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may 2022

06may(may 6)12:00 pm07(may 7)8:00 pmVisiting the Shadows: Dark Tourism & its DiscontentsA Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Event Details

Given civilisation’s collective preoccupation with death, suffering, sadness and horror, it is little wonder that the drive to personally experience sites associated with the very worst of human nature has spawned a distinct pattern of tourism. Though the term ‘dark tourism’ is a relatively recent development, the allure of visiting dark places – haunted sites, cemeteries, slums, Nazi death camps, historical battlefields, torture museums, sites of natural and human-made disasters, war zones – is hardly a new phenomenon. A fascination with history, the need to mourn, gratification of a fetish, satisfying ‘morbid curiosity’ or craving for an adrenaline rush are just some of the catalysts for dark tourism. And these motivations themselves speak to the dark side – or shades of grey – of travellers’ psyches.

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Organizer

Progressive ConnexionsProgressive Connexions builds, develops and promotes a range of sustainable global interdisciplinary research projects by Inspiring inclusive interdisciplinary research, publishing and collaboration.

Time

6 (Friday) 12:00 pm - 7 (Saturday) 8:00 pm

Location

Prague 2022

Stroupeznickeho 21. 15000 Prague

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