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Public lecture on The Study of Hospitality: new disciplines and directions

Posted: 21 October, 2015

The School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology is delighted to welcome Professor Conrad Lashley from the Stenden Hotel Management School in the Netherlands who will deliver a public lecture in DIT Cathal Brugha Street on the topic of “The Study of Hospitality: new disciplines and directions”

Date:                    29 October 2015

Time:                    6pm

Location:              Kathleen O’Sullivan Theatre, DIT Cathal Brugha Street

Admission:           Free

Professor Lashley is interested in the study of and for hospitality, from a wide range of perspectives. “The study of hospitality means opening of the study from a wide range of social science, cultural and critical perspectives. In essence, the hosting of strangers as guests is a feature of all societies across the global and across historical periods, and there is much we can learn about the obligations of both hosts and guests from studying hospitality in this way. Through this wider study of hospitality it is possible to better inform practice for hospitality as a commercial activity.”

Professor Lashley, who holds the Professorship in Hospitality Studies at Stenden, has been to the forefront of developing hospitality studies as an academic discipline.   He has published over 200 peer reviewed journal articles and conference papers in the field of hospitality; and has authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited  15 books.

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