The rise of paranormal investigations as virtual dark tourism on YouTube

Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas - Postcard, circa 1886

The rising popularity of paranormal investigations on YouTube can be considered a new form of armchair travel, namely virtual dark tourism. In October 2022, I discovered the Sam and Colby YouTube channel, which now has over 10 million subscribers and the first episode of their four-part 2023 “Hell Week” series […]

Join the (free) Online Dark Tourism Symposium on 9 May 2022

Dark tourism: Memory, Pilgrimage and the Digital Realm hosted 5 May online from 9 am to 5:30 pm.

Dark Tourism: Memory, Pilgrimage and the Digital Realm 9 May 2022   |   9:00 – 17:30 (UK time) Hosted by: Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, UK About the Symposium: The Tourism Department (The Business School) and the School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University are hosting a fascinating dark […]

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Are you a researcher who is curious about influencing policy-making?

Are you a researcher who is curious about influencing policy-making? To register for the Zoom event, click here. Researchers often provide a variety of solid evidence-based outcomes that can support the development of better policies and programmes at various levels of government. Policy-makers — whether at the local, national, or […]

Citizen Participation in Co-constructing Narratives on European Heritage

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Participate in the Working on Europe YUFE Academy! I am part of the upcoming Working on Europe YUFE Academy in September 2021, which is a series of research-centred lectures jointly organised by Maastricht University and Studio Europa Maastricht under the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) alliance. This […]

Learnings from a Laboratory Conference on Cultural Hybridity

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Cultural Identities in a Global World: Reframing Cultural Hybridity A Laboratory Conference Hosted by the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany This week I attended a 3-day “Laboratory Conference” on the topic of cultural hybridity and identities in a globalised world. The conceptualisation […]