Tourism as Memory-Making at the ACHS online conference, 28 August 2020

Alena Pfoser, Guzel Yusupova and Simon Schlegel will present the findings from the project at the online conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies, 26 – 30 August 2020. They will participate in a panel, chaired by Alena Pfoser, on memory production and the geopolitics of tourism encounters in guided tours. Simon Schlegel’s paper is concerned with how tour guides in Kyiv deal with changing place names and respond to the disciplining of the past in official memory politics. Alena Pfoser and Guzel Yusupova’s paper will examine how tour guides in Tallinn, Kyiv and Almaty talk about the tsarist and Soviet pasts and the geopolitical visions embedded in the memories produced in guided tours.