Critical Hospitality Studies SIG Symposium – program

UQ Tourism is hosting Prof Paul Lynch, from Napier University, in early September, and to coincide with his residence are hosting a CAUTHE SIG Critical Hospitality Studies Symposium. The Symposia theme is Exploring Hospitality as ‘a tool of social analysis’. Hospitality, in its broadest definition, is a relational concept, providing insights into exchanges (or controls) between host/s and guest/s (individuals or communities) and it can be applied to any context; domestic, social (civic/political), and/or commercial.

The event’s spirit is inclusive, supportive and developmental.

We offer a warm invitation to:

  1. Attend and participate
  2. Present a working paper, which ideally speaks to the theme (approx. 15 mins + Q&A)

What: CAUTHE SIG Critical Hospitality Studies Symposium


  • Opening: Keynote – Prof Paul Lynch
  • Two concurrent working paper sessions
  • Close: Panel Discussion

When: Friday 13 September, 9.30am – 4.30pm, social networking drinks and optional dinner to follow

  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided*

*Cost: As a CAUTHE funded event, registration is free for CAUTHE members, and a $10 fee (to contribute to catering costs) for non-CAUTHE members (payable in cash on day).

Where: Building 39A Room 209, The University of Queensland, St Lucia campus

The call to action:

  • Please register by return email to Richard Robinson, including any dietary or other accessibility requirements.
  • If you propose to present a working paper please send a title, author/s and 100 max word abstract, by 31 August, to Richard Robinson – we will endeavour to provide all proposed paper author/s an opportunity to present.

A full program will follow once presenters and panellists are confirmed, with specific directions, parking and event details.

Feel free to disseminate this invitation to non-tourism/event/leisure scholars who may be interested.

Enquiries welcome.

Email: Richard Robinson