Getting to Sheffield
We recommend flying in and out of Manchester and taking a direct train/bus to Sheffield, but it is also possible to fly into London and take a train/bus from there. Rail ticket prices increase closer to the day of travel, so we recommend reserving in advance here: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/. For more information on travel, visit http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/visit/useful-info/location/getting-to-sheffield. If you’re staying in the area after the conference, please note that Sheffield is situated near the beautiful Peak District National Park, and there are wonderful hiking trails as well as historic estate homes to explore.
The conference will take place at the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield:
34 Gell Street
0114 222 9890
Please come in the side entrance, rather than the front entrance. Signs at the venue will direct you. The venue has good disabled access, but please let us know if you have specific queries or requirements.
The above map shows the route from the train station. It’s a 25-minute walk, or you can get the Supertram to University Station from the back of the rail station (£1.90 and 10 mins) or taxi from the front (£5-10 and 10 mins).
Artists Showcase and Lunch Receptions
Lunches will be taking place directly across from the Humanities Research Institute at Jessop West foyer (picture above), where there will also be an artists showcase exhibiting the work of two of our presenting artist-researchers, Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox and Joseph DeLappe.
Conference Dinner Venue
The conference dinner will take place at Nice Neighbourhood, 342 Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2HW — a three-minute walk from the Humanities Research Institute. It will be a three-course sharing meal, and you can reserve a spot and state any dietary requirements on the conference registration page.
Recommended Cafes and Restaurants
Near the Humanities Research Institute:
The Red Deer is a local pub favoured by staff and students at the University. They offer a range of food options served throughout the day, including vegan and vegetarian meals. Meals are available weekdays, 12pm-3pm & 5pm-9pm and Saturday all day, 12pm-9pm.
Ink & Water is a good day-time spot for coffee, cake or soup.
Eccleshall Road is around 20 minutes from the HRI, or 5 minutes by car. It boasts a variety of dining options including All Siam for Thai food, Olive for Mediterranean food, and Prithiraj for Indian food.
We also recommend visiting Abbeydale Road, around 10 minutes away by car. There you can find The Broadfield for a traditional pub and restaurant experience, as well as many other international restaurants.