pre-DIGS Workshop


Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

4 June and 5-7 June 2019

Program: Workshop and DIGS

Programs with abstracts: Workshop and DIGS


Call for papers: Workshop and DIGS


The Registration link can be found HERE: pre-DIGS WS ($20), DIGS ($120), receptions (free), and conference dinner at Gordon Biersch ($50; menu here).

Location of the WS and conference

The conference and workshop will be held at the Tempe campus of Arizona State University (ASU). The Tuesday Workshop will be held in Coor 4403 and DIGS will be held in the Memorial Union 085 (Union Stage). Map of ASU.


ASU is 6 miles away from the main Phoenix airport, known as Sky Harbor (International). Many hotels have shuttles and a taxi ride is about $20. There is also a lightrail option from the airport to ASU: the airport Sky Train connects directly with Valley Metro Rail, which runs to the north of ASU’s campus.

Should you wish to drive, paid parking is available in various parking garages. Tempe's ASU campus is located North of Apache Blvd, East of Mill Ave, South of University, and West of Rural. Within the city of Tempe, there is a free neighborhood shuttle, called the Orbit.


Hotels within walking distance include Holiday Inn; The Graduate; and Courtyard Marriot. There is no special DIGS' rate.There is also a hostel in downtown Phoenix (in the Roosevelt Arts District): phxhostel.org.

As the name, Valley of the Sun, implies, Phoenix weather is generally sunny. Early June tends to be hot and dry, so pack accordingly, not forgetting a hat and sunglasses to protect from the sun. Should you decide to extend your stay and travel to northern Arizona, the weather becomes notably cooler as the elevation increases.

Arizona attractions
Tempe (formerly Hayden’s Ferry) is one of Phoenix’s several satellite cities and home to ASU’s original campus. The campus architecture is eclectic, as is Tempe’s, where the old can be found nestled among the new. Notable buildings include ASU’s Grady Gammage auditorium (1964), designed by the renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright; Hackett House (1888) home of the Tempe Sister Cities organization, and the Hayden House (1873) which is under restoration. For more on Tempe, see https://www.tempetourism.com.

Phoenix, Arizona’s capital, has much to offer. Two unique museums to note are the Heard Museum, focusing on both traditional and contemporary Native American art, and the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) which collects and preserves a variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. For more on Phoenix, see https://www.visitphoenix.com/.

Should you decide to extend your stay, Arizona is home to three National Parks, most notably the Grand Canyon National Park, a four hour drive from Phoenix. Another popular destination is the red rock country of Sedona and surrounding area, onlytwo hours away. Arizona is home to 22 Native American tribes, each with their distinctive culture. Possibilities include the Navajo Nation's various parks and the Hopi mesas. Discover Arizona here.

You are welcome to e-mail Elly or Johanna for ideas and practicalities.