prof.dr. (Stijn) SL Reijnders


Stijn Reijnders is Full Professor of "Cultural Heritage, in Particular in Relation to Tourism and Popular Culture" at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

His research focuses on the intersection of media, culture and tourism. Currently he leads two large, international research projects: “Worlds of Imagination”, funded by the European Research Council, and “Locating Imagination” funded by the Dutch Science Foundation.

He has published many research papers and two monographs entitled "Holland op de Helling" (2006) – recipient of the national NeSCoR dissertation award – and "Places of the Imagination. Media, Tourism, Culture" (2011). In addition, Reijnders has co-edited "The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures" (2014), "Film Tourism in Asia: Evolution, Transformation and Trajectory" (2017) and "Locating Imagination in Popular Culture: Place, Tourism and Belonging" (exp. 2020/21).

Furthermore, he serves as Vice-Dean of Research of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC), member of the Supervisory Board of Museum Rotterdam, and Chair of the Popular Communication Division of the Netherlands Flanders Communication Association (NEFCA). Recently, he co-founded the new Masters programme "Tourism, Culture & Society".

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

Full professor | Department of Arts and Culture Studies
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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  • Stijn Reijnders & Nicky Es (11 October 2013) - Stijn Reijndes en Nicky van Es over het onderzoeksproject 'Locating Imagination'
  • Stijn Reijnders (8 June 2011) - Stijn Reijnders over mediatoerisme
  • Stijn Reijnders (5 May 2010) - Stijn Reijnders over mediatoerisme

  • SL (Stijn) Reijnders (2021) - Imaginative heritage. From fiction to tourism
  • SL (Stijn) Reijnders (2021) - Imaginative heritage: understanding a city through its crime fiction.
  • SL (Stijn) Reijnders (2021) - Media, tourism and cultural sustainability
  • SL (Stijn) Reijnders (2021) - Imaginative heritage
  • Stijn Reijnders (2019) - Media Tourism: Imagination, Home, Travel
  • Stijn Reijnders (2019) - Places in Mind: Media Tourism, Imagination, Everyday Life
  • Stijn Reijnders (2018) - Places in Mind: Imaginative Practices in Everyday Life
  • Stijn Reijnders (2018) - Places in Mind: Imaginative Practices in Everyday Life
  • Stijn Reijnders (2018) - Places in Mind: Imaginative Practices in Everyday Life.
  • Stijn Reijnders (2018) - Worlds of Imagination. Film Tourism in a Globalized World

Raad van Toezicht Museum Rotterdam

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November 2022
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November 2024
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Master Thesis

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Media Tourism

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MA, MA, MA-1, Pre-master, MA
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Cultural Heritage Studies

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BA-2, Other, BA-2, BA-3, BA-3, Pre-master
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News regarding prof.dr. (Stijn) SL Reijnders

Stijn Reijnders visiting professor at Karlstad University in Sweden

Prof.dr. Stijn Reijnders was welcomed as visiting professor at the Centre for Geomedia Studies at Karlstad University, Sweden.
Portrait of Stijn Reijnders

Setting the Scene project obtains ERC Proof of Concept grant to make media tourism more sustainable and inclusive

Prof.dr. Stijn Reijnders received a Proof of Concept grant from ERC for his proposal Setting the Scene.
Picture of Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Dr. Deborah Castro receives Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

Deborah Castro obtained a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship for her project: "Living in the media. Analysing the Impact of Media Tourism on Locals’…

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