Dear colleagues! On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to Pula and the Brijuni Islands for the Borders and Crossings Travel Writing Conference, which will be held from 13th till 16th September 2018 in the Brijuni National Park. This year's conference will be a special occasion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ‘Borders and Crossings’ conference, the regular meeting of all scholars interested in the issues of travel, travel writing and tourism in a unique historic environment of Pula and the Brijuni Islands.
The organising committee is delighted to have a line-up of highly renowned experts, distinguished professors, who agreed to present their recent research related to current issues in the interdisciplinary field of culture and history of travel, tourism and intercultural encounters in travel writing. We are proud to present you the conference programme consisting of three plenaries and 39 parallel sessions with more than 150 conference participants from all over the world, who will discuss fascinating topics related to transnational mobility, tourism and travel writing. There will also be opportunities for the conference participants to share their research by submitting their papers for publishing in the conference proceedings as well as in indexed publications by our partner institutions. A rich social programme includes walking tours of Brijuni Islands and Pula, a poetry reading, a boat tour and a conference dinner in Pula along with the post-conference excursion to the beautiful historic cities of Rovinj and Poreč.
We are sure this jubilee conference will offer participants a platform to exchange ideas, share knowledge, celebrate the common heritage, network and together create a base for future research and projects. We proudly present the programme and abstracts for this year's ‘Borders and Crossings’ International and Multidisciplinary Conference on Travel Writing.