The Artes CRItica Linguistica (ACRIL) and the French Connection – Comparative Cultural Studies Research Group organised a conference on 17–18 May 2018 on travel and spirituality in Neo-Latin and Classical cultures. On the first day of the conference, two of our colleagues, Ildikó Sz. Kristóf and Piroska Balogh gave presentations. Ildikó Sz. Kristóf spoke about the discovery of the Americas in seventeenth-century Hungary, whereas Piroska Balogh discussed the issues of travel and spirituality in József Eötvös’s novel, The Carthusians.