Wolfson College, University of Oxford

Tuesday 20 June, 9.00am – 6.30pm

Two-way Tickets: Travel, Home, and War is a one-day interdisciplinary conference. 

The organisers of Two-way Tickets: Travel, Home, and War extend a warm invitation to researchers working in the fields of travel and war. From military manoeuvres to combatants’ leave, war reportage to dark tourism, and exile to refugee experience, war entails travel.

Our aim is to shape new directions for interdisciplinary discussion in a topic of great current significance: how the concept of home is reassessed through travel generated by war.


Plenary Speakers:

We are delighted to announce that our plenary speakers will be Professor Philip Shaw (University of Leicester), who has written widely on travel, war, and home in the Napoleonic and Crimean wars, and Dr Debbie Lisle (Queen’s University, Belfast), whose work in International Relations and International Political Sociology has looked most recently at the ways in which the worlds of leisure intersect with the worlds of violence in unexpected ways, as explored in her recent book Holidays in the Danger Zone: Entanglements of War and Tourism (2016). See the menu for further information on our speakers.


The registration fee is £35, and includes lunch and refreshments.

Registration is now openPlease use the menu above for a link to the online store.

If you have any questions, you can contact Annabel Williams at twowayticketconf@gmail.com

Conference Convenors:

Dr. Clare Broome Saunders (Wolfson College, University of Oxford)

Annabel Williams (Merton College, University of Oxford)