ASTENE organises various events throughout the year in order to allow members to have access and to learn about the lives, homes and collections formed by early travellers. 

This page provides information about upcoming events and those which have taken place over the years. For more information about ASTENE’s events, please contact events organiser:

Upcoming Events 

Thirteenth Biennial ASTENE Conference
University of York & National Railway Museum, York

12th-15th July 2019

Mary Wortley Montague
ASTENE is proud to announce its 13th biennial conference, which will be held at the University of York and the National Railway Museum in York, from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July 2019, with a day trip on Monday 15th July 2019.
A preliminary call for papers has been issued and we welcome applications to our 2019 conference address:
Deadline for abstract submission is 28th February 2019
Further details are available on our dedicated web page, and the attached flyer: 2019_ASTENE_York_Call for Papers
We look forward to seeing you in York.

PEF & ASTENE Joint Event

4th April 2019


Palestine Exploration Fund Free Lecture Series,
Jointly with ASTENE and in Association with the
British Museum Dept. of the Middle East

‘Shrieks, Trills & Squeaks: The Cacophanus History of the Ottoman Band of Jerusalem’
By Michael Talbot, University of Greenwich Thursday 4th April 2019, 4 pm,
BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, London.


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