SOAS University of London

Vietnamese Field School

11 September 2012

The Masters in Anthropology of Travel, Tourism, and Pilgrimage offered by the SOAS Anthropology Department has given rise to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between SOAS and Monash University, Melbourne.

The first activity following the MOU will be a week-long field school, starting on the 20th September, to be held in Hanoi and Hoi An, Vietnam, on international tourism, society, economy, and development. This will be organized by Professor Tom Selwyn (SOAS) and Dr Jeff Jarvis (Monash) in co-operation with colleagues from universities in Latvia and Estonia.  

Topics covered will include contemporary tourism development in Vietnam and the wider region, history and political economy of global tourism, role of the media, tourism and post-conflict development, tourism and education, relationships between tourism, fishing and agriculture, investment and working conditions in the industry, the role of national/natural/geo parks in tourism development.  

A field school on comparable themes - to be held in different countries, and for some years a feature of post-graduate tourism teaching at Monash - will in future be an integral part of the tourism Masters’ degree at SOAS.

For further information see SOAS Tourism/Pilgrimage Masters degree.

For further information, contact:

Tom Selwyn <>