Topics in Global History: Travel and Tourism (HIST*4120) | College of Arts

Topics in Global History: Travel and Tourism (HIST*4120)

Code and section: HIST*4120*01

Term: Fall 2015

Instructor: K. James


In Fall 2015, ‘Topics in Global History’ explores the history of modern tourism, from the European Grand Tour to the rise of the ‘package holiday’ in the nineteenth century, to the growth of adventure tourism in the twentieth century. Among the themes we explore are: gender and misbehaviour in eighteenth-century European travel; colonial Safaris; the Temperance holiday; adultery and espionage in the grand hotel; class conflict at the seaside; and the tensions between tourists and the self-styled ‘traveller’, who has long claimed distance from the ‘touring hordes’.


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