Snapshot Traveller #219 (1 October 2016)

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Snapshot Traveller #219 (1 October 2016)

Monthly Newsletter of the International Society for Travel Writing


  • Making of a Global Market: Resort Skiing… during the Post-War Era (Essay Collection) (30 Nov)

  • Cultivated Pasts…in Western Canada (Essay Collection) (1 Dec)

  • Eighteenth-Century Studies (Special Issue): Empires (1 Feb 2017)


  • Radical Walking: Protest, Dissent, and Crossing Urban Boundaries (14 Oct)

  • City, Travel, Tourism: Perception, Production and Processing (16 Oct)

  • Salonica: A Multi-Cultural City … between the World Wars (31 Oct)

  • Philosophy of Borders: Nations, States and Immigration, Budapest (31 Oct)

  • Motor Culture and the Road (1 Nov)

  • Global Asias 4 (1 Nov)

  • Crafting Mosaics: Contextualizing Diversity across Space and Time (15 Nov)

  • “I just flew in from Miami Beach, and, boy, are my arms tired” (Panel), ALA (15 Dec)

  • Teaching Travel Writing (Panel), ALA (15 Dec)

  • Sea Crossings: The Sea in Literature and Film (15 Dec)

  • Romanticism Takes to the Hills, Edge Hill University (9 Jan 2017)

  • A Suitcase of Her Own: Women and Travel (31 Jan 2017)





  • Bergahn Journals: Free Access to articles for World Tourism Day (5 Oct)



  • The Irish Times Travel Writer Competition (8 Oct)


  • Arthur and Janet Holzheimer Fellowship in the History of Cartography (15 Dec)



  • Exhibition: Curious Travellers: Movement, Landscape, Art (10 Oct – 16 Dec)

  • Seminar Series: Maritime History and Culture (beginning 11 Oct)



A link to Regular Venues is now available in the sidebar of the Snapshot blog on the CTWS website:




The Making of a Global Market: Resort Skiing, Knowledge Transfer, and Media Culture during the Post-War Era (1950s-1970s) (Edited Collection)

Deadline: 30 November 2016

We are seeking contributions for a peer reviewed, edited volume about skiing, knowledge transfer and media culture in ski resorts during the post-war era (1950s-1970s) which is intended to be published at a high quality publishing house in 2017. The book will be edited by Aneta Podkalicka (Monash University, Melbourne) and Philipp Strobl (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne).

Skiing as a sport has been practised in various forms and shapes for a long time. The earliest artefacts have been dated back to about 6,000 BC. In the last 150 years or so, alpine skiing has emerged and undergone “many improvements and almost metamorphoses” (Allen, 2012). But it was only in the post-war era that skiing turned from a niche sport into a multi-billion-dollar industry. The post-war-model of single purpose ski resorts attracted an increasing amount of visitors to mountainous regions all across the world, “morphing the sport from an elite practice to become a keystone of middle-class identity” (Denning, 2015). The media coverage of ski competitions promoted the sport, creating visibility for ski cultures around the world. With resort skiing gaining popularity, formerly undeveloped, often inaccessible, regions in mountainous regions became centres of a mass industry, attracting skiers to specific, purposefully built places to practise the sport. Due to a lively exchange between the single resorts in different countries, an increased MOBILITY of skiers, as well as global media coverage of ski events, ski resorts soon turned into transnational spaces.
Research examining these historical developments will uncover a variety of critical domains such as knowledge exchange, MIGRATION, modernization and TOURISM – and interrogate the “strong interactive influences of various countries and certain persons in the sport” (Hoffmann, 2013). It will also discuss the significant role of media in the creation of emerging mass cultures around skiing. “Research about intercultural transfer necessarily depends on comparisons” (Paulmann, 1998) and the book follows a comparative approach that allows seizing dynamic developments in different parts of the world and placing it into a global context. Scholars from all academic disciplines are strongly encouraged to contribute to this new approach by providing a case study.
Contact:; with a brief CV and a 400-word max. proposal.
Further details:

Cultivated Pasts: Commemoration, History-Making, and Landscapes of Memory in Western Canada (Essay Collection)

Deadline: 1 December 2016

Editors: Stacy Nation-Knapper (McMaster University); Ben Bradley (University of Alberta)

Compared to Atlantic and central Canada, western Canada remains a historiographical hinterland in the field of historical study that examines how public perceptions of the past have changed over time. Dramatic and seemingly timeless natural environments have been more central to the region’s iconography than ideas about human history – they have been staples of its art and literature, and grist for the mill of boosters and TOURISM promoters. On the heels of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which urges historical scholars to reassess interpretations inherited from earlier generations, and in the context of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, which highlights how the west – from the Lakehead to the Yukon – fits awkwardly into many key narratives associated with this most Canadian commemorative event, this is a timely moment for scholars to reflect on how commemoration, the writing and teaching of history, and public history events in western Canada have been shaped and re-shaped by disparate actors, institutions, and social structures.

We invite submissions for a collection of essays on the “cultivation” of public pasts in western Canada. Possible topics include:

  • the roles played by archives, museums, heritage sites, community historical societies, and related cultural institutions

  • the profession and practices of historical writing, both in and out of academia

  • the inscription of ideas about the past onto the landscape through monuments, memorials, toponyms, and preservation campaigns

  • the history of historical interpretation in parks

  • the “making” of history in marginalized communities

  • representations of western Canada’s history through visual and material culture

  • the emergence and persistence of “classic” themes in western Canadian history, such as EXPLORATION, the fur trade, railway construction, and pioneering

  • borderland perspectives that compare provinces or look across the 49th parallel

Please send a 300-500 word proposal and 1-page CV. Proposals should outline the contribution or intervention the essay will make in the study of commemoration and the public past in western Canada, and also identify the source material being used. Accepted proposals will be notified in January 2017 and complete drafts of essays (5000-7000 words) will be required by August 2017. We intend to circulate papers amongst contributors for a round of critically-informed feedback prior to submission to a Canadian university press.


Eighteenth-Century Studies (Special Issue): Empires

Deadline: 1 Feb 2017

We invite submissions of 7000-9000 words (incl. notes) that reflect on Empires in the eighteenth century. Topics might include the role of politics in empire; the movement of people, commodities, or information within and between imperial spheres; the impact of empires on literature and the arts; indigenous encounters; slavery; and issues of identity, among many others. What was distinctive about eighteenth-century empires? By what processes did imperial encounters shape cultures and physical environments? In what ways did visual, theatrical, and literary representations of peoples and places enable, promote, or critique empire?
Submissions may originate in any of the disciplines and research methodologies encompassed by eighteenth-century studies, broadly construed (history, philosophy, literature, social sciences, and the arts); those which focus on the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, Asia, or Oceania are especially encouraged.

Contact: (Submissions); (General Enquiries).

Further details:


Radical Walking: Protest, Dissent, and Crossing Urban Boundaries, Senate House, London (17 Feb 2017)

Deadline: 14 October 2016

People have taken steps toward effecting change throughout the centuries, moving through urban spaces in support of rights, opportunities, and societal innovation. Radicalism has been understood most commonly in reference to the British Liberal Party’s stance on the reform of society and Parliament in the eighteenth-century. But, in recent years, scholars have also applied the term much more widely, from causes as diverse as peasant protests in medieval Japan, to more recent quests for the securing of civil rights. Walking allows radicals, whether self-acknowledged or not, to cross boundaries, challenge customs, redefine urban spaces, and physically express their opposition and beliefs.

This 1-day conference seeks to explore the relationship between walking and radicalism, from a range of perspectives, places, and periods. Questions may include:

    • How has walking informed radical thinking or politics?

    • How has radical walking been written about?

    • Can the act of walking itself be radical? Was it radical in the past?

    • Is there a difference between urban and rural landscapes through the lens of radicalism? Was there a difference historically?

    • How has walking allowed social actors to transgress spatial boundaries?

    • What was the role of the physical body in the act of radical walking?

We invite abstracts of 200 words for 20-minute presentations.

The conference will entail a small fee of £10, which will provide for refreshments and lunch.

Radical Walking is a collaborative event, organized by Radical Voices and Passage, initiatives of Senate House Library and the School of Advanced Study, University of London.


Further details:

City, Travel, Tourism: Perception, Production and Processing, AISU Congress VIII, Naples (7- 9 Sept 2017)

Deadline: 16 October 2016

The VIII AISU Congress has as its theme the city as a travel destination throughout its long history: a basic human need, an event concerned with knowledge, education, business and trade and with military or religious conquests, but also related to exodus as a means of simply obtaining physical or spiritual salvation.

The historic city will be investigated as a scene of artistic, literary production, as a place of the production of consumer goods related to travel, as well as in its more recent role as formidable attractor of a new cultural and touristic industry. The conference will offer, in the tradition of AISU studies, an opportunity for reflection and discussion between the various disciplines related to urban history.

The Congress will be held in Naples in different places: Università di Napoli Federico II (7 Sept), Seconda Università di Napoli, Complesso di Sant’Andrea delle Dame (8 Sept), Università Suor Orsola Benincasa di Napoli (9 Sept).

Macro-sessions include a complete chronological overview, from ancient times to the contemporary age, but also a global geographic outline, with its different ages. The sessions will focus either on various specific issues relating to particular historical periods or various transversal issues relating to a longer time span. For each macro-session we suggest some topics that will be explored and we also encourage proposals which will help to broaden and to diversify the proposed outline:

  • Travel and religions: from pilgrimage to mission, from assistance to conquest

  • Travel and knowledge: a look at cities, territories, landscape

  • Tourism, cities and infrastructures

  • Travel, tourism and artistic production: souvenirs and cultural industries

  • Told cities: travel and literature

  • With foreign eyes. Cities and the travels of merchants, soldiers, politicians, diplomats, migrants and refugees

  • Attractors and networks: historical cities and cultural heritage as travel attractors

The VIII AISU Congress is organized by the Italian Association of Urban History at the University of Naples Federico II, the Second University of Naples, the University Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples L'Orientale.


Further details:

Salonica: A Multi-Cultural City in the Ottoman Empire and the Greek State between the World Wars, Jerusalem and Haifa (22-23 May 2017)

Deadline: 31 October 2016

For more than two thousand years, Salonica was an important port city which served as a point of connection between three continents. During the Ottoman period, the city was a sphere of interaction between cultures, and a meeting point between Muslims, Jews, Greek-Orthodox Christians, other Christian communities, and tribal and rural population. This workshop aims to delineate the multi-layered and complex character of the city as an inter-cultural meeting point.We welcome papers which address the various cultural aspects of Salonica during the Ottoman Empire up until and including the interbellum. Especially welcome will be papers which deal with cultural exchanges and processes of acculturation brought about by encounters between the various communities and religions, and examine change and transformation arising from the repercussions of modernity.
Topics may include the following:

  • Salonica's languages – Greek, Ottoman Turkish, Ladino, Armenian, Italian, French and interlingual encounters.

  • Material culture and visual art: architecture, plastic arts, dress, tombstone engravings, manuscripts etc.

  • Conversion and interreligious crossings.

  • Literature in and about Salonica: popular literature, poetry, journalism, TRAVELOGUES and modern literary genres.

  • The image of multi-cultural coexistence.

  • The economy as a sphere of inter-communal encounters and competition.

  • Significant historical events and their influence on cultural trends among the local population, e.g. the arrival of the exiles from Spain, the Greek-Turkish exchange of populations and the influx of refugees from Anatolia.

  • Intercultural trends in Salonica between the wars.

Submission guidelines: A short CV (1-2 pages) and abstract (300 words max.) for 15-min presentations in English. Abstracts should clarify the connection between the suggested topic and the intercultural aspects of the city's history during the period in question. Scholars participating in the workshop will be requested to send a draft of their papers to the other participants by 1 Apr 2017 to be read ahead of time by all participants.

The workshop's Academic Committee reserves the right to recommend select papers for publication in The Journal of Levantine Studies, contingent upon customary peer-review processes. The workshop's organizers will provide accommodation and meals.
Further details:

Philosophy of Borders: Nations, States and Immigration, Budapest (3-4 Feb 2017)

Deadline: 31 October 2016

Keynote speaker: David Miller (University of Oxford)

The issues of citizenship, immigration, global justice and the rights and duties of states in relation to citizens and non-citizens are not only the subject of recent public discourse but are permanent topics in normative political philosophy. The conference organizers invite proposals discussing these normative issues from a philosophical, historical or interdisciplinary perspective. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • theories of citizenship;

  • theories of nationhood and national sovereignty;

  • immigration;

  • rights and duties of states towards citizens and towards immigrants/refugees;

  • theories of borders;

  • theories of global justice.

The conference is jointly organized by the Institute of Philosophy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Nationalism Studies Program at the Central European University. The registration fee for the conference is 20 €. A limited number of travel and accommodation grants are available for PhD students.

To submit, please send the title of your proposed paper with a brief (250 words) abstract, together with your name, affiliation and a short CV with a list of publications.


Further details:

Deadline for proposal submissions is November 1, 2016.

Motor Culture and the Road, Southwest Popular Culture Association, 38th Annual Conference (15-18 Feb 2017)

Deadline: 1 November 2016

Motor Culture and the Road can simply be about automobiles, travel and/or mobility; but it also is much more expansive to include topics about community building, roadside myths, and/or nostalgia about the past. However one chooses to interpret the terms motor and road, there is little doubt that both have been influential in shaping popular culture. Writers, musicians, photographers and screenwriters have long used the image of the car and the open road as sources of inspiration.

Studies of the past, present or future of motor culture and the road are all of interest for this conference. Please join us for the 38th annual conference just steps away from Route 66 for an engaging, interdisciplinary investigation of the increasingly popular and diverse representations of mobility and our culture(s). Our goal is to leave the conference with a broader understanding of the potentialities of motor culture and the road, the emerging pedagogy in this area, new methodologies for studying motor culture and the road, and our roles as citizens in this culture.

Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Car Culture and the Pin-up Model

  • Cruising (History, traditions, rituals)

  • Cars and Music (“Little Deuce Coupe” – The Beach Boys, “Drive My Car” – The Beatles, “Little Red Corvette” – Prince…)

  • TV and Car Shows (Discovery Channel’s Loud and Fast and Jesse James: Outlaw Garage …)

  • Economic and/or Industrial Future of Car Manufacturing

  • “Auto-pilot” vs. Self-Driving – Driving Experiences in the Future

  • Famous Film Cars or road movies

  • Fashion – Motorcycle / Car Inspired Apparel

  • Famous vehicles such as the semi-truck from Maximum Overdrive (1986), “Christine” from Stephen King’s film, or Dragula from the TV Series The Munsters

  • documentaries and/or travelogues

  • car or motorcycle commercials

  • car or motorcycle history (models and styles, classic and modern, the industry)

  • lowriders, hot rods, custom cars/choppers and racial/ethnic, class, or gender identity

  • car / biker shows: Sturgis, South Dakota (local) or Yokohama Mooneyes, Japan (global)

  • histories of roads, routes, highways, traffic

  • GPS, Google Maps, automobility

  • Route 66 and roadside architecture

  • borders, real and imagined

  • The road and post-apocalyptic landscapes / “The road to nowhere”

  • Environmental impacts and ecological issues

Contact: Dr. Stacy Rusnak (

Further details:

Global Asias 4, Penn State University (31 Mar – 1 Apr 2017)

Deadline: 1 November 2016

A biennial conference hosted to complement the work of our journal Verge: Studies in Global Asias (published by the University of Minnesota Press). By bringing into relation work in both Asian Studies and Asian American Studies, Verge covers Asia and its diasporas, East to West, across and around the Pacific, from a variety of humanistic perspectives—anthropology, art history, literature, history, sociology, and political science—in order to develop comparative analyses that recognize Asia’s place(s) in the development of global culture and history. In that expansive and multidisciplinary spirit, we invite proposals for the specific panels and roundtables listed below:


Mobility and Space in Global Asia

Contact: Jessamyn Abel (

This panel examines the ways in which changing patterns, infrastructures, and representations of mobility within and beyond Asia affect the physical and conceptual spaces of the region. Focusing on the intersection of spatial theory and mobility studies, our aim is to consider the mutual impact of mobility and the transformation of space through examples of Asia and Asians. Space is, of course, a topic well covered in several fields, such as critical social theory, architecture, political science, and history, and mobility is an emerging subfield in anthropology, geography, and sociology. We invite proposals from these and other disciplines that examine how movements of people transform places and how economic, political, architectural, and cultural structures of space impact mobility.

Please submit materials (250-word abstract and brief c.v.) to specific roundtable and panel organizers directly.

Penn State will cover lodging and food costs for all conference presenters. In addition, we will provide all conference participants with a 1-year subscription to Verge: Studies in Global Asias.

Contact: Tina Chen ( for General Questions.

Crafting Mosaics: Contextualizing Diversity across Space and Time, HGSA 7th Biennial Graduate Conference, Purdue University (4 Mar 2017)

Deadline: 15 Nov 2016

Keynote: Leah Wright Rigueur (Harvard University)

This conference will bring together GRADUATE and advanced undergraduate students from across fields to facilitate a meaningful and nuanced conversation about the conception, construction, use and misuse of “diversity” ideas over space and time.

Some potential topics include, but are not limited to: borderlands; globalization, transnationalism, and other global approaches; intersectionality; empire and colonization; MIGRATION and DIASPORA; multi-national, multi-cultural, multi-confessional, multi-ethnic societies; nations and nationalism; populations of color; regional diversity; and religious identity and conflict.

Panel submissions are welcome. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance by 15 Jan 2017.

The best submissions will be recognized at the conference luncheon.

There will be no registration fee.

Contact: with a 250-word abstract and a 1-2-page CV.

Further details:

I just flew in from Miami Beach, and, boy, are my arms tired” (Panel), American Literature Association Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts (25-28 May 2017)

Deadline: 15 December 2016

The Society for the Study of American Travel Writing and the American Humor Studies Association seek abstracts for a collaborative session on “Humor and Travel” for the American Literature Association annual conference.

We welcome papers focusing on individual authors/travelers from any time period as well as conceptual or theoretical discussions that consider the intersections between travel experiences and expressions of humor.

Proposals might consider the following questions:

  • How does humor serve to define the inevitable incongruities of travel experiences?

  • How do the often destabilizing effects of travel elicit humor as a response? 

  • How are travel or tourism targets of humor?

  • What are the rhetorical effects of humor on telling the travel story? 

Please email a brief CV and 300-word abstract (and please indicate any audio/visual needs) using “Humor and Travel” as the subject line. Scholars of American humor, American travel writing and practicing travel writers are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.

Contact: Jeffrey Melton (; Susan Roberson (

Teaching Travel Writing (Panel), American Literature Association, Boston, Massachusetts (25-28 May 2017)

Deadline: 15 December 2016
The Society for the Study of American Travel Writing seeks abstracts for a session on “Teaching Travel Writing” for the American Literature Association annual conference.
As a genre of Literary and Rhetorical study, Travel Writing generally occupies a marginal status in most curricula. The same might also be said of Travel Writing as a practice. Confronting this, we welcome papers on the specific challenges and rewards of travel-writing pedagogy, either as a study in itself or as a practice.

Proposals might consider the following questions:

  • What challenges do faculty face in trying to graft travel writing onto existing curricula or meet established student learning outcomes geared more toward privileged genres of study?

  • Are there blindspots that students commonly bring to the study of travel writing that when addressed help them to appreciate its instructive value?

  • What educational opportunities are available to faculty who incorporate travel writing assignments into their classes, either in local settings or study abroad?

  • What pitfalls are students prone to when tackling actual travel-writing assignments, such as in the context of study abroad, and are there practical recommendations that help to avoid them?

Please email a brief CV and 300-word abstract (and please indicate any audio/visual needs), using “Teaching Travel” as the subject line.

Scholars and teachers of American travel writing and practicing travel writers are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.

Contact: Andrew Vogel (; Susan Roberson (

Sea Crossings: The Sea in Literature and Film, CEA-CC 2017 symposium, University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus (10-11 Mar 2017)

Deadline: 15 December 2016

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is a part of the network of 20 affiliates that form the national College English Association (CEA), a professional organization of teacher-scholars founded in the United States in 1939. Primarily based on the island of Puerto Rico, the CEA-CC has promoted the study and research of the various fields that fall under the umbrella of “English” for over forty years. In addition to themes related to education, the conferences hosted by the CEA-CC have focused on themes related to literature and cultural studies. For the 2017 symposium we invite papers that connect the ocean with the field of English.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Shipwrecks, sea disasters and castaway narratives

  • People of the sea: sailors, pirates, fishing communities

  • Maritime identities

  • Nature and the Sublime

  • Ecology and environmentalism

  • beasts of the deep

  • Human trafficking

  • Empire, postcolonialism, globalization

  • Maritime gender divisions

We welcome papers in English that explore one or more of the topics above. Please send 200-word proposals for 20-minute papers. Proposals should be sent as part of a text message, not as an attachment.


Further details:

Romanticism Takes to the Hills, Edge Hill University (29 Apr 2017)

Deadline: 9 January 2017

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Tim Fulford (De Montfort University)

A central tension in Romanticism has been a focus on locality and place, in the sense of a literature and culture grounded in a particular topography, and a contrasting fascination with EXILE and restless MOVEMENT, a rootlessness transgressing temporal, geographical, and – implicit in our title - moral boundaries, into the realm of the bandit, the monster, the dispossessed. ‘Romanticism Takes to the Hills’ seeks papers, panels, and innovative presentation formats which bring new methodologies to bear on the paradoxical relationship between places, spaces, and identity in the long Romantic period, ca. 1750-1850. We are particularly interested in approaches to the figure of the REFUGEE and / or EMIGRANT in the Romantic period.

Proposals for individual papers, panels of three speakers and a chair, or innovative presentation formats, are invited on the following topics (although they are certainly not limited to them):

  • Romanticism, place, and space: eco- and / or geocritical approaches to Romantic authors, texts, and / or networks

  • Local, regional, national, transnational, global approaches to Romantic authors, texts and / or networks

  • MIGRATION, FORCED MOVEMENT, dislocation, especially the experience of being a refugee and / or seeking refuge

  • EXILE, homelessness, dispossession

  • Crime and criminality

  • The intersections of race, class, and / or gender in relation to space and place, especially from groups whose relationship with the landscape has often been marginalised in conventional narratives

  • The growth of TOURISM and the heritage industry at home and abroad in the Romantic period

Please submit abstracts of 250 words for individual papers, or panel proposals / innovative presentation formats of 500 words (including a brief introduction and details of each paper), along with a short biography of presenters.

There is an opportunity for selected papers from the symposium to be revised for a special edition of the journal La Questione Romantica.


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A Suitcase of Her Own: Women and Travel, Szczyrk, META Hotel (20 – 23 Sept 2017)

Deadline: 31 January 2017

An interdisciplinary Conference devoted to broadly understood questions of travel, with emphasis placed on the specificity of women’s experience of travel. By travelling, we mean all its forms, from leisurely, touristic travels, to journeys of exploration, migration (economic, political etc), missionary and/or charitable activities, animal welfare activities, approached and analysed from a variety of perspectives, methodologies and academic affiliations. The main objective is to illuminate how women have engaged in it, how their modes of involvement have been developing and changing, and what the future of women travels might be.

We invite 20-min presentations concerned with – but not limited to – the following issues:

  • themes in women's travel writing

  • journey as an escape from gender

  • female travelling self, female travellers and companionships

  • flaneuse

  • discourses of difference - analyses of poetics in women's travel writing; female/feminist discourse as a challenge to patriarchal discourse; gendered language/ style

  • the feminine perspective in travel writing, female travelogues and memoirs

  • feminine time and temporality on the road

  • emigration, exile, women expats, missionaries, pilgrims, refugees and immigration crises

  • trafficking

  • travel as escape, life-changing travel

  • female travellers in arts, music and film

Following the conference, we are planning to publish a refereed peer-reviewed monograph.

Contact: with proposals (ca. 350 words) and a short biographical note.

Further details:


Bergahn Journals: Free Access to articles for World Tourism Day

Offer ends: 5 October 2016

In recognition of World Tourism Day on September 27, Berghahn Journals is offering free access to three articles in their special virtual issue* on anthropology and TOURISM for a limited period:

  • Julie Scott, ‘Tourism for Peace? Reflections on a Village Tourism Project in Cyprus’, Anthropology in Action: Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice, 23.3 (2016), 5-20

  • Valerio Simoni, ‘Intimacy and Belonging in Cuban Tourism and Migration’, The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology, 34.2 (2016), 26-41

  • Ewa Malchrowicz, ‘Anthropology of Tourism: Heritage and Perspectives (Conference Review)’, Journeys, 17.2 (2016), 101-03

To access:


The Irish Times Travel Writer Competition

Deadline: 8 October 2016

The Irish Times, in association with Travel Department, invites aspiring travel writers, who are resident in Ireland to submit a feature for the Travel section of The author of the best entry, selected by our judges, will be sent abroad on a travel writing assignment for The Irish Times Magazine.

Your article could focus on a particular encounter with a person or place, or a big adventure or journey to somewhere wild or exotic. It could be a trip in Ireland or thousands of kilometres away, alone or with friends or family; the destination doesn’t matter, but the more unusual your angle, the better your chances of winning. What we are looking for are engaging, entertaining, original and well-written stories.

Articles should be 500 words or under and submitted using this form. A selection of the best contributions will be published on, or in the Saturday Magazine travel section.

Further details:


Arthur and Janet Holzheimer Fellowship in the History of Cartography (Newberry Library, Illnois)

Deadline: 15 Dec 2016

The Arthur and Janet Holzheimer Fellowship in the History of Cartography supports work by PhD candidates or POSTDOCTORAL scholars related to the history of cartography, or which focus on cartographic materials in the Newberry’s collection.

Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for 1 to 2 months; unless otherwise noted the stipend is $2,500 per month. These fellowships support individual scholarly research for those who have a specific need for the Newberry's collection and are mainly restricted to individuals who live and work outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. Many of the Newberry's fellowship opportunities have specific eligibility requirements. For information, please visit our website.


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Curious Travellers: Movement, Landscape, Art (Exhibition), Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Mold Road, Wrexham

Dates: 10 Oct – 16 Dec 2016

Private View: 17.00-19.00, 10 Oct 2016
Exhibition exploring responses to travel in North Wales over 250 years.
The Gallery will host an exhibition in response to the writings of local travel writer Thomas Pennant and his contemporaries and there will be associated talks, events and walking tours during the exhibition’s run. Works will include Victorian landscape paintings of the time, transcriptions of Pennant’s writings, and current art work produced especially for the exhibition and in response to the walking tours and the landscape.
This exhibition is part of the four-year AHRC-funded Curious Travellers research project, launched in September 2014, and jointly run by the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies (CAWCS) and the University of Glasgow.
Further details: Curious Travellers Exhibition pdf

Maritime History and Culture Seminars, 2016–17, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Senate House

This series, convened by the National Maritime Museum, explores humankind’s relationship with the sea through museum and archive collections. At its heart is the idea that our history is entwined with the maritime world and that people’s lives have always been shaped by the sea.

Topics included in Autumn 2016 Programme:

  • What is maritime history and culture? (11 Oct)

  • Commonwealth and migration to Virginia in the early 17th century (25 Oct)

  • Exhibiting the Antarctic: photography and colour in visual narratives of early 1900s expeditions (8 Nov)

  • National Maritime Museum collaborative project presentations (6 Dec):

  • Chronometry and chronometers on British voyages of exploration, c. 1815–72

  • Patronage and the Navy: Admiral John Markham’s papers at the National Maritime Museum

  • In the service of the needle: the assembly of the Compass Observatory

  • P&O: serving the Empire

  • The 1797 naval mutinies at Spithead and the Nore

  • Portraiture and the British naval officer, 1739–1805

  • Making the oceans visible: science and technology on the Challenger expedition, 1872–76

  • Schools of vice: British prison hulks, 1776–1864

  • Imperial Thames: London, River, Empire, 1660–1830

Papers last approximately 45 minutes, followed by 15–30 minutes of questions. The seminar is usually followed by more informal discussion in a nearby pub. No booking required.

All seminars begin at 17.15 in Wolfson Room I at the Institute, except 8 Nov – Wolfson Room II.
Convenors: Laura Humphreys, Aaron Jaffer, Lizelle de Jager, James Davey, Katy Barrett and Louise Devoy.


Full details:

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