This website showcases the research and personal interests of a number of BU faculty who work on various aspects of travel writing or are themselves travel writers. Our activities and publications represent multidisciplinary specialties among us, as well as a global range that spans the premodern and modern periods. Travel writers are often multicultural individuals who attempt to negotiate the differences and distances between cultures and communities, even as they are part of various networks, whether literary or political. In our occasional workshops, we focus on individual travel writers as well as on a particular theme. Please visit the other sections of this website.