Seminar: Co-creating Research

Co-creating Research Seminar

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 14:00 – 17:00

Wageningen, Gaia C0093

Co-creation has become a buzzword in many social science disciplines and business as well as in tourism studies. Given the prominence of co-creation, surprisingly little discussion has evolved about its implications for research practices and knowledge production as well as what challenges there are for fulfilling the promise of co-creation in research.

We will address the term co-creation during a seminar on April 10 with a focus on two fields of study, namely tourism and rural studies. We will discuss the ontological basis behind collaborative research and the theoretical and methodological perspectives that situate academic studies not as an ex post facto critique of practices, but as a partner in the production of knowledge. After the introduction of these two interpretations and uses of co-creation, three case studies will be presented, in which we will attend to how research comes together as a collaborative achievement and by exploring different ways of collaborative knowledge production in research.

This workshop is inspired by the publication of the book Co-creating tourism research in 2018 by Routledge.

Proposed program for the workshop:

14:00 – 14:15 – opening of the day by prof. René van der Duim.

14:15 – 14:45 – presentation of co-creation in tourism studies by dr. Carina Ren.

14:45 – 15:15 – presentation on co-creation within rural studies by prof. Han Wiskerke.

15:15 – 15:30 – coffee break

15:30 – 15:45 – case study by prof. Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson

15:50 – 16:05 – case study by dr. Oona Morrow

16:10 – 16:25 – case study by dr. Gerard Verschoor

16:30 – 17:00 – discussion

17:00: drinks! 

Please feel very welcome to join us during this afternoon!



René van der Duim: personal professor of the Cultural Geography chair group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands; also one of the co-editors and main contributors of the book, and chair of the Tourism@WUR cluster.

Carina Ren: associate professor at the Department of Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark; and one of co-editors and main contributors to the book.

Han Wiskerke: professor at the Rural Sociology chair group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson: professor at the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Iceland; and one of co-editors and main contributors to the book.

Oona Morrow: postdoctoral Research Fellow on the European Research Council funded SHARECITY project at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Gerard Verschoor: assistant professor at the Sociology of Development and Change chair group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands. 

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