Events

Lecture by Astrid Koehler: The Travelling European: Towards a Cultural History of Travel

Astrid Köhler (Queen Mary University of London) The Travelling European: Towards a Cultural History of Travel The vast majority of what is known as travel literature is written by and for those who have already decided to travel. In this paper, I shall take a step back and ask some more fundamental questions of the travelling European: I shall consider who gets to travel when and why, how different modes of transport impact on the traveller’s perception and world view, what the relationship is between those who travel and those who stay put and to what metaphorical uses the notion of travel has been put by either. In short: the aim of this paper is to examine both travel as a cultural practice and the cultural practice of travel. Astrid Köhler is Professor of German Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies at Queen Mary University of London. Her research interests lie in the fields of Contemporary German Literature and 19th century German Culture. Currently, she is one of four principal investigators in the HERA funded project The European Spa as a Transnational Public Space and Social Metaphor .

Location: Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis Room E1.02 Kloveniersburgwal48 1012 CX Amsterdam

Dec 04, 2019 | 05:00 PM

Book Launch at the Harrogate Royal Pump Room: Malcolm Neesam, "A-Z of Harrogate, Places, People, History"

Location: Royal Pump Room Museum Crown Place Harrogate North Yorkshire HG1 2RY

Nov 29, 2019 | 07:30 PM

Lecture by Wiebke Kolbe: Liminoid spaces. German and British seaside resorts in the 19th and 20th centuries

Wiebke Kolbe (Lund/Amsterdam) Liminoid spaces. German and British seaside resorts in the 19th and 20th centuries Liminoid spaces are spaces where everyday life dimensions and experiences are transgressed. The paper explores seaside resorts as liminoid spaces and examines different dimensions of liminality: spatial, social and erotic, architecture, bathing and advertising. Examples are taken from the late 19th and early 20th centuries and from German and British seaside resorts, but the liminoid quality of seaside resorts is not limited to these countries and time period. Wiebke Kolbe is a professor of modern history with research interests in cultural history as well as in social and political and not at least in gender history. Before joining Lund university in March 2012, she worked at the universities of Stockholm, Hamburg and Bielefeld. Kolbe received most of her academic training in Germany. Her dissertation (Bielefeld university, 1999) was a comparison of Swedish and West German parental politics, 1945 to 2000. In recent years, she focused on tourism history and on European commemoration cultures. She is currently writing a book on German seaside resorts in late 19th and early 20th century and works on a research project about battlefield tourism since WW II. Kolbe is one of four principal investigators in the HERA funded project The European Spa as a Transnational Public Space and Social Metaphor .

Location: Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis Room E1.02 Kloveniersburgwal48 1012 CX Amsterdam

Nov 20, 2019 | 05:00 PM

Public Panel Discussion: Looking for the Future in the Past? History and Heritage in Spa and Resort Development

Location: Alter Ratssaal des Rathauses Baden-Baden Marktplatz 2, 76530 Baden-Baden

Nov 07, 2019 | 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Baba Yaga in the Spa. Public Reading with Dubravka Ugrešić

Location: Alter Ratssaal des Rathauses Baden-Baden Marktplatz 2 76530 Baden-Baden

Nov 06, 2019 | 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Spas as Common European Cultural Heritage; First European Spa Conference in Baden-Baden

Location: Rathaus Baden-Baden Marktplatz 2 D-76530 Baden- Baden

Nov 06, 2019 - Nov 07, 2019
Sep 11, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019