Programme

The programme will encourage participation and discussion following presentations and combines a range of professionals from the sector including; Museologists, Curators, Educators, Site Managers and staff as well academics. We intend to offer keynotes led by experts/ specialists from across the world.

By attending you will hopefully learn, participate, connect, contribute and build connections with existing and new colleagues and friends.

The format for the event is relatively informal but all conference attendees are invited to a welcome buffet and drinks on the night of Wednesday 28th June 2017 and to formal welcome presentation and drinks at Glasgow City Chambers by the Lord Provost on Thursday 29th June 2017.

Who should attend?

  • Museum managers, Curators and Attraction Operators in this and related sectors
  • Researchers and academics in a range of subject areas including: Tourism, Education, Museum Management, History, Interpretation and Curatorship
  • Policy makers who have influence in this area of heritage, learning and education

What’s the format?

Day 1 - 28 June 2017

Date

Time

Activity

No. of Papers

Keynotes

Wednesday

28.06.2017

 

15.00 – 16.00

 

Registration and Tea / Coffee

 

 

Panel I:

16.00 – 18.30

Introduction and Overview

2-4

2-4

 

16.00 – 16.15

Welcome and context dark tourism  -

John Lennon

 

 

 

16.15 – 16.45

Frank Bajohr & Axel Drecoll

Tourist expectations, images of the past and conflicting memories. Some introductory remarks

 

 

 

16.45 – 17.15

 

Colin Philpott: Dark Tourism Sites related to the Holocaust, the Nazi Past and World War II: Visitation and Practice

 

 

 

17.15 – 17.45

Brian Sommers and Robert S Wolff:

Landscapes of Traumatic Pasts: Memorialization of the Holocaust in Comparative Perspective

 

 

 

17.45 - 18.30

Suzanne Brown-Fleming & Kristine Donly: Dark Scholarship: Use and Practice of Authentic Objects, Photographs, Film Footage, Oral Histories and Original Documents for Holocaust Research and Education at the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center

 

 

 

18.30-19.00

Angela Shapiro ‘Gathering the Voices’: A Scottish response to teaching about the Holocaust –introduction to the foyer exhibition

 

 

 

19.00 – 20.00

Drinks and Welcome Buffet in University 

 

 

Day 2 - 29 June 2017

Thursday

29.06.2017

 

 

 

 

Panel II:

09.30 – 11.00

Obersalzberg. A Case Study Chair Axel Drecoll

 

09.30 – 10.00

Iris Groschek: Tweetup and Instaswap at concentration camp memorials? Experiences with social media used for educational purposes at the Memorials Neuengamme and Dachau

 

10.00 – 10.30

Brigitte Sion: Selfies at Sites of Violent Death: When Collective Memory Meets Individual Memories

 

10.30 – 11.15

Robert Tatlow: “A journey everyone should take” -Sites of Holocaust memory and the question of dark tourist transformation

 

11.15 – 11.45

Tea / Coffee

Panel III:

11.45 – 13.00

Social Norms and Ethical Behaviour Chair Frank Bajohr

 

11.45 – 12.15

Imogen Dalziel: Book Auschwitz, Get a Free Lunch: The Ethics of Advertising Holocaust Sites to the Public

 

12.15 – 13.00

Jan-Hinnerk Antons : “Swimming in a mass grave”– On the tension between recreational and dark tourism in the Bay of Neustadt

 

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

Panel IV:

14.00 – 15.30

Obersalzberg. A Case Study Chair Axel Drecoll

 

14.00 – 14.30

Wolfgang Aschauer & Miriam Foidl: The quality of tourism experiences at National Socialist Places of Remembrance: A mixed-method study dealing with visitors of the “Documentation Obersalzberg”

 

14.30 – 15.00

Sven Keller: Hitler’s spine-chilling idyll. The Obersalzberg as a site of dark tourism

 

15.00 – 15.45

Baijayanti Roy: Tea with Hitler: Eagle’s Nest as an international `experience tourism`

 

15.45 – 16.15

Tea / Coffee

Panel V:

16.15 – 19.00

Dark Sites: Impacts and Perceptions Chair John Lennon

 

16.15 – 16.45

Anja Ballis: "I cannot say 'enjoy' but I can say 'look and learn'": The visitors' point of view on education at concentration camps

 

16.45 – 17.15

Doreen Pastor: "I would have liked to see a barrack" –
visitor experiences at two concentration camp memorials in Germany

 

17.15 – 17.45

Ruth Fiona Pollmann: "Though it was original, it looked unreal.":  Conception and Reception of German School Excursions to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial

 

17.45 – 18.15

Jörg Skriebeleit: Dark or Mass Tourism? Former Concentration Camps between horror, dignity and touristic hot spots

 

18.15 - 19.00

Jody Russell Manning: Confronting Memory: Local Reactions to Visitors and Tourism

 

19.00 – 21.00

Lord Provost Drinks and Food in Glasgow City Chambers

Day 3 - 30 June 2017

Friday

30.06.2017

 

 

 

 

Panel VI:

09.30 – 10.30

Dark Tourism and Commercialization Chair Suzanne Brown-Flemming (Panel VI-VII)

2

 

 

09.30 – 10.00

Alfons Adam: Places with "big economical potential" – The (re)discovery of Nazi crimes sites in Czech Republic

 

 

 

10.00 – 10.45

Caroline Pearce: Addressing a ‘Lesser Known’ Past at German Tourist Destinations: Pirna and Alt-Rehse

 

 

 

10.45 – 11.15

Tea / Coffee

 

 

Panel VII:

11.15 – 12.30

Right-wing Tourism Chair Elizabeth Anthony

2

 

 

11.15 – 11.45

Jennifer Farber:  "Dubious Memory Culture": The Former "NS-Ordensburg" Vogelsang as a Memory Site of the Extreme Right - Experiences, Strategies, and Educational Implications

 

 

 

11.45 - 12.30

John Lennon: A conspiracy of silence: the interpretation of Fascist Italy during the Nazi Period

 

 

 

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch

   

Panel VIII:

13.30 – 14.45

Conflicting War Memories and Tourists in Films Chair Frank Bajohr (Panels VIII-X)

3

 

 

14.00 – 14.45

Tomasz Łysak: With a Camera in Auschwitz-Birkenau: Tourists in Films (visual screening)

 

 

Panel X:

14.45 – 15.45

Comparative Perspectives

1

 

 

14.45 – 15.15

Lindsay Scorgie-Porter: Local Perceptions of ‘Accidental’ Genocide Memorials in Rwanda

 

 

 

15.15 – 15.45

Tea / Coffee

 

 

Panel XI:

15.45– 18.00

Jewish Visits and Visitors Chair Hans-Christian Jasch

4

 

 

15.45 – 16.15

Lital Beer: Dark tourism as a catalyst for uncovering family histories

 

 

 

16.15 – 16.45

Ruth Ellen Gruber: Dark Tourism Meets Destination Culture: The Evolution of Jewish Heritage Travel

 

 

 

16.45 – 17.15

Beate Meyer: At first they were tourists. Organized and individual travels of German Jews to their hometowns and the gradual emergence of Holocaust memory

 

 

 

17.15 – 17.45

Liat Steir-Livny:  The Satiric Critique of Educational Trips to Poland in Israeli Culture

 

 

 

17.45 –

Delegates Free for Dinner

 

 

Day 4 - 1 July 2017

Saturday

01.07.2017

 

 

 

 

Panel XII:

10.00 – 13.00

Creating Memories and avoided Past Chair John Lennon

3

 

 

10.00 – 10.30

Maija Rozite or Aija van der Steen: Holocaust and Nazi Past Tourism Sites in Latvia: Examples of Avoided Past

 

 

 

10.30 - 11.15

Gaelle Fisher and Christian Schmittwilken: Off the Map of Dark Tourism? 'Forgotten' sites of the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union

 

 

 

11.15 – 11.45

Tea / Coffee

 

 

 

11.45 – 13.00

Keynote and closing remarks

2

 2

 

13.00

Conference Closes Delegates Depart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Papers (based on 20 mins presentation and 10 mins questions)

36

4 - 6

Cost

£200 for the full programme including:

  • Access to all keynotes and papers
  • Tea / Coffee and lunches
  • Introductory Evening Buffet Day 1
  • Lord Provost Evening Event and Food Day 2

Delegates are responsible for securing accommodation. We have organised some reduced rates if you book via the Conference webpage. Book accommodation.

*Those invited to present will receive a grant to cover accommodation, travel and conference fee*

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