Prof.dr. S.L. (Stijn) Reijnders

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Stijn Reijnders is Full Professor of "Cultural Heritage, in Particular in Relation to Tourism and Popular Culture" at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

His research focuses on the intersection of media, culture and tourism. Currently he leads two large, international research projects: Worlds of Imagination, funded by the European Research Council, and Locating Imagination funded by the Dutch Science Foundation.

He has published many research papers and two monographs entitled Holland op de Helling (2006) – recipient of the national NeSCoR dissertation award – and Places of the Imagination. Media, Tourism, Culture (2011). In addition, Reijnders has co-edited The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures (2014) and Film Tourism in Asia: Evolution, Transformation and Trajectory (2017).

Furthermore, he serves as member of the Executive Board of the Erasmus Research Center for Media, Communication and Culture, member of the Supervisory Board of Museum Rotterdam, and Chair of the Popular Communication Division of the Netherlands Flanders Communication Association.

  • S.L. Reijnders, K. Zwaan & L. Duits (2014). Ashgate research companion to fan cultures. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing
  • S.L. Reijnders (2011). Plaatsen van verbeelding. Media, toerisme & fancultuur. Alphen aan de Maas: Uitgeverij Veerhuis
  • S.L. Reijnders (2011). Places of the Imagination. Media, tourism, culture. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing
  • S.L. Reijnders & G. Rooijakkers (2011). Tour der verbeelding. Over het verzamelen en exposeren van eigentijdse volkscultuur. Boekman. Tijdschrift voor Kunst, Cultuur en Beleid, 23 (88), 78-83.
  • S.L. Reijnders (2011, juni 4). Plaatsen van verbeelding. Trouw, pp. W6-W7.
  • S.L. Reijnders (2011, april 22). Filmlocaties in trek bij toeristen. Op zoek naar Baantjer in Amsterdam of Frodo in Queenstown. Algemeen Dagblad, pp. 13.
  • S.L. Reijnders (2011, mei 7). Je boek of film achterna. Parool, pp. 45.
  • S.L. Reijnders (2011, april 30). Mediatoerist wil doen wat Dracula deed. NRC Handelsblad, pp. E24.
  • S.L. Reijnders (2011, mei 4). Mediatoerisme. Toeristen verdringen zich op cruciale locaties van films en boeken. Wat klopt, en wat klopt niet? de Volkskrant, pp. V14-V15.
  • J. de Bruin, C. van der Heijden, S.L. Reijnders & I. Strouken (2010). Nederlanders Vieren Feest. Zwolle: Waanders Publishers
  • J. de Bruin, C. van der Heijden, S.L. Reijnders & I. Strouken (2010). Nederlanders Vieren Feest. Zwolle: Waanders Publishers
  • J. de Bruin, C. van der Heijden, S.L. Reijnders & I. Strouken (2010). Typisch Nederland: Trends en Tradities in Nederland. Zwolle: Waanders Publishers
  • S. Kim & S.L. Reijnders (Ed.). (2018). Asia on my mind. Understanding film tourism in Asia. Singapore: Verlag
  • A.S. Waysdorf & S.L. Reijnders (2016). Place and The Prisoner. Fan Studies Network Conference: Norwich, UK (2016, juni 25 - 2016, juni 26).
  • A.S. Waysdorf, S.L. Reijnders & B. Boross (2016). Immersion, authenticity and the theme park as social space: Experiencing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. International Communication Association: Fukuoka, Japan (2016, juni 9 - 2016, juni 13).
  • S.L. Reijnders (2015). Lights in the forest. Imagination, cultural heritage & tourism. [Lichtjes in het bos. Over verbeelding, cultureel erfgoed en mediatoerisme]. (2015, juni 19). Rotterdam: Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC)
  • S.L. Bolderman & S.L. Reijnders (2014). Have you found what you're looking for? On value attribution in music tourism motivations. Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2014: Bridging the gap - between scientific and local knowledge: Wageningen (2014, februari 4).
  • A.S. Waysdorf & S.L. Reijnders (2014). My Trip to King's Landing: Fan Tourism as Fan Practice. Second Global Conference Fan Communities and Fandom: Prague, CZ (2014, november 7 - 2014, november 10).
  • B. Boross & S.L. Reijnders (2014). Coming out with the media: the ritualization of self-disclosure in the Dutch television programme Uit de Kast. Annual conference of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA): Bournemouth, UK (2014, januari 9).
  • B. Boross & S.L. Reijnders (2014). Coming out with the media: the ritualization of self-disclosure in the Dutch television programme Uit de Kast. Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap: Wageningen (2014, februari 3).
  • N. van Es & S.L. Reijnders (2014). ‘Capital Crime Cities’: Chasing Sleuths and Locating the Unknown in the Criminal and Mysterious Metropolis. Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap: Wageningen, the Netherlands (2014, februari 15).
  • S.L. Bolderman & S.L. Reijnders (2014). Have you found what you're looking for? On value attribution in music tourism motivations. Tourism and Travel Research Association International Conference 'Tourism and the New Global Economy': Bruges (2014, juni 20).
  • S.L. Bolderman & S.L. Reijnders (2014). Have you found what you’re looking for? On the experience of music tourism. InterDisciplinary.net international conference ‘Fan Communities and Fandom’: Prague (2014, november 8).
  • N. van Es & S.L. Reijnders (2014). ‘Capital Crime Cities’: Chasing Sleuths and Locating the Unknown in the Criminal and Mysterious Metropolis. TTRA/ITAM International Conference: Bruges, Belgium (2014, juni 15).
  • N. van Es & S.L. Reijnders (2014). Chasing Sleuths and Unravelling the Mysterious Metropolis. On Tourist Experiences of the Crime-detective Fiction City. Fan Communities and Fandom Conference: Prague, Czech Republic (2014, november 10).
  • N. van Es & S.L. Reijnders (2013). ‘Capital Crime Cities’: Chasing Sleuths and Locating the Unknown in the Criminal and Mysterious Metropolis. ‘Locating Imagination’ International Kick-Off Conference: Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2013, november 15).
  • S.L. Reijnders & N. van Es (Interview) (2013, okt 11). Stijn Reijndes en Nicky van Es over het onderzoeksproject 'Locating Imagination'. [radio-uitzending]. In Hoezo-radio/hoe-zo-wetenschapscafe. Hilversum. http://www.wetenschap24.nl/programmas/hoezo-radio/hoe-zo-wetenschapscafe/2013/oktober/mediatoerisme.html
  • S.L. Reijnders (2013). Dark Movie Locations. Key note speech: iDTR International Dark Tourism Symposium. Amsterdam, 21-05-2013: Amsterdam (2013, mei 21).
  • S.L. Reijnders (2012). Close Encounters. Rituals of Proximity in the Age of Celebrity. Annual Conference of the Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association: Leuven, Belgium (2012, februari 9).
  • Y. Dung & S.L. Reijnders (2012). Paris Off Screen: Analyzing the Chinese Tourist Experience of Cinematic Paris. International Communication Association Annual Conference: Phoenix (USA) (2012, mei 24 - 2012, mei 28).
  • M.R. Sniekers & S.L. Reijnders (2012). Guilty houses: a comparative research of the infamous homes of the Wests (UK), Dutroux (BE) and Fritzl (AT). Taboo Conference: Forli, Italy (2012, oktober 27).
  • M.R. Sniekers & S.L. Reijnders (2012). Guilty Houses. Dealing with Places of Crime in Belgium (Dutroux), the United Kingdom (Wests), and Austria (Fritzl). European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) conference: Parijs (2012, juli 12).
  • S.L. Reijnders (2012). Tracking Dracula. Fiction, Heritage, Belonging. Museums and Communities: the Heritage of Belonging: Rotterdam (2012, november 8 - 2012, november 10).
  • S.L. Reijnders (Interview) (2011, jun 08). Stijn Reijnders over mediatoerisme. [radio-uitzending]. In OBA Live. Radio 5. http://www.obalive.nl/default.aspx?lIntEntityId=1475
  • S.L. Reijnders (Interview) (2010, mei 05). Stijn Reijnders over mediatoerisme. [radio-uitzending]. In In Thinking Allowed. BBC4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s782f

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