How can meaningful heritage economies be constructed / managed to satisfy diverse and highly mobile communities and tourists? How do local, regional and national identities fare within the emergence of heritage economies? How are different types of heritage received by communities in the face of social change and economic decline?
Such questions reflect a move away from a sole concern with preserving heritage at any cost, to a more sophisticated and nuanced approach to heritage as being instrumental in leveraging development and in recognition of its wider interpretations to shifting audiences.
Under the broad theme of Heritage, Tourism and Economic Development, we are inviting researchers to consider such questions and embark on a project / projects that will mesh with the interests of both IIICH and CHAMP.