Colonial Baggage: Global Tourism in the Age of Empires, 1840s–1970s

Colonial Baggage: Global Tourism in the Age of Empires, 1840s–1970s

Organizer
Mikko Toivanen (Munich Centre for Global History), Andreas Greiner (German Historical Institute, Washington, DC)
Venue
online
ZIP
80539
Location
Munich
Country
Germany
From - Until
18.11.2021 - 19.11.2021
By
Andreas Greiner, German Historical Institute Washington

The workshop explores the dynamics of tourist travel in colonial and imperial contexts. We welcome case studies from all geographical areas, dating roughly from the onset of the age of steam until the era of decolonization. Three hitherto neglected aspects inform our agenda: the connection between tourism and imperial (infra)structures; the trans-colonial and intra-regional dimension of tourism; as well as the workers of imperial tourism.

Colonial Baggage: Global Tourism in the Age of Empires, 1840s–1970s

The workshop explores the dynamics of tourist travel in colonial and imperial contexts. We welcome case studies from all geographical areas, dating roughly from the onset of the age of steam until the era of decolonization. Three hitherto neglected aspects inform our agenda: the connection between tourism and imperial (infra)structures; the trans-colonial and intra-regional dimension of tourism; as well as the workers of imperial tourism.

Programm

To register, please go to: https://lmu-munich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsc-2trTksGNRyqqssylZU5CVM62d65gYn

THURSDAY 18 November 2021 - all times CET (GMT+1)

14.00–14.15: Welcome and introductory remarks by Andreas Greiner (German Historical Institute Washington) and Mikko Toivanen (Munich Centre for Global History)

14.15–15.45: Panel 1 - Tourism and infrastructure

Shraddha Bhatawadekar (Brandenburg University of Technology): The role of Railway Publicity in Tourism Promotion in India: Cultural Politics of the Inter-war Period

Laith Shakir (New York University): “The Magic Carpet Up to Date:” Imperial Aviation, Development, and Tourism in Interwar Iraq

Elliott Sturtevant (Columbia University): Conditioning Tourism and Trade Aboard the “Great White Fleet”

Discussant: Roland Wenzlhuemer (LMU München)

16.00-17.30: Panel 2 - Tourism and learning

Antonio Monte Casablanca (Freie Universität Berlin): Folk studies and Mestizaje in Nicaraguan tourism (1955-1979)

Timothy Nicholson (Farmingdale State College): Civilizing the Student: Domestic Tourism for Imperial Subjects

Evgeniya Zakharova (Moscow Kremlin Museums): "We saw the immense Russia, we saw the Great White Tsar": tourist trips of Turkestan youth to European Russia in 1899-1902

Discussant: Eric G.E. Zuelow (University of New England)

22.00-23.30: Panel 3 - The workers of tourism

Kris Alexanderson (University of the Pacific): Imperial Learning at Sea: Dutch Passenger Liners as Colonial Classrooms, 1920s-1930s

Candida Keithley (University of Auckland): ‘A glimpse of Wonderland’: Māori guides’ creation of ‘imagined Whakarewarewa’

Susie Protschky (Deakin University): Javanese porters and guides and the colonial origins of geotourism and volcanology

Discussant: Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez (University of Hawai’i)

FRIDAY 19 November 2021 - all times CET (GMT+1)

17.30-19.15: Panel 4 - Developing tourism

Semih Gökatalay (University of California, San Diego): A “Fair” Tourism for all? Trade Fairs and Colonial Tourism in the interwar Middle East

Dörte Lerp (Freie Universität Berlin): Tourism as a late colonial development strategy in East Africa

Arnout van der Meer (Colby College): Touristic Upland Cultures: Mountain Resorts and Tourist Networks in Colonial Indonesia

Jessica Lynne Pearson (Macalester College): Destination Development: Global Tourism between Empire and Economic Sovereignty

Discussant: Robert Kramm (LMU München)

19.15-19.30: Final remarks by Andreas Greiner and Mikko Toivanen

Contact Info:

Dr Andreas Greiner (German Historical Institute, Washington): greiner@ghi-dc.org

Dr Mikko Toivanen (Munich Centre for Global History): mikko.toivanen@lmu.de

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