Kevin James on the Historical Search for the Five Star Hotel
BY TERESA PITMAN for @ Guelph, MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
Think of them as the 19th-century version of TripAdvisor with one major disadvantage: the hotel and inn visitors’ books of that time period were kept on-site, so you couldn’t read warnings like the one above until after you checked in. History professor Kevin James is using the visitors’ books from several Irish inns and hotels to describe how people narrated their travel experiences. The project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
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