Great Yarmouth, UK. Thursday 20 October 2016.
“The British Seaside resort, often emblematic of social and economic developments as well as changing tastes, has remained a fixture of British culture and heritage since the 18th century. Quickly emerging as a cultural phenomenon alongside the advance of the pleasure industry, the seaside town has shaped a unique and often quirky identity, which has since generated a shared public nostalgia for this distinct culture. This conference aims to explore the significance of seaside heritage, investigating its undulating history as well the challenges it has faced in the 20th and 21st centuries.”
“Being situated in Great Yarmouth, ‘Wish You Were Here’ will aptly address the social, economic and cultural conditions of seaside towns, discuss the importance of coastal heritage and consider the uniqueness and other worldliness of the place between land and sea.”
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[Source Heritage Portal news: http://www.heritageportal.eu/News-Events/Latest-News/-Wish-You-Were-Here-Conference-on-Seaside-Heritage.18534.shortcut.html ]