WORLDS OF IMAGINATION ONLINE CONFERENCE:
MEDIA, PLACE AND TOURISM IN TODAY’S GLOBAL WORLD

Worlds of Imagination: Media, Place and Tourism in Today’s Global World is a 3-day online international conference that highlights the interconnections between media, tourism and place. The conference aims to bring together the diverse perspectives, approaches and actors involved in this process while focusing on critical issues accompanying this multifaceted phenomenon. We venture off the beaten track by adopting a decidedly global perspective and putting emphasis on the exploration, analysis and comparison of cases from around the world. This conference aims to broaden the horizons by including and comparing research into, for example, Bollywood films, Brazilian telenovelas and South Korean K-drama.

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Images: Mischa van Schajik and Bas Ackermann | Editing: Elsie Vermeer (EV/TV) | Music: ‘Waki Baki’ by Dandana

WORLDS OF IMAGINATION RESEARCH PROJECT

This ERC-funded research project focuses on film tourism: the phenomenon of people visiting locations from popular films or TV series. Recent years have seen explosive growth in this type of tourism, with far-reaching implications for the experience and organization of landscapes. The aim of this project is to discover why and under what circumstances films or TV series give rise to new tourism flows, and which variations can be found based on the specific characteristics of the media productions, local communities and tourists involved.

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Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam’s mission is to generate knowledge at the highest academic level through pioneering, high-impact research and to provide academic, career-oriented education to aspiring undergraduates and post-graduates from around the world.

European Research Council

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 681663). The ERC’s mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.

ERMeCC

ERMeCC’s mission is to operate as an international, national and local centre of expertise for high-quality research into the myriad relationships between media, society, culture, and business.