Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dark Tourism Surveys

We recently received an email from Philip Stone, the editor of dark-tourism.org.uk/. Philip's department at the University of Central Lancashire studies the psychology and cultural impact of dark tourism/grief tourism/thanotourism. The department is currently running a series of surveys gathering input from people who have visited specific locations and travelling exhibits that fit within the scope of their research.

If you have visited any of the following in the past five years, please take a moment to help out Philip's research and fill-out the appropriate survey: Ground Zero, Auschwitz- Birkenau (see The Auschwitz- Birkenau Musuem), The Dungeon attractions (see London Dungeon, Edinburgh Dungeon, Hamburg Dungeon, and Amsterdam Dungeon) and the Body Worlds exhibits (see Body Worlds, Body Worlds 2, Body Worlds 3 and Body Worlds 4). Filling out a survey qualifies you to possibly win a DVD of the documentary "Turning Points of History: Dark Tourism." The data gathered from the surveys will be used as part of the upcoming book "Consuming Dark Tourism in Contemporary Society."

The surveys are available on the main page of Philip's web site. Click here to pay a visit to dark-tourism.org.uk/.

-Tom G

1 comment:

Beth Brown said...

If you would like to fill out my survey on Dark Tourism for my dissertation, I would really appreciate it. Thanks so much xx
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V9ZXWWX