'"Touristed". Tourism, Regional Identities and Ideas of Nation'

Convened by Talitha Ilacqua (St. Antony’s College and Maison française d’Oxford)


This conference analyses the ways in which tourism affected local communities in both European and colonial settings in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While the experience of travellers and tourists has been the subject of numerous historical works, that of the local population affected by tourism – the ‘touristed’ – still needs further discussion. Thus, it is the aim of this conference to problematise the tourist experience, by giving voice to local populations affected by tourism in both Europe and the colonies from the beginning of the nineteenth century, when the tourist industry emerged, to the 1930s, when tourism became a mass activity.


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