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CFP : Colloque patrimoine mondial

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Ce dernier concerne un colloque international pour le quarantième anniversaire de la Convention du patrimoine mondial (1972-2012) :
l’invention de la « valeur universelle exceptionnelle », Université de Bourgogne / Dijon, les 14-15-16 novembre 2012.

Adresse du site : http://colloque-patrimoinemondial.u-bourgogne.fr/

Education: Tourism Management at World Heritage Sites Curricular Unit – MA Antropology


Tourism Management at World Heritage Sites

Curricular Unit – MA Antropology



Application deadline: 20 Sept 2011

Scope and Study Objectives

This applied anthropology module will provide current and future cultural policy stakeholders, heritage site managers and tourism practitioners the conceptual and practical tools for the sustainable management of tourism in world heritage sites. Through lectures, seminars and field site visits, participants will be familiarized with the complexity of the heritage industry and the economic and sociological dimensions of tourism site development. Through the teaching of both applied and theoretical knowledge, participants will be empowered to critically evaluate the potentials and also the ambivalences of the world heritage programme and UNESCO’s other global policy agendas, i.e. the creation of peace in the minds of people, development through poverty alleviation, the Global Strategy for a balanced representation of the world’s diversity through the World Heritage list, immaterial culture. Besides its focus on sociological aspects and ethical aspirations of World Heritage, the module provides training in essential tourism site management tools.

Teaching Languages

The module will be taught in English. The extended essay that will constitute 75% of the final assessment can be written either in English or Portuguese. Additional languages may be accepted (e.g. French, German). Please talk to the module leader.

Learning Objectives

a)     Assess and apply techniques and tools for the sustainable management of tourism in World Heritage Sites (WHS) (these can of course also be applied to the management of any other heritage site);

b)     Critically analyze and synthesize academic literatures on tourism/heritage and discuss academic theory in relation to policy documents, data gathered through direct observation/interviews and secondary information (reports, statistics, etc.);

c)     Critically assess indicators of sustainable development and the potentials and limits of tourism to generate alternative livelihoods, promote cultural creativity, preserve heritage sites and facilitate intercultural dialogue or the promotion of cultures of peace;

d)     Mediate between global/national heritage policies, and context-specific national/regional/local development objectives.

When, Where?

The module is taught over a period of 16 weeks. The teaching will start in the week beginning on 26 Sept 2011 and end on 28 Jan 2012. It will take place on Saturdays between 10h and 13h at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities campus of New University of Lisbon (Avenida de Berna 26C, 1069-061 Lisbon, Portugal). Please enquire about the exact room.

Module Content

Topics and issues addressed in this module include:

  • UNESCO’s ethics for a global world
  • Opportunities and ambivalences of world heritage
  • Tourism culture and heritage
  • Elements of the world heritage management plan
  • Attraction and visitor development
  • Heritage marketing
  • UNESCO’s intangible culture programme
  • Community involvement
  • Peace and intercultural dialogue through tourism

Country Specific Excursions / Study Tours

The module includes three country specific study tours to World Heritage or other relevant sites in Portugal:

  • Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon
  • The cultural landscape of Sintra
  • The Fado Museum in Lisbon

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The module will be taught through a combination of lectures (50%), student-led seminars (25%) and field visit-based practical work engaging major stakeholder of heritage sites/heritage policy makers in Portugal (25%). Successful candidates will obtain 10 European Transfer Credits (ECT) which in Portugal corresponds to 280 student learning hours.


Students will write an extended essay of 4000 words (+/- 10%; in either English or Portuguese) on a topic to be agreed with the course leader. This shall involve both the review of topical academic literatures and the gathering of data either primary (through interviews, direct observation, surveys) or secondary information (analysis of reports, policies, tourist markets, etc.). In addition, each student will prepare and lead a seminar on a topic to be agreed in the beginning of the course. This shall be accompanied by a 2 page communication strategy paper outlining the seminar’s objectives and how these are to be achieved. The assessment of this is based on the quality of the presentation and a document outlining the content of the topic and the strategy to communicate it to the class. The mark for the dissertation will count for 75%, the student-led seminar for 25% of the final grade.


The module will use the e-learning facilities of the faculty to distribute information and as an interface for students to submit work. Participants will be required to regularly log into their accounts.

External Candidates

The module can be elected by students registered at New University of Lisbon. It addresses as well external candidates with an interest in the topic, in particular current heritage and cultural site managers who wish to deepen their theoretical and technical knowledge about tourism and the normative frameworks of UNESCO’s World Heritage and other cultural policy programmes. To apply, external candidates are invited to fill in a form that is to be requested at antrop@fcsh.unl.pt, and send this back to the faculty’s registry (accompanied by a one page letter and a curriculum vitae of no more than 5 pages outlining the candidates experiences, motivations and professional aspirations). The form should reach the faculty registry before the beginning of the semester, by 20 September 2011. The total cost for external candidates to participate in this module is €250. Successful external candidates will receive a University Certificate from New University of Lisbon and a certificate from UNESCO-UNITWIN.

Module Leader

Dr David Picard (Senior Research Fellow, CRIA/FCSH-UNL)

Email: piccccc@gmail.com

Why World Heritage Matters

Promoting a cosmopolitan ethics of world citizenship, UNESCO’s World Heritage programme currently represents one of the most powerful and also most successful normative actions in international cultural policy making. Initially motivated by concerns about the destruction of specific sites, the programme has today emancipated itself as a tool for development, nation building and the promotion of peace and intercultural dialogue. The sustainable management of tourism in world heritage sites plays here an important role. It has, on the one hand, the potential to generate the necessary economic resources to make the exploitation of sites viable. On the other hand, it generates a transnational public sphere enabling processes of intercultural contact and learning, and the display of cultural identity.

UNITWIN Network Culture Tourism Development

The module is accredited by the UNESCO-UNITWIN network “Culture Tourism Sustainable Development” chaired by the Institute of Advanced Research and Studies on Tourism (IREST), University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, France. In addition to 10 European Transfer Credits (ECTS), successful candidates will receive a UNESCO-UNITWIN certificate.

Who Can Apply?

a.   Anyone with an undergraduate degree from a recognized higher education institution of a country having ratified the Bologna declaration.

b.   Holders of foreign higher education degrees that the scientific committee of FCSH recognizes as equivalent to a Bachelor degree.

c.   Candidates with educational, scientific or professional experiences that the scientific committee of FCSH recognizes as enabling them to successfully postgraduate studies.

Application Procedure


First Phase: 20 June – 22 July 2011

Publication of results: 5 August 2011

Publication of vacant spaces: 9 September 2011

Second Phase: 12 – 20 September 2011

Publication of results: 26 September 2011

How to Constitute an Application

a.   The filled in registration form (Requerimento para Inscrição em Unidades Curriculares). A copy can be requested at antrop@fcsh.unl.pt.

b.   One page letter outlining motivations, experiences and professional aspirations

c.    Curriculum vitae (no more than 5 pages)

d.   Copies of diplomas or of proof of equivalent experience/knowledge

Selection Criteria

a.   Classification/Grade of undergraduate diploma

b.   Academic and/or scientific curriculum

c.    Professional experience and/or knowledge

d.   Where applicable, outcomes of Interview

Registration Fees

250€ (including teaching, administration fees and insurance).

Teaching Period

26 September 2011 – 28 January 2012


Conférence Internationale / International Conference
Réseau UNITWIN « Culture, Tourisme, Développement »
UNITWIN Network “Culture, Tourism, Development”
Contextes, pratiques, cadres d’évaluation
AT WORLD HERITAGE SITES: Contexts, Experiences and Frameworks of Assessment
Libreville et Parc National de la Lopé, GABON, 1er au 8 juin 2012
Libreville and La Lopé National Parc (WHS), GABON, June 1st to June 8th, 2012
Université Omar Bongo (Libreville, Gabon), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France), Université de Barcelone (Espagne)
Maria Gravari-Barbas
Institut de Recherche et d’Etudes Supérieures du Tourisme (IREST)
Equipe Interdisciplinaire de REcherches Sur le Tourisme (EIREST)
Chaire UNESCO « Tourisme, Culture et Développement »
Coordinatrice du réseau UNITWIN-UNESCO
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
6, Rue Jean Calvin 75005 PARIS – 2e étage
Tel : (33) 1 58 10 22 30 / 00 (33) 6 75 50 67 70
Fax : (33) 1 45 81 53 11

2 nouveaux appels à textes pour Téoros / 2 new calls for paper for Téoros


Tourisme et Patrimoine mondial
Les associations de patrimoine et le tourisme

La rédaction de Téoros

Tourism an World Heritage
Associations and Tourism

Teoros edition team

APPEL A TEXTES Associations de patrimoine et tourisme

APPEL A TEXTES Tourisme et patrimoine mondial

Conference: Quebec City 2010 Sites du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO

“Sites du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO”, Québec
2-4 juin 2010

Workshop VIVRE EN PATRIMOINE MONDIAL Fenêtres sur l’expérience de la patrimonialisation, Québec


Fenêtres sur l’expérience de la patrimonialisation
23 avril de 8h30 à 17h30
Pavillon Charles de Koninck, salle 5172, Université Laval. Canada