Travel Studies

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular Culture Association
contact email: 

The travel studies area of NEPCA invites paper proposals on the subject of travel, broadly conceived.  Paper proposals may include (but are not limited to) analysis and critical perspectives on such travel-related topics as:


  • Depictions of travel in art, film, literature, and television
  • Historic sites, museums, and monuments
  • History of travel and tourism
  • Marketing of travel and tourism
  • Material culture and travel (i.e. souvenir collecting)
  • Militourism
  • Moral perspectives on travel and tourism
  • Specialty travel (i.e. business, educational, religious)
  • Transportation, including travel infrastructure (highways, airports) and vehicles (automobiles, cruise ships)
  • Travel accommodations
  • Travel and tour companies
  • Travel media (i.e. television programs, websites)
  • Travel writing (i.e. narratives, guidebooks, blogs)


Proposals for individual papers as well as complete panels are welcome.  Please submit your paper through the NEPCA online submission form located on the conference website:


For more information, visit the NEPCA website at



Contact Info: 

Mark D. Van Ells

Professor of History

Queensborough Community College

The City University of New York

222-05 56th Avenue

Bayside, NY 11364 USA