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 oktober 2013) - Stijn Reijndes en Nicky van Es over het onderzoeksproject 'Locating Imagination'
  • Stijn Reijnders (8 juni 2011) - Stijn Reijnders over mediatoerisme
  • Stijn Reijnders (5 mei 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


Start date approval
oktober 2023
End date approval
oktober 2026
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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 gastprofessor bij Karlstad Universiteit in Zweden

Prof.dr. Stijn Reijnders werd onlangs verwelkomd als gastprofessor bij het Centrum voor Geomedia Studies aan de Karlstad Universiteit in Zweden.
Portrait of Stijn Reijnders

Setting the Scene project ontvangt ERC Proof of Concept beurs om mediatoerisme duurzamer en inclusiever te maken

Prof.dr. Stijn Reijnders ontving een Proof of Concept beurs van ERC voor zijn voorstel Setting the Scene.
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