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Jérémie Magnin

Jérémie Magnin is a doctoral student under the supervision of Professor Patrick Vincent. His research focuses on hotel guest books in Switzerland in the nineteenth century and their use in relation to British travellers and the rise of tourism. Balanced between English studies and Historical studies, the thesis is co-supervised by Professor Kevin James, a history professor and guestbook specialist from the University of Guelph, Canada.

Prior to joining the English Studies Department at the Université de Neuchâtel, Jérémie obtained his Master of Advanced Studies in Secondary and Higher Education in English and History from the HEP-BEJUNE, as well as his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts from the Université de Neuchâtel. Jérémie is also an active musician and plays in several bands.

 

Publications

“The Rigi-Kulm visitors’ book: questions of authenticity and intertextuality.” Studies in Travel Writing, vol. 25, 3 (autumn 2022), https://doi.org/10.1080/13645145.2022.2066604

“‘En tous points recommandable. Évitez la chambre n. 23’. Les hôtels suisses vus par les Anglais dans les années 1860”, Bulletin de l’Association Culturelle pour le Voyage en Suisse, numéro spécial : Les hôtels suisses et ses voyageurs, dir. Laurent Tissot, 21 (2020) : 15-20.

“Nineteenth-Century Culture of Visitors’ Books: Zermatt and the Golden Age of British Mountaineering”, Kulturgüterschutz Forum, 33 (2019): 54-59.

 

Conferences and workshops

With Patrick Vincent, “Swiss Guestbook Project: Between a Quantitative and a Qualitative Analysis”, invited talk, Humanities Data Working Group, organized by Devani Singh, Université of Geneva, Spring 2022.

with Patrick Vincent, « Swiss Guestbook Project: entre l'étude de données et l'analyse de texte », invited talk, Journée d'études internationale: Méthodes informatiques et quantitatives en histoire du tourisme, organized by Cédric Humair, University of Lausanne, 25 November 2021.

Swiss Guestbook Project presentation at the “Guelph graduate seminar in comparative Scottish travel and tourism history”, University of Guelph, Canada, 14 October 2021.

“The Perks of a Summit Inn: Visitors’ Book Inscriptions at the Rigi-Kulm.” The Register & Visitors’ Book in Historical Scholarship, online workshop organized by Kevin James, University of Guelph, 1 June 2021.

“Social Acts of Inscription in Swiss Alpine Hotels.” Tourism, Sports, and Politics (19th-21st c.), online workshop organized by Igor Tchoukarine, Center for Austrian Studies, University of Minneapolis, Spring 2021.

“The Importance of Being ‘A.C.’: Visitors’ Books and National Ideology in the Swiss Alps”, 2019 SAUTE Conference: “Brexit and Beyond: Nation and Identity”, Swiss Association of University Teachers of English, University of Basel, 3-4 May 2019.

with Patrick Vincent, "The High Alps without Guides": Guidebooks, Guestbooks, and the Origins of Guideless Travel, 'Brits at Home, Brits Abroad' symposium, Institute of English Studies, University of London, 9 May 2018.

 

Professional Affiliations

Member: Association culturelle pour le voyage en Suisse (ACVS), Swiss Association of University Teachers of English (SAUTE), Société des Alumni diplômés et amis de l’Université de Neuchâtel (SAN).