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).