Jewish Heritage Tourism in the Digital Age Conference

From Monday 23 October to Wednesday 25 October 2017 in Venice, Italy

Beit Venezia, Jewish Heritage Europe and the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe are organizing a conference on

Jewish Heritage Tourism in the Digital Age

From Monday 23 October to Wednesday 25 October 2017 in Venice, Italy

The challenges and opportunities posed by Jewish heritage tourism and travel in Europe are the focus of this three-day conference and raise many important issues both in places where there is an active local Jewish population and in places where there are sites of Jewish heritage but no organized Jewish community.

The conference will focus on issues that reflect the growing diversity and energy of Jewish and Jewish-themed tourism in Europe, both for Jews and for others. But it would also address both the specifics of Jewish heritage tourism and how it fits within heritage tourism/travel in general. Special emphasis will be given to the ways in which technology influences and possibly changes Jewish heritage tourism.

This conference is the latest in a series of international conferences on Jewish heritage and follows on from a number of major international conferences on Jewish built heritage issues that have taken place since 1990.

Purposes:

  • To bring together thinkers, practitioners, professionals of Jewish heritage tourism, inspire the next generation of caretakers of Jewish sites, and strengthen a Europe-wide network of people involved in Jewish heritage tourism;
  • To make connections across borders, while acknowledging the local specificities;
  • To present innovative and successful projects that are not necessarily fully replicable in a different context, but that can inspire others.

Please note that registration is required.

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PROGRAM

The conference will take place in Venice (Italy)
from Monday 23 October to Wednesday 25 October 2017.
Registration is required.

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