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Battlefield Events
Landscape, commemoration and heritage





ISBN 9781138592230
Published April 24, 2018 by Routledge
290 Pages 61 B/W Illustrations

 
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Battlefield Events: Landscape, Commemoration and Heritage is an investigative and analytical study into the way in which significant landscapes of war have been constructed and imagined through events over time to articulate specific narratives and denote consequence and identity. The book charts the ways in which a number of landscapes of war have been created and managed from an events perspective, and how the processes of remembering (along with silencing and forgetting) at these places has influenced the management of these warscapes in the present day. With chapters from authors based in seven different countries on three continents and comparative case studies, this book has a truly international perspective.

This timely longitudinal analysis of war commemoration events, the associated landscapes, travel to these destinations and management strategies will be valuable reading for all those interested in war landscapes and events.

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Keir Reeves holds a chair in regional engagement at Federation University, Australia. Prior to this he was the director of the Australian and International Tourism Research Unit at Monash University, Australia.

Geoffrey Bird is Associate Professor at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Laura James works as a researcher in the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University

Birger Stichelbaut worked at the Research Foundation Flanders (2005-2009) and his general research interests are archaeological prospection, aerial photography for archaeology and conflict archaeology.

Jean Bourgeois is professor at Ghent University and Head of the Department of Archaeology

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Biography

Keir Reeves holds a chair in Australian History at Federation University Australia, where he is the director for the Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH). Prior to this he was the director of the Australian and International Tourism Research Unit at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and held teaching and research positions at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Geoffrey R. Bird is Associate Professor at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Laura James works as a researcher in the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. 

Birger Stichelbaut is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Historical and Archaeological Aerial Photography - a collaborative initiative between Ghent University, the In Flanders Fields Museum and the Province of West-Flanders – and is engaged with aerial photography, archaeology and the conflict landscape of World War I.

Jean Bourgeois is Professor at Ghent University in Belgium and Head of the Department of Archaeology.