Heritage Interpretation (Lab)
Docente: Claudio Visentin
Course type: Master +2
Value in ECTS: 3
Bibliographic references available on the University Library website
Academic year 2010/2011 - Spring semester
The course will focus on "Heritage Interpretation", i.e. on the use of history,
tradition and memories with the purpose of attracting tourists.
Classical and social studies will help us to focus on the most important topics involved, such as "authenticity", "reproduction" of places, the relations between the tourism departments, the tourism companies, the tourists and the local community. Many significant case studies will be proposed and discussed, with a greater emphasis on Unesco World Heritage List. Students are required to study the course slides, the textbook, and to prepare a research about a case study relevant to the main themes of the course, to be presented during the final lessons.
D.J. Timothy and S.W. Boyd, Heritage Tourism, Prentice Hall, 2003. (Introduction, Chapters 6-9).