ASTENE Call For Papers

Researches and Reflections

The Tenth Biennial Conference
The Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East
Aston University Birmingham

Friday 12 – Monday 15 July 2013

We invite papers for our next ASTENE conference which will continue to explore the impact of travellers, and the impact on travellers, to Egypt and the Near East, Turkey, the Ottoman Balkans and Greece, from the earliest times to the twentieth century.

Contributions are invited from a wide range of disciplines and interests. We welcome papers on individual travellers; scientific surveys; pilgrimage, the logistics of travel, the slave trade, artists, photographers and architects; diggers and dealers; government representatives and leisure travellers, authors and narratives, map-makers, guides and dragomen, naturalists, and more …

Please send an abstract of no more than 100 words for a paper of no more than 25 minutes to Patricia Usick at or by post to Patricia Usick, 32 Carlton Hill, London, NW8 0JY by 1 February 2013.

Further information can be found in Call for papers pdf