for DIS 2012, please visit our registration site. Registration prices are shown below.

    Early Registration
(by May 4, 2012)
Late Registration
(by June 1, 2012)
Onsite Registration
Main Conference £390 £440 £490
One Day Workshop £90 £110 £130
Two Day Workshop £170 £210 £240
Main Conference £230 £260 £290
One Day Workshop £50 £70 £90
Two Day Workshop £90 £130 £160
Non-Student Main Conference £450 £500 £550
One Day Workshop £110 £130 £150
Two Day Workshop £200 £240 £270
Student Main Conference £260 £290 £320
One Day Workshop £70 £90 £110
Two Day Workshop £130 £170 £200
  • All prices are in GBP.
  • Student registration requires a copy of a valid Student ID.
  • You can register for the main conference, the main conference & a workshop, or just a workshop.
  • Doctoral consortium attendees will be provided with a code for free registration.
  • Attendees requiring a letter from the conference organisers to support a visa application should complete the visa support letter request form (Word, PDF) and email it to [email protected]


We have worked with the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau to offer a broad range of accommodation to suit all budgets.

To book accommodation, please visit the site.

About Newcastle

Newcastle is a lively, friendly and modern city, with a compact city centre and renowned cultural venues, including the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, host to the 2011 Turner Prize, and the Sage Gateshead music centre. The Angel of the North, a contemporary sculpture created by Anthony Gormley, is becoming one of the most recognised symbols of North England.

For anyone wanting to escape to more rural surroundings, Newcastle is close to the Northumberland National Park and the historic cities of Durham and York are easily reachable by train.

The city also boasts excellent transport links: it is situated on the East Coast Mainline from London to Edinburgh and Newcastle International Airport offers direct flights to a range of international destinations. The Tyne and Wear Metro allows easy travel to local destinations, including the airport and the coast.

For further information about the city, please visit the NewcastleGateshead tourism website.