How do heritages travel? How is trans-Atlantic tourism shaped by heritage? To what extent have traditions crossed and recrossed the Atlantic?
Professor Alistair Black and fellow scholars from both sides of the Atlantic will gather in Liverpool, UK, July 13-16 to discuss these questions. Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Hertiage: Heritage, Tourism, and Traditions is hosted jointly by the University of Birmingham’s Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage and the University of Illinois’s Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy.
Black will deliver a talk titled, “The Mid-Twentieth Century Librarian as Observer, Ambassador, and Tourist: Towards a History of Excursions by British Librarians to the United States.”
From the abstract: Visits by librarians to the United States are an...