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PRINCIPAUX ORATEURS / KEY NOTE SPEAKERS

 

Pr Dr MIKE ROBINSON

 

Mike Robinson is full Professor of Tourism and Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University and Founder and Director of the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change - an international body that carries out work on the changing relationships between tourism and culture. 

Mike’s PhD was in Political Science / Environmental Politics (University of East Anglia) but for the past 20 years Mike's work has focused upon socio-cultural research on the relationships between tourism and culture. He has published books on Tourism and Cultural Conflicts, Literature and Tourism, Cultural Festivals and Tourism, the Politics of Cultural Tourism, Tourism and Photography, together with numerous articles and book chapters. Mike has edited a further 12 books on tourism including the Sage Handbook of Tourism Studies (with Tazim Jamal). Mike has worked with UNESCO on a major report on Tourism, Culture and Sustainable Development and was commissioned to write on tourism and representation for the second UNESCO World Diversity Report.

Mike is Founder and Joint Editor of the Routledge published Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, an Associate Editor of the Scandinavian Journal of Tourism and is on the board of five other international journals.  He is also Joint Series Editor of the Tourism and Cultural Change Book Series and Honorary Editor of Monographs for the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL). 

Mike is a Board member of the Culture Committee of the UK National Commission for UNESCO, a member of the UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Tourism, Culture and Development, a member of the Advisory Board for the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, and a Board member/Trustee of the Council for British Research in the Levant (an overseas Institute of the British Academy). He is a former Board Director of a major heritage attraction in the North East of England, a former member for the USA Social Science Research Council Working Group on International Collaborative Research and over the years has held various positions on regional and national committees. He was a Visiting Professor at the Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy and is now Visiting Professor at National Central University in Taiwan.

Mike's research interests include the relationships between heritage and tourism, the valorisation of popular culture, festivals as social dialogue, tourism narratives and identity making and tourist behaviour. Mike was an award holder of the USA Social Science Research Council, for his work on tourism, community and heritage relationships in Bilad al Sham (Jordan, Lebanon and Syria) and holds a research grant for work in Jordan. He has worked on tourism / culture projects in the UK, Germany, Canada, Spain, Jordan, Lebanon, Taiwan and India.  He has delivered keynote presentations, public lectures and workshops on various aspects of the tourism – culture relationships in Taiwan, India, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Austria, Sweden, China, Lithuania, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Thailand, Portugal, Norway, Turkey, Canada, and the USA. Mike has also organised over 20 major international conferences.

 

 

 

 FRANCOIS MAIRESSE

François Mairesse est Professeur d'économie de la culture à l'Université de Paris 3 (Sorbonne Nouvelle). Il enseigne la muséologie à l'Ecole du Louvre. Après un Mastère en Gestion et un Mastère en Histoire de l’art à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, il a obtenu son doctorat en 1998 dans la même université et son habilitation à diriger des recherches à Lyon en 2008.

Il a successivement travaillé pour le Fonds national de la Recherche scientifique, le Cabinet du Ministre Président de la Communauté française de Belgique et, de 2002 à 2010, au Musée royal de Mariemont dont il a assumé la direction.

Il a enseigné la muséologie à l'Université Jean Moulin (Lyon 3) de 1999 à 2010, ainsi qu'à l'Université de Liège.

Il a publié plusieurs articles et ouvrages de muséologie, dont les plus récents sont : Le musée hybride, Paris, la Documentation française, 2010 ; L'inaliénabilité des collections de musées en question (Ed.), Morlanwelz, Musée royal de Mariemont, 2009 ; Pourquoi (ne pas) aller au musée, Lyon, Aléas, 2008 (écrit avec Bernard Deloche) ;  Mariemont, capitale du don : des Warocqué aux Amis de Mariemont, Morlanwelz, Musée royal de Mariemont, 2007 ; Vers une redéfinition du musée ?, Paris, l'Harmattan, 2007 (dirigé avec André Desvallées) ; Le droit d'entrer au musée, Bruxelles, Labor, 2005, etc.

 WIL MUNSTERS 

Wil Munsters est professeur à la Haute Ecole Zuyd, Maastricht (Pays-Bas), où il dirige le Centre de recherche pour le Tourisme Culturel. Comme collaborateur du projet international de tourisme culturel d’ATLAS (Association of Tourism and Leisure Education), il a publié des études sur les Pays-Bas, la Belgique et les méthodes de recherche en tourisme.