Vljudno vabljeni na predavanje profesorja Nobutaka Suzukija s Podiplomske šole za humanistiko in družboslovje Univerze v Tsukubi, z naslovom Re-Discovering Local History through UNESCO World Heritage: The Case of Vigan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, ki bo v četrtek 3. 3. ob 8:50 - 10:30 v predavalnici št. 15.
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This study explores how the attempts toward UNESCO World Heritage Inscription led to re-writing/discovering local history associated with global empire and trading. World Heritage Site tourism has grown worldwide and is believed to have a tremendous impact on local development at multiple levels. Vigan, on the northern Philippines island of Luzon, is a good exemplar for examining the interplay between World Heritage Site tourism and local history. Vigan was named a World Heritage Site in 1999 because of its well-preserved houses and grid design urban plan, introduced during the Spanish colonial period from the 16th century. Tourist attraction in Vigan have evolved around not only World Heritage Site preservation, but also the discovery of intangible local traditions such as historical narrative, pottery making, and hand-woven cottons. This study’s quantitative approach evaluate Vigan’s number of tourists and business, gross sales of the service industry and local government revenues concluding that local development through World Heritage Site status is primarily attributed to Vigan’s re-discovery of local histories in global context.