Professor Keith Hollinshead
Professor Hollinshead was a respected and renowned scholar, a long-standing RC50 board member (including four appointments as Vice President), and to so many of us, a kind and supportive mentor. He served as one of the longstanding Masthead Editors for the journals Tourism Analysis and Tourism, Culture and Communication, and was a big supporter of the Critical Tourism Studies (CTS) conference series. Formerly Professor of Public Culture at the University of Bedfordshire, he retired from that role in July 2018, but continued to work as an independent scholar.
Keith was a keynote speaker at CTS and at the Postdisciplinarity conferences. This is how he will present himself, with his characteristic originality and use of capital letters:
I AM AN INDEPENDENT SCHOLAR WHO WORKS FROM BASES IN ENGLAND AND AUSTRALIA ON MATTERS OF PUBLIC CULTURE / PUBLIC HERITAGE / PUBLIC NATURE. I AM PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN TRANSDISCIPLINARY / POSTDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO THE WAYS THAT TRADITIONAL / INDIGENOUS / NATIONAL POPULATIONS ARE TRANSITIONALISING TODAY. MY WORK TENDS TO BE INTERNATIONAL, BASED IN AUSTRALASIA / THE SOUTH PACIFIC / ASIA ... AND IT OFTEN EXPLORES THE CONTESTED WORLDMAKING POWER OF INSTITUTIONS / INTEREST GROUPS / GOVERNMENTS
Keith will be greatly missed, as a public intellectual, a strong voice in our community, and a supporter of emerging and established researchers in our field. The memory of his sense of humour and inimitable style will warm our hearts
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