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2020-2021 Colloquium Series

The Tourism Studies Working Group is pleased to announce

Spring 2021 Organizing Meeting

Friday, Janaury 29, 4PM-6PM
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Dear colleagues,

The TSWG will meet to discuss our program for the Spring Semester 2021, as well as answer any questions about our Zoom webinar format (presentation formats, login issues, etc.). We hope that you will join us!

A number of speakers from around the world are scheduled for the Spring term. They will be covering a wide range of topics, including the impacts of mental health on global tourism, UNESCO certification of Bisalhães Black Pottery, ethnic relations in Malaysia, state violence, and virtual/remote tourism.

We do still have some openings for additional speakers, highlighted below. If you are working on a research subject related to tourism, travel or heritage, and would like to present your work during the Spring term, please send an e-mail to Nelson Graburn (graburn@berkeley.edu).

Presentation formats may vary, from individual speakers on a single research topic to mini-symposiums of several presenters on a mutually related topic. We are also happy to host other speaker/topic formats. We will continue to meet on Fridays from 4-6PM (PT), but can also make exceptions for speakers presenting from distant time zones.

Tentative Schedule and List of Speakers- Spring 2021


January 29 - Welcome and organizing meeting
February 5 - Yannis Michaelides, "The prevailing impact of mental health on global tourism & culture."
February 12 - Edgar Bernado da Cunha, "UNESCO's Heritage Certification of Bisalhães Black Pottery as a study case for the role and implications of such processes for object, local communities and local development." Possibly with discussant.
February 19 - Ngan Phan, (Topic TBA - date tentative)
February 26 - Yunzi Zhang, "Who am I and who should I be? - The issues of constructing a tourism destination identity of the Northern Mariana Islands"
March 5 - Keng Hang Frankie Fan, "Tourism and ethnic relations in Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia." (tentative - dates flexible)
March 12 - OPEN
March 19 - Robin DeLugan, "Remembering Violence: How Nations Grapple with their Difficult Pasts" (Book launch) Discussant: Bert Gordon
March 26 - No Meeting (Spring Break)
April 2 - OPEN (Good Friday)
April 9 - OPEN

April 16 - Tami Blumenfield, "Impacts of Tourism on Health and Perceptions of Health in Moso communities of Yunnan, China."
April 23 - Helen Kapstein 'The Virtual Island: Remote Tourism on Robben Island."
April 30 - OPEN
May 7 - OPEN (last day of classes)

Additional Speakers (dates not yet scheduled) -
Lina Tegtmeyer Tourism Research between Anthropology and Art/Photodocumentation.

Yujie Zhu Heritage Tourism: Politics, Empowerment and Coproduction (Book launch) [possibly move to fall term]

We look forward to seeing you on the 29th!
Nelson Graburn (graburn@berkeley.edu), Mahlon Chute and the rest of the committee!

TSWG 2020-2021 co-chairs,
Nelson Graburn
Mahlon Chute
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