OSL Research Group: Tourism and Travel Cultures

OSL Research Group: Tourism and Travel Cultures


There is a lot of research being done in the Low Countries concerning travel literature and the relationship between literature, travel, transnationalism and tourism. This group aims to bring together researchers and research groups to facilitate collaboration on a regular basis. Output has included a panel on life writing by women in colonial contexts during the 2018 ‘Narrative Matters’-conference and contributions to two OSL research days. All junior and senior scholars interested in the various cultural and literary dimensions of travel and tourism are invited to join the group.


Sjoerd-Jeroen Moenandar (s.j.moenandar[at]rug.nl)


Babs Boter, Tom Sintobin, Sjoerd-Jeroen Moenandar et al.

Research day – Readings

  • Tom Sintobin (Radboud University): ‘“My ladies and my luggage were unloaded” Cyriel Buysse on the road with three women’
  • Babs Boter (Vrije Universiteit): “The Not So Solo Traveler: Mary Pos, Dutch Writer and Journalist”
  • Alan Moss (Radboud Universiteit: “Female Passengers and Female Voices in Early Modern Dutch Travelogues of Leasure Trips”