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Wednesday 12 April 2023 11.00 - 13.00
C-2 CUL11 Tourism, Culture and Memory from 1880 until 1940: the Role of Tourism in Shaping the European Culture and Memory
Victoriagatan 13, Victoriasalen
Network: Culture Chair: Donatella Strangio
Organizer: Patrizia Battilani Discussant: Donatella Strangio
Moderators: -
Patrizia Battilani : Cultural Tourism and the Organization and Promotion of Museums at the Turn of the 20th Century
The paper analyses the impact of tourism on the cultural policies of European countries at the turn of the 20th century. On the basis of the most important travel guidebooks of the time, we will map the cultural institutions (especially museums and collections) in three European countries (Italy, France and ... (Show more)
The paper analyses the impact of tourism on the cultural policies of European countries at the turn of the 20th century. On the basis of the most important travel guidebooks of the time, we will map the cultural institutions (especially museums and collections) in three European countries (Italy, France and Spain) and compare the prevailing organizational model as well as accessibility for tourists and residents.
Guidebooks also used to rate cultural attractions (out of a scale from one to three stars), and in doing it they provided a sort of map of the outstanding monuments of each European country.
Our aim is to analysis the impact of guidebooks and tourism to the conceptualization of a national and an International heritage at the turn of the 20th century. (Show less)

Steve Hagimont : Tourist Development, Modernization and Search for Authenticity in the Pyrenees (around 1880-1940)
This presentation will question two opposing tendencies in the relationship between tourism and local peasant populations: a folkloric valorization of populations judged to be more authentic than elsewhere, and a marked condescension for ways of life judged to be obsolete in which the cultural gaze conceals a class judgment. The ... (Show more)
This presentation will question two opposing tendencies in the relationship between tourism and local peasant populations: a folkloric valorization of populations judged to be more authentic than elsewhere, and a marked condescension for ways of life judged to be obsolete in which the cultural gaze conceals a class judgment. The tourist frequentation of the European mountains is indeed partly motivated, since the beginning of the XIXth century, by the possibility to meet and examine the local populations. From the 1880s onwards, a form of organization of the tradition was identified in order to satisfy tourists and to develop areas that had previously remained outside the tourist flows. Culture thus became a heritage that certain local actors sought to have recognized on the national and international tourism market. On the other hand, these mountain areas, apart from the tourist areas and some industrial areas, are also experiencing a fairly strong economic and social relegation. What tourists come to admire - or condemn - are also the considerable wealth gaps that have been established in the industrial era. Their awareness of this remains to be questioned. To examine these ambiguous relationships between tourism and authenticity, we will use the writings of the local tourist associations and promoters, the archives of the National Tourist Office, travelogues and guides, as well as the writings of the tourist associations (Touring-club de France and Club alpin fran├žais). (Show less)

Petra Kavrecic : Memorial Practices and Tourism in the Borderland Territory of Western Slovenia. The Case of WWI Battlefield
The paper studies the area of the former WWI battlefield on the Isonzo/So?a Front (part of the Southwestern or Italian front). After the war, the territory of the former Austrian land was assigned to the Kingdom of Italy, which means that it went through a radical transition. In line with ... (Show more)
The paper studies the area of the former WWI battlefield on the Isonzo/So?a Front (part of the Southwestern or Italian front). After the war, the territory of the former Austrian land was assigned to the Kingdom of Italy, which means that it went through a radical transition. In line with the desire to affirm the Italianness of the territory, it was necessary to construct and consolidate a national memory, especially in this contested border area. An important role was played by former veterans and/or the families, mourning the fallen soldiers. Visiting WWI monuments, battlefields and cemeteries has become an established practice. My aim is to study the interrelation between the political regime and the national discourse within the development of tourism related to memory in a contested borderland area in the case of a WWI battlefield. (Show less)

Carlos Larrinaga : Tourism and the Universal Exhibitions as a Cultural Phenomenon in Spain (1888-1929)
This paper aims to study the role of the International Exhibitions in the Spanish tourist development at the end of the 19th century and the first third of the 20th century. The Universal Exhibitions emerged in the 19th century to publicize the great scientific and technical advances of the time, ... (Show more)
This paper aims to study the role of the International Exhibitions in the Spanish tourist development at the end of the 19th century and the first third of the 20th century. The Universal Exhibitions emerged in the 19th century to publicize the great scientific and technical advances of the time, but, in turn, they became levers for tourism development, consolidating tourism as a transnational cultural phenomenon. In the Spanish case, the first milestone was the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona in 1888, having to wait until 1929 to find two other exhibitions of this nature, the Ibero-American one in Seville and the International one in Barcelona. The time elapsed between the first and these two had brought with it important changes in tourism, laying the foundations for what we now call cultural tourism. (Show less)



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