International Conference Archaeology and Tourism in Palestine

International Conference on

Archaeology and Tourism in Palestine

13 to 15 March, 2017, Birzeit- Palestine

 

Call for Abstracts

The international conference on Archaeology and Tourism will be held in cooperation between the Department of History and Archaeology at Birzeit University, the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Network for Experiential Tourism in Palestine (NEPTO).

Several conferences and workshops have been conducted during the past years discussing various tourism aspects and ways to develop them in Palestine. Most of these meetings proposed that tourism is one of the areas which requires continuous development through various private sector enterprises, research, and academic programs. In the same framework, there are several archaeological and cultural heritage projects which have had a valuable contribution to the economic development in Palestine. The overall objective of the conference is to identify the linkage between tourism, archaeology and cultural heritage through discussing and analyzing various projects conducted by local and international teams. This conference also aims at unifying the concepts used in tourism, exchanging knowledge and expertise among the practitioners and academics, and highlighting new emerging fields such as community and rural tourism.

Abstract Details

  • The abstract should include the research title, the researcher name, address, and email.
  • The abstract should not exceed 250 words in length.
  • The research should be original and was not submitted in another context (where possible).
  • The deadline for submission of abstracts is 6-1-2017.
  • The abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee, and participants whose contributions have been accepted will be informed by the 15th of January.
  • (Papers can be presented via video conferencing technology if presenters are unable to attend).
  •  Deadline for submitting final paper drafts is 27-2-2017.
  • The conference will be conducted at Birzeit University between 13 and 15 March  2017.

 

Conference Themes:

I. Primary projects and research in Palestine:

  • Research projects in the archaeology of Palestine.
  • Tourism projects in the Palestinian context.
  • Cultural heritage projects.

 

II.  Theories and concepts in tourism:

-     Community-based tourism and rural tourism.

-     Academic Programs in archaeology and tourism.

-     Any other current tourism and archaeology issues.

 

Please send all inquiries and abstracts to the following email: arch.tour@birzeit.edu.