Through our Tourism Research Centre at the University of Greenwich, we’re hosting a free, public event on Dark Tourism, on 4th May. This will be from 5-7pm and will end with a guided walking tour of the dark history of our Old Royal Naval College campus in London.
“Dark tourism can be defined as tourism associated with the visitation of sites which have death, tragedy or suffering as their main theme” (Powell & Kennell 2016:304)
We have three different presentations at the event, from:
- Professor John Lennon, Glasgow Caledonian University, co-author of the seminal work ‘Dark Tourism: the attraction of death and disaster’.
- Sheldon K Goodman, Westminster Tour Guide, expert on Cemetery Tours and founder of the Cemetery Club.
- Raymond Powell and James Kennell, Tourism Research Centre, University of Greenwich
This is a free event, but places are limited. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact details and outlining any special dietary/disability requirements.
This event is linked to the forthcoming special issue of the International Journal of Tourism Cities, on Dark Tourism and Cities, being edited by John Lennon and Raymond Powell.