【Session Ⅲ】2023.04.18 The Legend of Mont. Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel, one of the most quintessential examples of European heritage, and one of the first properties to be inducted on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, can be taken as an example to highlight the role tourism played to its constitution as major national heritage. Mont Saint-Michel offers a pertinent example of the participation of tourism in the heritage development processes. It also allows to define the role of tourism actors (including tourists) in the heritage development of sites, places or objects that they contribute to reflexively co-produce, according to their own imaginary and expectations.

Date: April.18th, 2023 (Tue.) 18:30-20:00
Venue: Room 504, 5th Floor BoAi Building, Heping Campus Ⅱ, Taiwan Normal UniversityRegistration

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Registration deadline: April. 17th, 2023 (Mon.) 12:00

Speaker: Prof. Jean-Rene Morice, University of Angers
After studying geography at the University of Angers, Jean-René Morice began a thesis in geography on “Rural castles and tourist accommodation in Western France”, research that he is carrying out in parallel with a position as project manager at the Pays de la Loire Regional Tourism Committee (1997-2003). In 2003, he became a lecturer at UFR Esthua and then became responsible for international relations three years later. Until 2012, he consolidated and established the position of the University of Angers in Asia (China, Taiwan, Vietnam and Cambodia). He became Vice-President of the University of Angers in charge of Culture and Initiatives as well as Communication and kept, in parallel, the direction of the Culture department of the UFR Esthua.

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