Research Symposium: Unravelling media tourism

Symposium organised in relation to the PhD defence of Apoorva Nanjangud, M.Sc.
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Apoorva Nanjangud

Thursday 28 Apr 2022, 14:00 - 16:00


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Apoorva Nanjangud

On 28 April 2022, the symposium Unravelling Media Tourism will be organised by Apoorva Nanjangud and Stijn Reijnders (Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication). 


This symposium is organised to discuss state-of-the-art research on the relation between popular culture and tourism and will be of interest for both researchers and students.


This symposium focuses on the relation between tourism and popular culture. International experts will address topics ranging from the representations of travel in cinema, the role of celebrities in boosting certain locations, to the perceptions of authenticity in media theme parks. How do these practices then reinstate new forms of destination identities such as Indianness, or Europeanness? In this symposium, we navigate these different dimensions of the popular culture and tourism nexus. The experts joining us will each deliver a talk on their individual expertise and invite members of the audience to share their insights and experiences.

Invited experts

  1. Dr. Jane Lovell, Senior Lecturer, Christ Church Business School, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK
  2. Dr. Deborah Castro, Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  3. Dr. Sean Kim, Associate Professor of Tourism, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
  4. Dr. Shikha Jhingan, Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema Studies School of Arts and Aesthetics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Each expert talk will be 15-20 minutes followed by a Q&A for 7-8 minutes and finished with a plenary discussion

Session chair

Prof. Stijn Reijnders, Professor of Cultural Heritage, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

    Day programme: 28th April, 2022

    10:30 to 12:00PhD Defence: A.S. Nanjangud
    14:00 to 16:00Symposium

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