Research seminar – “Dark Tourism: origins and exploration of recent work”

The next seminar in our UCSheritage research series will be presented by Professor John Lennon, Vice Dean of Glasgow School for Business & Society, Director of the Moffat Centre, and also a Visiting Professor of Tourism with us here at UCS.  John is one of the original authors behind the ‘dark tourism‘ concept, and he’ll be speaking about the following:

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Dark tourism considers the appeal, interpretation and visitation to sites of death, mass killing, genocide and assassination whether authentic or representational. Since initial academic debate in the late 1990s the term has now received significant attention in main stream media and other communication channels. This presentation will compare key international dark tourism sites in the context of recent research conducted in the area and consider ideological and commercial imperatives in interpretation and operation.

Date: Monday 2nd December, 4.30pm. Waterfront Building, UCS Ipswich.

All are welcome to attend. Please register with Julie Barber julie.barber@ucs.ac.uk / 01473 338181

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