Eric Zuelow

Eric G. E. Zuelow, Ph.D.



Marcil Hall 204
Biddeford Campus
Eligible for Student Opportunities

Eric G.E. Zuelow (he, him, his) is a professor of European and world history. He specializes in modern Britain and Ireland, with a particular emphasis on the histories of tourism and national identity. He recently added a teaching area in environmental history and is adding more classes in this field each year. The next new course, Environmental History of New England, will be offered in Fall 2022. 

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 Taylor and Francis (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


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. 


Selected publications

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

(Editor) Touring Beyond the Nation: A Transnational Approach to European Tourism History (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 interests

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

Research topics

British History
Modern European History
Tourism, Travel and Leisure