18-19 Nov 21, conference on Global Tourism in the Age of Empires
Andreas Greiner (GHI Washington) and Mikko Toivanen (Osk. Huttunen Fellow at the Kolleg) have organised an international workshop that explored the dynamics of tourist travel in colonial and imperial contexts. It brought together 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 informed the 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.