Roses are red, violets are blue, and I know I am late with this joke...but we are delighted to invite you to participate in the conference on Tourism, memory and heritage in Amsterdam, 1-2 June 2023 🙂 Details below.... Tourism, memory and heritage geographies of cultural production, cultural memory and commemoration 1-2 June 2023 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Call … Continue reading “Tourism, Memory and Heritage” Conference in Amsterdam, 1-2 June 2023 – call for participation
‘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’
Veni project is starting today: Slavery, Heritage and Tourism in the Ghana-Suriname-Netherlands Triangle
Here we are again on this date of 1 April which is fast becoming a memorable and important marker for me in many ways. It has been only two years ago that we made a family relocation from the UK to the Netherlands and I officially started the position of a Lectuer in Cultural Geography … Continue reading Veni project is starting today: Slavery, Heritage and Tourism in the Ghana-Suriname-Netherlands Triangle
I have a VENI! 3 year research project funded!
I feel at once ecstatic, jubilant and humbled with a keen sense of my extreme privilege in being awarded the Dutch National Research Council (NWO) Veni grant - being 1 of 162 laurates awarded out of 1,127 applicants. This has been more than a year in the process of thinking and writing long before the … Continue reading I have a VENI! 3 year research project funded!
Forcing the butterfly out of a cocoon: institutional formation and change in developing countries
In the first week of June, 2015 I attended a tourism research conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania organised by ATLAS Africa. For my presentations titled “Today is party A, tomorrow is party B”: the politics of the tourism-poverty nexus in Ghana I made the argument that the state is critical for tourism development and … Continue reading Forcing the butterfly out of a cocoon: institutional formation and change in developing countries