Eric G. E. Zuelow

Eric G.E. Zuelow is chair of the Department of History and Philosophy and an associate professor of European history. He specializes in modern Britain and Ireland, with a particular emphasis on the histories of tourism and national identity. Zuelow is author of A History of Modern Tourism (Palgrave, 2015) and of the award-winning Making Ireland Irish: Tourism and National Identity since the Irish Civil War (Syracuse, 2009), editor of Touring Beyond the Nation: A Transnational Approach to European Tourism History (Ashgate, 2011), and co-editor of Tourism Histories in Ulster and Scotland: Connections and Comparisons, 1800-1939 (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2013), and Nationalism in a Global Era: The Persistence of Nations(Routledge, 2007). He is editor-in-chief of Journal of Tourism History which is published three times per year by Routledge. Zuelow is editor of the Histories and Cultures of Tourism book series, published by Cornell University Press and he is a member of the editorial board for the Britain and the World book series which is published by Palgrave; he deals with titles covering the period after 1688. In addition, he is currently co-editing the Oxford Handbook to the History of Tourism and Travel.



University of Wisconsin - Madison



University of Wisconsin - Madison



University of Washington



History of Tourism and Leisure

Modern Scotland

Modern German History


History of Drink

English Public Houses

Youth Culture




modern British and Irish History

national identity



Current Research

I am currently working on a history of empire tourism during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In addition, I am also working away on a project about the changing nature of sociability and nostalgia in England since World War II through the lens of the public house. 


Research Interests

Tourism, National identity, Nostalgia, Sociability, English Public Houses

Selected Publications


(Co-editor with Kevin J. James) Tourism History in Ulster and Scotland: Contexts and 
(Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2013)


(Editor) Touring Beyond the Nation: A Transnational Approach to European Tourism 
(Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2011)


Making Ireland Irish: Tourism and National Identity since the Irish Civil War (Syracuse, 
New York: Syracuse University Press, 2009) [Winner of 2009 James S. Donnelly, Sr. Prize for Best Book on History and Social Sciences, American Conference for Irish Studies]


(Co-editor with Mitchell Young and Andreas Sturm) Nationalism in a Global Era: The 
Persistence of Nations
(London: Routledge, 2007)


A History of Modern Tourism (London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

Other Scholarly Activity


Editor, Histories and Cultures of Tourism Book Series (Cornell University Press)

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Editor, 1688-present, Britain and the World Book Series (Palgrave)

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General Editor, Journal of Tourism History

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Co-Editor, Oxford Handbook on the History of Travel and Tourism (in-progress, Oxford University Press)




Research Topics

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Eric Zuelow

Eric G. E. Zuelow



Chair, Department of History and Philosophy

Associate Professor of European History

Co-Director, HuMed Program

Biddeford Campus

Marcil Hall

(207) 283-0170

On Campus

Eligible for Student Opportunities