Vocabularies of Tourism: Language, Photography & Tourism in Palestine (1898-1948)
- Thursday 4 June 2020 - Friday 5 June 2020
- University Library
Witte Singel 26-27
2311 BG Leiden
- Hensius & Vossius rooms
This conference considers the vocabularies of tourism, in broad terms, to think about the ways in which Palestine was both produced and consumed by Arabs and by Europeans (1898 - 1948). Focusing broadly from questions of multilingualism, especially in tourist guides and language manuals to the ways in which photography and its increasing availability was shaped by the demands of tourism markets, Vocabularies of Tourism also considers the relationship between tourism and cultural diplomacy.
As part of this conference, several public events will also be organised:
- Photo exhibition at the RMO (Museum of Antiquities)
Photography and Archaeology in British Mandate Palestine: Frank Scholten, a Dutch vision of the 'Holy Land'
- Book launch: Graffiti, street names and visiting cards: the fractured history of Arabic and Hebrew urban textuality in modern Jerusalem by Yair Wallach.