[URBANTH-L] CFP: World Heritage and Tourism: Managing for the Global and the Local (Quebec City)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Wed Aug 26 13:04:55 EDT 2009

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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 
·         The role of the private tourism sector;
·         The nature of tourist experience and behaviour at World Heritage 
·         Shaping local, regional and national identities through Site 
·         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 at univ-paris1.fr) or Laurent Bourdeau 
(laurent.bourdeau at fsa.ulaval.ca) 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 at leedsmet.ac.uk

Daniela Carl
Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change
Faculty of Arts & Society
Leeds Metropolitan University
Old School Board
Calverley Street

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 

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