270 pages | 61 B/W Illus.
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.
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