The Eighth Annual GCfE Conference ‘Travelling Europe’: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Place and Space will take place at the University of Birmingham in one week, the 26th – 27th March 2014.
In an increasingly globalised world, it is now more pertinent than ever to consider travel and tourism in a European and indeed global context. The Graduate Centre for Europe is dedicated to the promotion of dynamic cross-disciplinary dialogue and the development of new and exciting ways of thinking within ‘European’ research. This conference has welcomed contributions from postgraduates across a variety of disciplines on aspects of travel and tourism within European research and will feature five plenary paper sessions considering topics such as Europeanisation, sustainable tourism, migrating identities and Europe’s relations with the world.
The Keynote address will be delivered on the first day of the conference by Patrick Willcocks, European Policy and Urban Affairs Adviser.
The second day of the conference will close with an academic roundtable discussion on “Travelling in a Globalised World: Questions of Sustainability and Responsibility” with participants including: Professor Shelley Hornstein, York University, Toronto and Dr Frank Uekotter, University of Birmingham, Birmingham. This will be followed by a wine reception.