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Bertram M. Gordon <email@example.com>
I will work to create a vibrant H-Travel list which will play a key role in the expansion of the field. I am especially committed to making the list international as the composition of our editorial board shows. We will accept messages in French, German, and Spanish, as well as English. There are several issues in the field of travel and tourism studies that I would like to promote. One is gender and travel, especially travel by women. A second is the consideration of travel and tourism before the development of the early modern Grand Tour with its associated discourse. A third theme is the discussion of tourism and travel by non-Westerners such as the fourteenth century Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta. Finally, I will encourage the discussion of films as sources for the history of travel and tourism.
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My current research focuses on two distinct, yet interrelated, projects. The first is a history of tourism. The second, a study of the May-June 1968 Paris student revolt, based on primary source material currently in my possession. My work in tourism history centers on gender and its depiction in cinema imagery. The following papers represent some of my recent work in travel/tourism studies:
"The Mediterranean as a Tourist Destination, from Cicero to the Club Med (with slides)," Fifth Annual Congress, "Iberia and the Mediterranean," Mediterranean Studies Association, Granada, Spain, May 30, 2002.
"The Film, the Historian, and the Tourist: A View to Future Methodology and the Role of the Male as a Travel Mentor in English-Language Films since the 1890s," plenary paper to be given, International Conference on Tourisms and Histories: Representations and Experiences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom, June 19-23, 2003.
The following papers focus on my study of the May-June 1968 Paris student revolt as an event in the history of tourism:
"The Tourist in the Political Maelstrom: A Commonplace Book from the Events of May 1968 in Paris," Society for the Study of French History, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, April 4, 2002.
"Un Touriste dans le tourbillon politique: Un Journal inédit de mai-juin 1968," Institut d'Histoire du Temps Present (CNRS), Cachan, France, June 11, 2002.
Pertinent articles published:
"Ist Gott Französisch? Germans, Tourism, and Occupied France, 1940-1944," Modern and Contemporary France, NS4:3 (1996), 287-298.
"Warfare and Tourism: Paris in World War II," Annals of Tourism Research, 25:3 (July 1998), 616-638.
"Going Abroad to Taste: North Americans, France and the Continental Tour from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present," Proceedings of the Western Society for French History; Selected Papers of the Annual Meeting (Greeley, Colorado: University Press of Colorado, 1998), 156-170.
"Paris," in Bertram M. Gordon, ed., The Historical Dictionary of World War II France: The Occupation, Vichy and the Resistance, 1938-1946 (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1998), 272-273.
"The Decline of a Cultural Icon: France in American Perspective," French Historical Studies, 22:4 (Fall 1999), 625-651.
"Club Méditeranée" and "Colonies de Vacances," in Michael Kelly, ed., French Culture and Society: A Glossary (London: Arnold Publishers, 2001), 54-55 and 57, respectively.
"French Cultural Tourism and the Vichy Problem," in Shelley Baranowski and Ellen Furlough, eds., Being Elsewhere: Tourism, Consumer Culture, and Identity in Modern Europe and North America (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2001), 239-272.
"Essen wie Gott in Frankreich," Voyage, Reisen und Essen, 5 (Cologne: DuMont, 2002), 64-76.
"Deconstructing "Mass Tourism": A Problematic Concept in Twentieth Century History," to be published in Spanish in Historia Contemporánea (2003).
"Leisure and Holidays," to be published in Hugh Dauncey, ed., French Popular Culture (London: Arnold Publishers, 2003 or 2004).
"Tourism," to be published in Bill Marshall, ed., Encyclopaedia of the French Atlantic (ABC-Clio Press, 2004).
In the last three years, I have presented travel/tourism conference papers in Norway, Switzerland, France, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S. This list is available upon request.
"Men, Women and Travel: Tourism in Europe Since the Renaissance"
Other history of travel/tourism professional activities:
Member, Bureau of the International Commission for the History of Travel and Tourism
Chercheur associé étranger, Institut d'Histoire du Temps Présent, C.N.R.S., Cachan, France (2001-2002).
I have given historic lectures to accompany tours in Germany, the Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe.
Collaborationism in France during the Second World War. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1980.
Editor, Historical Dictionary of World War II France: The Occupation, Vichy and the Resistance, 1938-1946. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1998.
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1969.
Mills College, 1969-present. James Irvine Professor of History. Acting Provost: 1999-2001.