International Conference: Tourist Experiences - Meanings, Motivations, Behaviours, to hosted by the University of Central Lancashire, UK on April 1st - 4th 2009. (Keynote: Prof Chris Ryan).
The conference will focus on three broad themes within the context of tourist experiences, namely: the social / anthropological meaning or significance of tourism (individual to societal); tourist demand and motivation; and, the analysis of tourist behaviours.
Further information (including a booking form) may be found at http://www.uclan.ac.uk/host/international-tourism-conference/index.htm
The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.