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
  • Travelling artists
  • Fictional travellers
  • 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 15th March 2019

Please send an abstract of not more than 250 words on or before 15th March 2019 for consideration by the Conference Committee. Please give your name, email address, proposed title, and a short abstract. As a rough guideline, presentations will be for 20
minutes, with an additional five minutes for discussion. Participants will be informed about the acceptance of their paper by 7th April 2019.

Please submit abstracts and any enquiries about the forthcoming conference to Janet Starkey and the team at: [email protected].