The next meeting of the Travel and Mobility Studies Research network will take place on Wednesday 27th February. I’m delighted that we will welcome Professor Tony Seaton (Emeritus Professor of Tourism, University of Bedfordshire) to discuss his recent work on art and travel in a paper titled “The tourist experience in graphic humour, 1796-1914”. In this paper, Professor Seaton argues that graphic humour, rather than high art, provides the most important visual record of the psycho-social impacts of travel and tourism in the long nineteenth century. He exemplifies this using four psycho-social categories as a basis for analysing a range of graphic, caricature exhibits.
The seminar will commence at 1pm in the IAS seminar room (Millburn House), with lunch provided from 12.30pm. All welcome, but please contact the organisers in advance if you wish to attend.