We are proposing a panel for the 2013 European Society for Environmental History conference in Munich with a focus on global comparative case studies of travel and tourism infrastructure in topographically challenging environments. We are particularly interested in papers that focus on transportation infrastructure--be they trains, cablecars, air routes, trails or roads--built primarily for the purpose of transporting visitors and travelers rather than goods in the 19th, 20th or 21st century. Our panel will examine the tensions that arose in response to construction, such as that between nationals and foreign visitors, and the local population and urban nationals over the perception of the landscape, its economic use and its national significance. We are looking for one or two papers that will compliment this panel. Har Ye Kan of Harvard University examines the "Lhasa Express" railway in China. Martin Gutmann, ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow, examines the Jungfraubahn in the Swiss Alps. The panel chair will be Jon Mathieu of Luzern University, Switzerland.
The submission deadline for the panel is October 15th. Please email us immediately if you are interested and follow up with a ca. 200 word abstract of your paper.
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