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A new publication,  Memoryscapes of the Great War (1914-1918): A Paradigm Shift in Tourism Research on War Heritage(2015). A report on the 2012 First World War survey. Available in English, French, German and Italian. 

A Symposium on the First World War: Remembrance, Commemoration and Perspectives in the 21st Century, was held at MSVU, Halifx, NS, May 15-17, 2014. Read a review of the event at Centenary News. See videos of selected presentations here.

A Bibliography: The Great War (1914-1918). For researchers and interested readers into the more than 25,000 volumes and articles on the Great War published since 1918. Final update Aug 3, 2014. 

 War Heritage:  The Centennial of the First World War Survey (2012) Project. See Initial Results at a Glance.

 In commemoration of the Centenary of the First World War, the WHTRN presents two videos, "Halifax Harbour in War Timean art exhibit by Arthur Lismer and public lecture, Constructing Memories of the “Great” War: Reflections and Images, by Brian Osborne (July 18, 2013) at Mount Saint Vincent University. Exhibit and Public Lecture sponsors - MSVU, Democracy 250 Youth Engagement Legacy Trust, NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and Bell Aliant.





“Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritages are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration" (UNESCO, 2007).



What is WHTRN?

The World Heritage Tourism Research Network (WHTRN) is dedicated to fostering collaborative research that addresses the challenges and opportunities of tourism at World Heritage sites and their surrounding regions.

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Disclaimer: The information on this website has been developed by and is at the discretion of Dr. E. Wanda George, Mount Saint Vincent University and Dr. Elizabeth Halpenny, University of Alberta. The information on this site is not published by Mount Saint Vincent University or the University of Alberta and therefore these institutions cannot accept responsibility or liability for any persons who suffer loss, injury or damage from its use. Anyone using the information on this site does so at his or her own risk. Cloverleaf photo design © Michael George 2010. 

The World Heritage Tourism Research Network operates under the auspices of Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6 (2008-2017).


Other News and Articles of Interest

Best Practices at World Heritage Sites: Final Report (Industry Canada Report, 2015)

Yosemite's choices (2013)

Golf course approved in N. Ireland WH site (2012)

Tourism priorities in Canada's Rocky Mountain Park WH site (2012)

Balancing WH conservation with residents' needs in Mali (2011)

WHTRN inter-university agreement has been signed between Mount Saint Vincent University (Canada), Queen's University (Canada), University of Alberta (Canada), University of Ottawa (Canada), Curtin University (Malaysia) and Abo Akademi University (Finland).