- What’s On
The Thirteenth Biennial ASTENE Conference will be held at the University of York and the National Railway Museum in York, 12–15 July 2019
Contributions of papers to the ASTENE Conference are welcome from a wide range of disciplines and interests connected with travel to and from the Near and Middle East. It is envisaged the conference will cover many themes – including, but not limited to:
Lady Mary Worley Montagu, an original thinker, traveller & writer, lived near York
Travel in classical times and during the Byzantine Empire
Exploring archaeology through travel accounts
Travellers from India and the Far East to the Middle East and Egypt
Pilgrimage and pilgrims as travellers
Ottoman Empire travels and travellers, explorers and visitors
The impact of travel writings on Egyptology
Different approaches to reading and interpreting travelogues … and more.
The Conference will include a visit to the York Railway Museum so we particularly welcome talks on railways and travel by rail in the Middle East and Egypt.
Deadline for abstract submission is 28th February 2019