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736Tourism, Heritage & Cultures of the Seaside 2009

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  • Carl, Daniela
    Jan 8 3:13 AM
      International Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

      ***Apologies for cross posting***



      Dear List Members


      The Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change (CTCC), Leeds Metropolitan University would like to remind you of the following forthcoming conference that might be of interest to you:




      Resorting to the Coast:

      Tourism, Heritage and Cultures of the Seaside



      25—29 June 2009

      Blackpool, United Kingdom




      organised by

      Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change


      Institute of Northern Studies

      Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom





      Globally, coastlines are arguably the most important sites for tourist activity and tourism development. The various combinations of sea and shore have become highly popular and successful attractions, and a majority of the world’s leisure tourists cling to these liminal spaces at the margins of the land. The lure of the ‘seaside’, the beach, and the resorts which have evolved to service and entertain tourists, is immensely powerful, reflecting a long standing but ever-changing relationship between humans and the oceans. The dominance of coastal tourism within the modern period has generated a wealth of issues which this conference seeks to address, including: The patterns and trends in how tourists mobilise the resources of sea, sand and shore; Ways in which coastal communities have adapted to tourism; Environmental degradation and regeneration of coastal regions and marine ecologies; The historical forms, structures and aesthetics of ‘seaside’ resorts; Regeneration of ‘historic’ resorts; Continuing multi-national development of ‘pristine’ coastlines; Inclusivities and exclusivities in coastal resorts; Changing beach and seaside holiday ‘traditions’.


      In addressing such issues this major international and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to promote dialogue across disciplinary boundaries on a global stage. We therefore welcome papers from: anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art and design history, cultural geography, cultural studies, ethnology and folklore, history, heritage studies, landscape studies, linguistics, museum studies, political science, sociology, tourism studies and urban/spatial planning. The event will seek to draw upon ideas, cases and best practice from international scholars and help develop new understandings of the relationships between tourism and the coast. It will also provide a major networking opportunity for international scholars, policy makers and professionals.



      Key themes of interest to the conference include:


      ·          Histories of coastal tourism developments and resorts;

      ·          Regeneration of coastal economies;

      ·          Social and environmental impacts of coastal developments;

      ·          Representations of seaside holidays in popular culture;

      ·          Worker migrations to coastal sites;

      ·          Beach behaviours and traditions;

      ·          Myths of the sea and coastal communities;

      ·          Coastal resort art and architecture;

      ·          Tourist coastal colonies.


      Please submit a 300 word abstract including title and full contact details as an electronic file to the conference manager Daniela Carl (ctcc@...). You may submit your abstract as soon as possible but no later than 2nd February 2009.




      For further details on the conference please visit: http://www.tourism-culture.com/pop_up/forthcoming_conferences.html?PAGE=3

      or contact us at:


      Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change

      Faculty of Arts and Society

      Leeds Metropolitan University

      Old School Board, Calverley Street

      Leeds LS1 3ED, United Kingdom.

      Tel. +44 (0) 113 812 8541 or Fax +44 (0) 113 812 8544




      Daniela Carl

      Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change

      Faculty of Arts & Society

      Leeds Metropolitan University

      Old School Board

      Calverley Street


      LS1 3ED



      phone +44 (0)113- 812 8541

      fax +44 (0)113- 812 8544




      Forthcoming Events


      Human Rites and City Lights:

      Balancing Socio-Cultural, Artistic, Tourism and Commercial Dimensions of Festivals

      18 – 20 March 2009, Bratislava, Slovakia


      Traditions and Transformations:

      Tourism, Heritage and Cultural Change in the Middle East and North Africa Region

      4-7 April 2009, Amman, Jordan


      Resorting to the Coast:

      Tourism, Heritage and Cultures of the Seaside

      25-29 June 2009, Blackpool, United Kingdom


      11th Royal Anthropological Institute International Festival of Ethnographic Film

      1-4 July 2009, Leeds, United Kingdom


      Emotion in Motion:

      The Passions of Tourism, Travel and Movement

      4-7 July 2009, Leeds, United Kingdom


      New MA Course 

      MA Cultural Tourism


      For more information please go to www.tourism-culture.com




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