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.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

CFP: JUPTRR Dark Tourism Issue

The Journal of Unconventional Parks, Tourism & Recreation Research (JUPTRR)


JUPTRR is soliciting manuscripts on dark tourism, the act of travel and visitation to sites, attractions, and exhibitions, which has real or re-created death, suffering or the seemingly macabre as a main theme (Stone, 2005). Examples of dark tourism locations include cemeteries, battlefields, prisons, hospitals, memorials, disaster sites, and haunted places.

For a broader discussion of dark tourism principles and practices, please visit The Dark Tourism Forum at

Submission deadline for the dark tourism issue is February 15th. Applied researchers, first-time authors, practitioners, graduate students, and researchers with a sense of exploration are encouraged to participate.

Articles submitted to JUPTRR should not be under review by any other journal or previously published. Published articles will be archived and may be used and shared in accordance with fair-use provisions of U.S. copyright law.
• Email articles to in Word or rich text format.
• Include a cover page with a manuscript title and complete list of authors.
• Provide contact information for primary author (i.e., institution, mailing address, email, and telephone). Author names should not appear elsewhere in the manuscript to assist in blind review.
• Include an abstract of 120 words or less.
• Papers must be in English.
• Format using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition) and APA Style Guide to Electronic References.

For additional information, please visit the Journal's website at

For clarification of topics for the Dark Tourism issue, contact Dr. Teresa O'Bannon, Editor at

Dr. Susan Van Patten, Executive Editor ( or
Dr. Teresa O'Bannon, Editor (
Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Radford University, Box 6963
Radford VA 24142
(540) 831-7720

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