Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Fwd: World Heritage and tourism_Announcement & CFP

Expand Messages
  • Alan A. Lew
    ... From: Carl, Daniela Date: Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 6:54 AM Subject: World Heritage and tourism_Announcement & CFP ** ** *Dear List
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 3, 2009
      ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      From: Carl, Daniela <D.Carl@...>
      Date: Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 6:54 AM
      Subject: World Heritage and tourism_Announcement & CFP

      Dear List members

      We are pleased to announce and CFP for the following forthcoming international conference:


      world heritage and tourism:

      Managing for the global and the local


      3-4 June 2010, Quebec City, Canada

      As of 2009, approximately 900 sites are registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list. For many sites inscription on the World Heritage List acts as a promotional device and the management challenge is one of protection, conservation and dealing with increased numbers of tourists. For other sites, designation has not brought anticipated expansion in tourist numbers and associated investments. What is clear is that tourism is now a central concern to the wide array of stakeholders involved with World Heritage Sites. We increasingly need to understand the multi-layered relationships between the diverse range of Sites and tourism and tourists and, to focus on how tourism is effectively managed for the benefit of all.

      This conference seeks to explore a series of critical and fundamental questions being raised by the various ‘owners’, managers and local communities involved with World Heritage Sites in relation to tourism: Why do tourists visit some World Heritage Sites and not others? What is the tourist experience of such Sites? How successful are Sites in the management of tourists? What roles do local communities play in Site management? How can the ‘spirit of place’ be protected in the face of the sheer volume of tourists? How can some Sites maximize the potential of a sustainable tourism for the purposes of poverty alleviation and community cohesion? How effective are communication strategies in bringing stakeholders together? What management skills are needed to address the needs of different stakeholders, different sites and different cultures?

      We encourage papers from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives and welcome submissions which address theoretical, empirical, methodological, comparative and practical perspectives on the fullest array of themes associated with the management of UNESCO World Heritage.


      Original papers are invited to consider subject areas including, but not limited to, the following themes:

      ·         Marketing in the management of World Heritage Sites;

      ·         The pragmatics of managing tourists;

      ·         Financing World Heritage;

      ·         Community involvement in Site management;

      ·         Relations between intangible cultural heritage and Site management;

      ·         The role of the private tourism sector;

      ·         The nature of tourist experience and behaviour at World Heritage Sites;

      ·         Shaping local, regional and national identities through Site inscription;

      ·         Issues of governance and transnational regulation;

      ·         Legal rights and notions of ‘ownership’;

      ·         The management of World Heritage ‘values’;

      ·         The geo-politics of inclusion and exclusion;

      ·         Methods of Site evaluation;

      ·         Managing spiritual values and biodiversity;

      ·         The role of UNESCO and the political economies of designation.

      Please submit your 500 words abstract (in French or English) including a title and full contact details as an electronic file to Professor Maria Gravari-Barbas (Maria.Gravari-Barbas@...) or Laurent Bourdeau (laurent.bourdeau@...) as soon as possible but no later than 15 December 2009.

      Publication opportunity: Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration. Best papers from the conference will also be considered for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change.

      Conference Organisers: UNESCO/UNITWIN NETWORK for Culture, Tourism and Development, the Faculty of Business Administration at Université Laval, the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change at Leeds Metropolitan University.

      For further details on the conference at a later stage please visit www.tourism-culture.com or http://www.fsa.ulaval.ca/tourisme or email to ctcc@...



      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


      International Conference:

      Researching Coastal and Resort Destination Management: Cultures and Histories of Tourism

      19-20 October 2009, Girona, Catalunya, Spain


      International Conference:

      World Heritage and Tourism: Managingfor the Global and Local

      3-4 June 2010, Quebec City, Canada


      CTCC Guest Lecture Series 2009:

      Representations of tourism in 20th century opera

      24 September 2009, 4:30-5:30pm, Leeds Metropolitan University, Room TBA

      by Professor David Botterill


      Sun, Sea, Sand and Silicone

      19 November 2009, 4:30-5:30pm, Leeds Metropolitan University, Room TBA

      by Dr David Bell and Professor Ruth Holliday


      New MA Course 

      MA Cultural Tourism


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



      To view the terms under which this email is distributed, please go to http://disclaimer.leedsmet.ac.uk/email.htm

    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.