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ICRETH Assemblies Programme

Diversity in Events, Tourism and Hospitality

2018 – 2019 Assemblies Theme*

ICRETH Assemblies are an aggregate of seminars and research meetings organised around one main theme. The theme for the academic year 2018/2019 is Diversity within Events, Tourism, and Hospitality. This a theme left broad by design so that guest speakers will be able to tackle it from their preferred standpoint. In this academic year, ICRETH and our School will submit an application for the Athena Swan Bronze Medal (part of the Equality Charter Unit), and as such we want to generate more discussions and raise more awareness to the importance of diversity, internationalisation, inclusion, gender, intersectionality and such like in our research, and in academia in general.

Assemblies Format

ICRETH assemblies combine seminars offered by guest-speakers with research meetings whereby current developments in our fields are discussed by all academic colleagues. The guest-speakers are invited to present for 30 – 45 minutes. Afterward, the moderator will engage the speaker and audience in questions and debates about the discussed topic and cognate ICRETH-related matters. Discussions are encouraged to continue over working lunch.

Assembly 1

Speaker: Dr Rebecca Finkel

3rd October 2018 | 12:00 – 13:30 | Caedmon Hall, room G03

Topic: ‘Doing gender’ in Critical Event Studies

Assembly 2

Speaker: Professor Marina Novelli

21st November 2018 | 12:00 – 13:30| Macaulay Hall, room G03

Topic: 'Practising and researching as a woman in tourism:  The good, the bad and the (occasionally) ugly'

Assembly 3

Speaker: Dr Jack Black

5th December 2018 | 12:00 – 13:30 | Macaulay Hall, room G03

Topic: It is bigger than the bread bin?’: Parallax, Parapraxis and the Multicultural Representation of British Media Events

Assembly 4

Speaker: Dr Emmanuel Adu-Ampong

20th February 2019 | 12:00 – 13:30 | Macaulay Hall, room G03

Topic: Assessing accessible tourism research: diversity, trends and future agenda

Assembly 5

Speaker: Dr Jennie Germann-Molz

6th March 2019 | 12:00 – 13:30 | Macaulay Hall, room G03

Topic: Feeling Global: Mapping the Emotional Geographies of Family Travel

Assembly 6

Speaker: Professor Donna Chambers

15th May 2019 | 12:00 – 13:30 | Macaulay Hall, room G03

Topic:What is this thing called ‘diversity’ in tourism studies? A critical enquiry 

Assembly 7

Speaker: Dr Peter Lugosi

26th June 2019 | 12:00 – 13:30 | Macaulay Hall, room G03

Topic: Migrant agency, resource transformation and the creation of hospitable spaces

*For guests outside of the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management please contact two weeks in advance of each Assembly to register your attendance. All Assemblies will take place at Headingley Campus, Leeds.

icreth assembly PROGRAMME 2018/2019