Developing the Visitor Appeal of Orkney’s Norse Heritage Sites: A Route to More Sustainable Tourism? with Dr Annie Thuesen 24 November 2022 7pm
Institute for Northern Studies Online Public Seminar Series
The last decade has seen an unprecedented increase in tourism numbers to Orkney, which has created both opportunities and challenges. This presentation investigates whether it is realistic to tackle some of those challenges by increasing the appeal of Orkney’s less-visited Norse sites, and what the social, economic, cultural and environmental consequences of this might be to those sites and their surrounding areas.
Annie Thuesen graduated from Institute for Northern Studies in 2022 with a PhD on the role of Norse heritage in tourism sustainability in Orkney. She also holds an MA (Hnrs) in Social Anthropology from University of St Andrews and an MA in Journalism from University of Aarhus, Denmark. She has worked in the heritage sector both in Denmark, at Moesgaard Museum, and in Orkney, where she is currently employed at St Magnus Cathedral.
24 November 2022 7pm Online and Free to Attend
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