Hester Margreiter

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PhD Supervisor Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Knoll
PhD Co-Supervisor Univ.-Prof. Günter Bischof, PhD (University of New Orleans)
Contact hester.margreiter(at)sbg.ac.at
Topic/Title Tourism and Urban Dynamics: Structural Effects of Emerging Tourism in New Orleans (Louisiana) and Innsbruck (Tyrol)


Tourism and Urban Dynamics: Structural Effects of Emerging Tourism in New Orleans (Louisiana) and Innsbruck (Tyrol)

Innsbruck (Tyrol) and New Orleans (Louisiana) are interesting case studies for early tourism. Both cities have a history as hubs on important trade routes. At the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, they both had a thriving theatre and concert culture, though in rather different cultural variations. This dissertation project will discuss the changes in infrastructure and society due to tourism in rather different environments as well as the impact on people working in tourism and living in tourism influenced societies. The main research question is whether the local development of tourism and the impact on the local population can be explained (at least partially) in general concepts of structural (social and economic) history.

Poster "Tourism and Urban Dynamics: Structural Effects of Emerging Tourism in New Orleans (Louisiana) and Innsbruck (Tyrol)"



  • Research and Teaching Assistant for European Regional History (Department of History, University of Salzburg) since 05 2016; Nick Mueller Fellow 2015/16 (Austrian Marshall Plan Center for European Studies, University of New Orleans); Dissertation project “Tourism and Urban Dynamics: Structural Effects of Emerging Tourism in New Orleans (Louisiana) and Innsbruck (Tyrol)”;
  • Master’s Degree in History (06 2015), University of Innsbruck; Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (07 2015); Study visits: University of New Orleans (02 2014), Cuba (field trip 07/08 2009), Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela in Caracas (05 2007), Vienna University of Economics and Business (02 2006 – 02 2007);

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