Liverpool Travel Seminar X: ‘Travel and Place’

The tenth annual Liverpool Travel Seminar will be held at Blackburne House, Liverpool, on Saturday 24 September 2016.

Registration details here.

The Liverpool Travel Seminar is a collaborative and interdisciplinary research forum launched jointly by Liverpool Hope University, the University of Liverpool, and Liverpool John Moores University in 2007. It provides a constructive environment in which colleagues from Liverpool’s three universities with interests in travel and travel writing can discuss the latest developments in their fields whilst reflecting on possible future directions. The Seminar provides a cross- and inter-disciplinary research infrastructure, permitting cross-institutional dialogue and research collaboration in Liverpool itself. At the same time, it aims to expand national and international networks of scholars working on travel and associated fields.

This year’s event is arranged in association with the Arts and Humanities Research Council ‘Translating Cultures’ theme, and brings together researchers linked to AHRC-funded projects with members of the Network on Travel Writing of the Far North to discuss questions of travel and place.

Convenors: Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool), Zoe Kinsley (Liverpool Hope University) and Kate Walchester (Liverpool John Moores University)


10.00 arrival and coffee


Panel 1: Travel Writing of the Far North 1800-1900

Kim Simonsen (University of Amsterdam)

Silke Reeploeg (University of the Highlands and Islands)

Karina Lykke Grand (Aarhus University)

12 noon

Panel 2: From ‘Dark Tourism’ to ‘Phoenix Tourism’

Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool)

Margaret Topping (Queen’s University Belfast)

13.00 lunch


Panel 3: European Travellers to Wales

Carol Tully (Bangor University)

Heather Williams (University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies)

15.30 tea


Panel 4: Re-enacting the Silk Road

Mike Heffernan (University of Nottingham)

Jean-Xavier Ridon (University of Nottingham)

17.00 close of workshop

There are a maximum of 28 places available for the workshop, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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