Nora Winsky

Breisacher Tor, Zimmer 203
Rempartstraße 4, 79098 Freiburg
nora.winsky@neuesreisen.uni-freiburg.de
Phone: 0761 203-98651

 

CV

Between 2019 and 2020, Nora Winsky completed her practical training and transdisciplinary project at the Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe, which is responsible for the management and marketing for the city of Freiburg. Since October 2018, she has been a PhD candidate and postgraduate research fellow at the graduate research group “New Travel – New Media”. Her thesis, “Touristic Experiences Made by Berlin Visitors in Travel Blogs”, was written in 2018. Nora Winsky completed her teaching training for secondary school education in Geography and in German studies in 2017 and 2018, respectively. She worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Environmental Science and Geography, and at SFB 1015 ‘Otium. Boundaries, Chronotopes, Practices’ between 2017 and 2018. Nora Winsky graduated from the University of Freiburg with a degree in Geography and German in 2018.

Dissertation Project

Practices and Media Representations of Black Forest Tourism

As globalisation continues to increase, travel practices and travel representations are undergoing dynamic changes. The contents and functions of new media are influencing tourists’ expectations. In Web 2.0, travellers are also able to create destination images and thus influence other potential tourists. This dissertation studies the existing interactions between media representation, practices and materiality, and this triad is approached from the perspective of the theory of “assemblage” (DeLanda 2016, 2006; Mattissek & Wiertz 2014; Deleuze & Guattari 1992). The project focuses on the collaboration between the material and symbolic dimensions of the social aspects of traveling, and Freiburg and the surrounding Black Forest region serve as exemplary spaces of enquiry for touristic phenomena.

The dissertation is meant to study existing interactions between media representation, practices and materiality. One of the research approaches is the “assemblage”-theory (DeLanda 2016, 2006; Mattissek & Wiertz 2014; Deleuze & Guattari 1992) that allows to consider all of the three subareas of the triad. The project is focused on the collaboration of material and symbolic dimensions concerning the social aspects of traveling.

Freiburg and the surrounding Black Forest region function as exemplary spaces of inquiry for touristic phenomena within the project.

Publications

  • Freytag, Tim; Korff, Cornelia; Winsky, Nora (2022): Reassembling spatio-temporalities of tourism in the Upper Black Forest. In: Condevaux, A.; Gravari-Barbas, M.; Guinand, S. (Eds.): Tourism Dynamics in Everyday Places. London: Routledge, 181–199.
  • Winsky, Nora; Dickow, Julia (2021): Blogging as a complex phenomenon between personal staging and commercial alignment – a conceptual framework for analyzing travel blogs. In: Via Tourism Review, 20. https://doi.org/10.4000/viatourism.7415
  • Winsky, Nora; Zimmermann, Gisela (2020): Insta-Research zum #westweg im Schwarzwald – wie digital repräsentierte Wandererfahrungen auf Instagram mittels quantitativer und qualitativer Methoden untersucht werden können. Zeitschrift für Tourismuswissenschaft (ZfTW), 12(3); 317–342.
  • Winsky, Nora (2020): Digitale Informationsflut und touristische Angebote – Marketingstrategien von Stadtführungsunternehmen. In: Vaih-Baur, C.; Pietzcker, D. (Hrsg.): Ökonomische und soziologische Tourismustrends. Strategien und Konzepte im globalen Destinationsmarketing. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien; 433–453.
  • Winsky, Nora (2019): Reiseblogs und New Urban Tourism – Stadttouristische Praktiken in Blogposts über Berlin. In: Reif, J.; Eisenstein, B. (eds.): Tourismus und Gesellschaft: Kontakte, Konflikte, Konzepte. Schriften zu Freizeit und Tourismus, 24, 217–233.
  • Kramer, Clara Sofie; Winsky, Nora; Freytag, Tim (2019): Places of Muße as Part of New Urban Tourism in Paris. In: Frisch, T; Sommer, C.; Stoltenberg, L.; Stors, N. (eds.): Tourism and Everyday Life in the Contemporary City. Routledge, 188–210.

Papers

  • Universität Bonn (31.1.2020): Mit dem Smartphone die Stadt neu entdecken – multimediale, appbasierte Touren zwischen Selbst- und Fremdsteuerung. (Conference ‘Technocultures & Technoscapes’ NKG 17).
  • Technische Hochschule Deggendorf (16.11.2019): Insta-Research zum #westweg im Schwarzwald – Wie digital repräsentierte Wandererfahrungen quantitativ und qualitativ erfasst werden können. (Presentation with Gisela Zimmermann at the 23rd annual meeting of the German Society of Tourism Research).
  • Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, Leipzig (18.10.2019): ‘Alle reden von neuen Medien, doch was bedeutet eigentlich neu? – Die digitale Durchdringung touristischer Assemblages. (Touristic cymposium for doctoral candidates).
  • University of Freiburg (23.5.2019): Stadtführungen zwischen Innovation und Tradition – Trends und Transformationen touristischer Angebote in Freiburg. (Conference ‘Touristifications of Urban Spaces’).
  • University of Freiburg (23.5.2019): ‘Virtual Togetherness’ through Travel Blogs. (Poster presentation at the conference ‘Touristifications of Urban Spaces’).
  • FH Westküste, Heide/St. Peter Ording (9.11.2018): Reiseblogs und New Urban Tourism – Touristische Erfahrungen von Blogger/-innen in Berlin.(22nd annual meeting of the German Society of Tourism Research).
  • Deutsche Sporthochschule, Cologne (8.10.2018): Stadt & Berge – Touristische Praktiken und deren mediale Repräsentationen im Kontext von Freiburg und der Schwarzwaldregion. (Touristic symposium for doctoral candidates)

Teaching

  • Teaching Fellowship at the University College Freiburg; Course: “Travel in the Digital Age: Socio-cultural and Environemntal Implications of Tourism”, Winter term 2020/21
  • Bachelor seminar at the University of Education in Freiburg, Institute of Geography and for Didactics; Course: “Human-geographical research: Tourism research”, Summer term 2020

Memberships

  • Member of the Working Group ‘Tourism Research’ in the German Society for Geography (DGfG)
  • Member of the German Society of Tourism Research (DGT)