Journeys into the Past: History as a Tourist Attraction in the 19th and 20th Centuries Conference at the University of Siegen November 6-8, 2014 Conveners: Prof. Dr. Angela Schwarz, Dr. des. Daniela Fleiß

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  Historic sites are very popular today. They have been for a long time, as people chose them as favourite places to see and experience. The conference addresses several of the issues at hand in these past journeys into the past: Why did people seek
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  International Conference “Journeys into the Past” Chair of Modern History, University of Siegen November 6-8, 2014 Conference Programme   1 Thursday, November 6 09:30am – 10:00am Welcoming coffee 10:00am – 10:30am  Angela Schwarz (Siegen)   Starting out and arriving – By way of introduction  Section I: Conceptual remarks Chair: N.N.  10:30am – 12:30pm  Jerome DeGroot (Manchester) "The Past is a Foreign Country" – History and/ as Colonialism Ian McKay (Kingston/Ontario)  A Picturesque Atrocity: Canadian Tourism/History and the Romance of Evangeline, 1840s-1960s 12:30pm – 01:30pm Lunch break     Section II: Religious Sites   Chair: N.N. 01:30pm – 03:00pm Christoph Luzi (Luzern) From the Konzilgebäude to Imperia – a City Tour through the Historic Imaginations of Constance Silvio Reichelt (Heidelberg) Protestant Pilgrims on Routes to Luther 03:00pm – 03:30pm Coffee break  Section III: Dark Tourism Chair: N.N. 03:30pm – 05:00pm Sylvia Kesper-Biermann (Köln)   "Very very interesting as well as disgusting". Torture Museums and Dark Tourism Daniela Fleiß (Siegen)   Visiting Cemeteries between Memento Mori and Personality Cult 05:00pm – 05:15pm Coffee break     International Conference “Journeys into the Past” Chair of Modern History, University of Siegen November 6-8, 2014 Conference Programme   2 05:15pm – 06:00pm  Axel Drecoll (München) The "Fuehrer" in Private. Historical Tourism at Obersalzberg and "eagle's nest" between Nazi Folklore and the Politics of Remembrance 07:00pm Dinner    Friday, November 7  Section IV: Nation and Identity: The European and Non-European Periphery   Chair: N.N. 9:30am – 11:00am Robert Lukenda (Mainz/Erlangen)   Patriotic Itineraries – History Tourism and Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Italy Hann Kozińska -Witt (Rostock)   Journeys as a National Duty: the Case of Polish Cracow 11:00am – 11:30am Coffee break 11:30am – 01:00pm Katharina Haverkamp (Jena) “New Interest in Old Russian Things”: History Tourism in the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s  António Barrento (Lissabon)   History in the Making: Visiting Revolutionary Sites in Republican China (1912-1949) 01:00pm – 02:30pm Lunch break  Section V: Nation and Identity: The Western and Mid-European-Context   Chair: N.N. 02:30pm – 04:00pm Tobias Scheidt (Siegen) “Spots in which the Past is Most at Home“: Popular Periodicals and Anglo-German History Tourism in Mid-Nineteenth Century Silvia Hess (Luzern) Facing History? Imagination and Irritation on Visiting Morgarten 04:00pm – 04:30pm Coffee break  International Conference “Journeys into the Past” Chair of Modern History, University of Siegen November 6-8, 2014 Conference Programme   3 04:30pm – 06:00pm Timo Saalmann (Bamberg) Celtic Sites in Franconia. Archaeological (Re-) Constructions and Identity Modelling  Adam Rosenbaum (Houston) In Search of the Authentic Past: Tourism and Identity in Postwar Bavaria 07:00pm Dinner    Saturday, November 8  Section VI: The Past as a Romantic Attraction Chair: N.N. 9:30am – 11:00am Ekkehard Schönherr (Jena)   Landscape and Three Kinds of Past. The Mallorca of 1845 in the Travel Diary of Spanish Historian Juan Cortada  Angela Berlis (Bern) More than Ruin Romanticism? Religious Tourism to Holy Places in the Nineteenth Century 11:00am – 11:30am Coffee break 11:30am – 01:00pm  Alexandre Bonafos (New York)   The Lure of History. French Romantic Home Tours and the Making of Historical Landscapes Drew Flanagan (Waltham)   Civilizations of the Mind: French Travelers and the History of the Rhine, 1945-1955 01:00pm – 01:30pm Concluding Discussion  Chair:  Angela Schwarz/Daniela Fleiß
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