Marco Bevolo (AfL) will publicly defend his PhD on Friday 22 April 2016 at Tilburg University. His research is titled “The role of design in generating urban futures”. Everyone who is interested is more than welcome to join the public defence.
Moniek Hover, professor in Storytelling at the Academy for Leisure, and Licia Calvi, senior lecturer in Interactivity at the Academy for Digital Entertainment, published a chapter on Becoming Vincent in the book ‘Innovative Leisure Practices’ last December.
Liliya Terzieva, from the Academy for Leisure, has written a chapter for the Routledge Handbook of Hotel Chain Management. The handbook is seen as essential reading for students, researchers and academics of Hospitality as well as those of Tourism, Marketing, Business and Events Management.
On 8 March, International Women’s Day, the Netherlands Institute for Social Research published a report about the relationship between Dutch women’s free time, time pressure and their working hours. Academy for Leisure lecturer Kirsten Stam has written an opinion article about this research.
Academy for Leisure lecturer Pieter de Rooij offered a 6-day Executive Customer Relationship Management programme for the cultural sector. He offered this programme in cooperation with Cultuurmarketing in Utrecht.
The article was published in the journal Current Issues in Tourism, and presents a new way of looking at the organisation of volunteer experiences.
Pieter de Rooij and Marcel Bastiaansen wrote a paper about consumption motives in the performing arts. This paper was presented at the International Conference of Social theory, Politics and the arts (STP&A) in Adelaide, Australia.
Pieter de Rooij has written a research article entitled ‘Understanding cultural activity involvement of loyalty segments in the performing arts’.
A cooperative initiative between Ilja Simons (Academy for Leisure) and Ellen de Groot (Academy for Tourism) has led to a publication in the journal Tourism Review.
AfL lecturer Greg Richards delivered a keynote speech at the World Food Tourism Summit in Estoril, Portugal on 10 April on the theme of Destination Branding Through Food.