Scenes from the colonial past: The Maasdamme Collection Exhibition at the Amsterdam Museum

I was in Amsterdam last week for the Black Heritage Amsterdam Tours with students and colleagues. This tour was arranged for our GEO course on Tourist Experience by my colleague Karolina Doughty and it was also an opportunity for me to do fieldwork for my Veni research project. It was while we were on the … Continue reading Scenes from the colonial past: The Maasdamme Collection Exhibition at the Amsterdam Museum

Sound the trumpets!: Adamfo Ghana is 10 years old today

Sound the trumpets! Beat up the drums!! Get on the dance floor!!! Pour out the drinks!!!! Raise a toast and shout the cheers!!!! Today 11 January 2023 is the 10 years birthday anniversary of Adamfo Ghana. Adamfo Ghana is an organisation dedicated to A better future for street connected children in Ghana. Looking back on … Continue reading Sound the trumpets!: Adamfo Ghana is 10 years old today

Upcoming Workshop: “African (Digital) Heritage” at the Univesity of Bayreuth, 18 – 19 January 2023

What constitutes African (digital) heritage? Who assigns heritage values to (im)material cultural elements of the past, present and future? Who maintains and conserves these cultural elements and for which (shared) purposes? To what extent do African state actors and individual cultural entreprenuers work together-apart in activating heritage memories at home and in the diaspora? These … Continue reading Upcoming Workshop: “African (Digital) Heritage” at the Univesity of Bayreuth, 18 – 19 January 2023

‘Tourism brings a dark past closer by’

On the day that the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte officially apologised for the Netherlands' slavery past on Monday 19 December, a news feature of my Veni research project was published by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). Below you find screenshots of the article...you can read the full news article through the links English version: … Continue reading ‘Tourism brings a dark past closer by’

“Tourism, Memory and Heritage” Conference, 1 – 2 June 2023 in Amsterdam (Save the date annoucement II)

This is the second 'save the date' annoucement for the 1-2 June 2023 research gathering in Amsterdam in the context of my ongoing Veni research project. Six months on from the first annoucement and as the research project has evolved, the remit of the planned event has also evolved ever so slightly. The starting point … Continue reading “Tourism, Memory and Heritage” Conference, 1 – 2 June 2023 in Amsterdam (Save the date annoucement II)

Save the date: ‘Tourism and slavery heritage’ international symposium (1-2 June 2023)

Save the date! 365 days left for this exciting symposium I am convening on “Tourism and slavery heritage: geographies of cultural productions, cultural memory and commemoration” as part of my NWO Veni project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqDQQAuSDl0 This will be an international symposium exploring the ways in which tourism in its diverse cultural practices and performances transforms and … Continue reading Save the date: ‘Tourism and slavery heritage’ international symposium (1-2 June 2023)

[New paper, 50 Free copies] Mind the gap: a systematic review of the knowledge contribution claims in adventure tourism research

Here we go.....an outcome of 3 years of work from research idea conception at the start of 2019 through to execution, analysis, writing, rewriting, submission, revisions, revisions, more revisions until final acceptance in the first quarter of 2022. We started on this project while I was still based in Sheffield so it's great that it … Continue reading [New paper, 50 Free copies] Mind the gap: a systematic review of the knowledge contribution claims in adventure tourism research

Premiere of Veni research project edumentary video

Finally, I had the premiere of this short edumentary video that provides an overview of my Veni research project. The video was made in August 2021 but COVID-19 related restrictions meant that we've had to keep postpone the date of the Tourism@WUR event during which I wanted to premiere the video. In the end we … Continue reading Premiere of Veni research project edumentary video

Here in my heart: an ode to my mother

Mama You gave me life You were here You left a mark Here in my heart You loved You were loved You held me I will hold you Here in my heart Mama You breathed Now no more You saw Now no more You danced Now no more You smiled Now no more You laughed … Continue reading Here in my heart: an ode to my mother

Lift every voice and sing: sound, emotion and affect in the fieldwork encounter

During this past summer I was in Ghana for fieldwork as part of my VENI research project. It was such a rewarding and challenging time in the field. I made copious observational notes and wrote my reflections on a daily basis during this time. However, since returning to the Netherlands and given the hectic start … Continue reading Lift every voice and sing: sound, emotion and affect in the fieldwork encounter