[URBANTH-L] Interdisciplinary Workshop Series Key Concepts in Tourism Research

Simoni, Valerio V.Simoni at leedsmet.ac.uk
Mon Feb 4 19:11:10 EST 2008

Centre fo Tourism and Cultural Change

Interdisciplinary Workshop Series Key Concepts in Tourism Research


PhD Researchers at the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Leeds Metropolitan University, are organising this interdisciplinary workshop series and would be grateful if you could circulate the announcement. 

With kind regards


Valerio Simoni 
PhD Researcher 
Centre for Tourism & Cultural Change 
Leeds Metropolitan University 
Old School Board 
Civic Quarter 
LS1 3ED 
Leeds, UK 

Tel:  +44 (0) 113 283 2600 Ext: 29017 
Fax: +44 (0) 113 283 8544



Call for Contributions: 


Interdisciplinary Workshop Series "Key Concepts in Tourism Research"

March to May 2008

Leeds/ UK


Much research in the field of tourism addresses at least one of the following concepts: Exchange, Memory, Representation and Experience. Although these concepts are very popular, it is not always clear what they actually refer to, and how we may grasp them in, or through, our research. Therefore, the PhD-students at the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change at Leeds Metropolitan University took the initiative to organize a workshop series on key concepts in tourism research. During the spring term of 2008, four two-day workshops will focus, respectively, on Exchange, Memory, Representation and Experience. 


13/14 March 2008 Workshop "Experience"

Keynote: Claudio Minca, University of London

"After the Island: the hard work of being (with) tourists"


3/4 April 2008 Workshop "Exchange"

Keynote: Keith Hart, Goldsmith College London 

"On commoditization: exchange in the human economy"


17/18 April 2008 Workshop "Memory"

Keynote: Sharon MacDonald, Manchester University

"Memory, Materiality and Tourism"


8/9 May 2008 Workshop "Representation"

Keynote: David Crouch, University of Derby

 "The Problems with Representation: Consumption, Space and Images"


This workshop series is open to PhD-students from all disciplines.  Its philosophy is to generate an interdisciplinary dialogue based on short paper presentations by the workshop participants.. The contributions do not necessarily have to be polished conference papers; contributors may also present ideas, work in progress or critical reviews. To promote lively and engaged discussion, draft copies of all presentations shall be circulated among the workshop participants ten days in advance. Each workshop will be jointly led by a team of CTCC PhD students and an invited academic with wider expertise in the respective topic. This invited expert will also give a keynote address situating this topic and opening the discussion. Based on these introductions, we will explore different meanings and approaches to the concepts in question. By bringing together PhD students and leading academics from different academic institutions and disciplinary backgrounds, this workshop series constitutes a unique opportunity to get feedback on theoretical reflections and work in progress. It will allow the exchange of ideas, the clarification of epistemological stances and the building of networks among PhD-students.


Cost: £20.00 for one workshop. You can also register for all four workshops for £60.00.


Please register for one single workshop or the whole series not later than 17 February 2008 by either sending an abstract of no more than 200 words explaining how you intend to relate to the topic of the workshop. Please note that the deadline for submission of the papers and contributions for the first workshop is 29 February 2008. E-Mail: C.Mueller at leedsmet.ac.uk <mailto:C.Mueller at leedsmet.ac.uk>  


Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change

Faculty of Arts & Society

Leeds Metropolitan University

Old School Board

Calverley Street

Leeds LS1 3ED 



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