Dr. Julian Brooks on Mass Tourism, Mountains, and Movie Sets

September 10, 2018

Join us Friday, September 14th, to hear Douglas College History Instructor and Hellenic Studies Alumnus Dr. Julian Brooks present a seminar entitled: "Mass Tourism, Mountains, and Movie Sets: A Brief Journey through Montenegro and the Drina Valley"

This public talk is presented as part of the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies Fall Seminar Series, which features exciting, new research in Hellenic Studies from disciplines such as Archaeology, Classics, Literature, and Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek History.

Campus: Burnaby
Room: Academic Quadrangle 6204
Date: September 14, 2018
Time: 2:30-4:00pm

This event is free, but seating is limited. RSVP to

Seminar Abstract

This presentation considers a recent journey along a trail fraught with bitter poverty, newfound wealth, scenic settings, and contested historical spaces. The journey begins amidst mass tourism in coastal Montenegro before moving inland to the burgeoning adventure tours along the Tara and Drina rivers. Next, it is down the river to Visegrad, Bosnia, home of the historic “Bridge on the Drina” and controversial “Andricgrad”. Finally, the trip proceeds to a unique “eco-hostel” in Uzice, Serbia.