This conference seeks to explore the complex and challenging relationships which exist between the many forms and formats of tangible and intangible heritage and tourism/tourists. The conference is international and wishes to encourage those researchers and professionals working at the interface between heritage and tourism from all nations and cultures to reflect upon these relationships. The conference is also a forum for the coming together of different disciplines and methodologies and we welcome a friendly and creative exchange of diverse ideas and approaches; all focused upon the core themes of the conference.

The conference is brought to you by the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Birmingham, UK, and National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in association with the UNESCO UNITWIN Network – Tourism, Culture, Development (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) and the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, UK.

Key partners of the conference are National Taipei University of Education and National Central University of Taiwan.

Organising Committee:

Hui-Mei Chen, National Taiwan University
Lai Shou-Cheng, National Taiwan University
Dr John Carman, University of Birmingham
Professor Mike Robinson, University of Birmingham
Dr Anna Woodham, University of Birmingham
Li-Jung Wang, National Central University
Yung-Neng Lin, National Taipei University of Education
Shi-hui li, National Chengchi University
Yu-NiNg Hu, National United University


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