Almatourism announces a new Call for papers on Sacred landscapes:

IUCN UNESCO Guidelines [ ] for the Conservation and Management of Sacred Natural Sites defines the term "Sacred site" as areas of special spiritual significance to peoples and communities; and the term of "Sacred natural site" corresponds to the areas of land or water having special spiritual significance to peoples and communities. In this special issue Almatourism by University of Bologna, we intend to focus on “Sacred landscapes”, understood as those areas where nature-culture linkages are represented by the spiritual values that communities assign to their holy environments. The "sacred landscapes" are of high cultural value and these values have to be considered and analyzed in all their many aspects.

Language: english

Paper submission Deadline: September 30, 2017

Editor: Fiorella Dallari (University of Bologna)

Co-Editor: Olimpia Niglio (ISSR Monte Berico, Pontificia Facoltà Teologica Marianum)


Posted: 2017-07-17

CFP:Call Cooperation between Globalization, public policies and sustainable territorial development (GloboSvis) “GLOBalizzaione, pOlitiche pubbliche e SVIluppo territoriale Sostenibile”


The Department of History and cultures of the University of Bologna will host the first Workshop Italy-Brazil on the issue “Globalization, Public Policies and Territorial Development (16-17 February 2017, Aula Prodi, Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 2, Bologna-Italy) to discuss about the relationship between globalization and territorial development, with a focus on four main topics: the meanings of globalization; public policies between production chains, social participation and political resistance; public policies and climate change; sustainable tourism.

The research team has decided to launch a specific Call on the Workshop issues, to be promoted both at the Italian and Brasilian level, for publications in open access scientific journals. All the Workshop contributions will be published in a e-book financed by the Research Team “Movimentos Sociais e Espaço Urbano (MSEU)”, co-ordinated by Prof. Dr. Cláudio Jorge Moura de Castilho (UFPE).

A selection of the papers focusing on tourist development and heritage will be published on a special issue of the Unibo online journal Almatourism 

Posted: 2017-02-09 More...

CFP: Fashion between Heritage and Tourism


Almatourism announces a new Call for papers:

“Fashion between Heritage and Tourism”

Through this call we would like to take stock of the studies and researches about this topic, collecting contributions from different disciplines that may contextualize this field that includes various industry sectors. Indeed, the intersection between two worlds such as fashion and tourism, is in the junction of cultural industries, that includes cultural heritage, museums, libraries, archives and a series of activities on quality of life and creative ones that originate creativity and include advertising, film and video, architecture, music, art and antique markets, live entertainment, computer and video games, publishing, crafts, software, design, television, radio and fashion. It is just the multidisciplinary aspect, intrinsic to the idea of creativity, that hasn’t led, even today, any univocal definition for cultural and creative industries. Its establishment, as a matter of fact, stills an open question. In this sense, the development of fashion tourism, so rich in research evolving paths, can contribute to the specification of this new industrial sector.

We welcome papers across a wide range of disciplines including anthropology, architecture, business, communication, cultural studies, heritage studies, history, geography, media, museum studies, sociology, statistics, tourism, urban studies.

Authors are invited to submit original papers on the following topics, but not limited to:

- Itineraries of Fashion;

- Fashion and Local Development;

- Fashion, culture and tourism;

- Fashion objects and the value of places;

- Fashion and Sustainable Tourism;

- Creative Tourism;

- Fashion and Cultural Policies;

- Fashion and Handicraft;

- Fashion Districts;

- Cities of Fashion;

- Fashion Show and Tourism;

- Fashion and Intangible Heritage;

- Fashion and Cultural Development;

- Practical Experiences related to Fashion;

- Places of Fashion;

- Fashion practices and Quality of life;

- Slow Tourism and Slow Fashion;

-Temporary shop, Show room and E-commerce.

Submission of abstracts: April 30, 2017

Submission of full papers: June 30, 2017

Expected publication: October 21, 2017

Guest Editor: Daniela Calanca

Scientific Committee: Patrizia Battilani, Fiorella Dallari, Alessia Mariotti, Federica Muzzarelli, Chiara Rabbiosi

Posted: 2017-01-16 More...

Conference: The Future of Churches. Identity system for the valorization of local contexts


Bologna, 5.6.7th October 2016

The Department of Architecture of the University of Bologna, the Archdiocese of Bologna,the Theological Faculty of Emilia-Romagna and the Centro Studi Cherubino Ghirardacci, with the patronage of Ufficio Beni Culturali Ecclesiastici della Conferenza Episcopale Italiana (The bureau of cultural heritage of theItalian Episcopal Congress), IBC – Istituto per i Beni Artistici Culturali e Naturali dell’Emilia-Romagna (Institute for artisitic, cultural and natural heritage of Emilia-Romagna), Dies Domini – Center for studies on Sacred Architecture and Cities of the Cardinal Giacomo Lercaro Foundation, and the Association of Architects of Bologna Province, in contribution with Unicredit Banca, promote this international conference regarding the valorization of the landscape starting from existing network of religious buildings, which will be hosted at the Unicredit branch of Palazzo Magnani in Bologna.

Posted: 2016-10-05

Claims of plagiarism


Recently, in the mailing list, dr. Salem Harahsheh (University of Yarmouk) has addressed serious claims of plagiarism against a not specified article published in Almatourism. After contacting dr. Harahsheh for further clarifications, we identified the mentioned article in Sawsan Khries’ "Evaluation of Usage and Management of Pilgrimage Sites in Israel and Jordan: a Comparative Study" published in the non-peer reviewed section of the Journal  “Articles and reports” intended for works in progress. 

According to our editorial policies, the Journal editorial team analyzed Khries’ article, also with the help of specific software for plagiarism detection.

The result of the analysis revealed that in its descriptive parts, the article contains many passages taken from third party publications, but the author provides credits for them according to APA citation style, both in the text and in the final references. The conclusion of the paper appears to be completely original.

All facts considered and given the merely descriptive and informative scope of the short passages taken from non-scientific web site, containing elementary list of basic data or facts of common knowledge, in our opinion, the article “Evaluation of Usage and Management of Pilgrimage Sites in Israel and Jordan: a Comparative Study” by Sawsan Khries is not to be considered a plagiarism.

The Editor of Almatourism

Fiorella Dallari

Posted: 2016-04-27

CFP: Via Francigena: the Long Way of Peace among the European Landscapes


For the international conference “Via Francigena: the Long Way of Peace among the European Landscapes” the Almatourism and European Association Vie Francigene will publish a special issue devoted to the routes and pilgrimages related to local and interregional development together  the contemporary tourist practices  of the sustainable life style and the new sense of places.

Guest Editor: Barbara Bombi, Maria Gravari- Barbas, Lorenzo Cantoni and Christian Schülè
(Scientific Committee of EAVF)

Editor: Fiorella Dallari (University of Bologna)

The contemporary statement of old European pilgrimages and the formal and informal pilgrims pose the support for a new reflection on the European cultural itineraries, in the light of European policies in this regard. The Via Francigena with the development of sustainable tourism particularly in small and medium urban centres and rural areas off the beaten tracks is surely a fundamental case of study to analyse the growing phenomenon of cultural itineraries as peacemaker among the European landscapes.

We welcome papers across a wide range of disciplines including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, business, communication, heritage studies, history, geography, landscape architecture,  museum studies, sociology, tourism and urban studies.

Key deadlines

Submission of abstracts: April 25, 2016

First notification to authors: May 15, 2016

Submission of full papers: July 31, 2016

Second notification to authors:  September 21, 2016

Expected publication: November 2016

All papers will be refereed by the Scientific Committee of EAVF

All papers must be written in English. 

Abstracts must be submitted to

Papers must be submitted on Almatourism Platform (
for any question you can write a mail to: or

Authors guidelines can be found and downloaded on the web site of Almatourism

Posted: 2016-04-24 More...

CFP: War and Tourism, Almatourism Special issue



Guest Editor: Anna Irimias (Kodolanyi University of Applied Sciences, Hungary, email: 

Editor: Fiorella Dallari (University of Bologna, Italy, email:

Subject coverage: 

Authors are invited to submit original papers on the following topics, but not limited to: 

- battlefield tourism (Dunkley et al., 2011; Ryan, 2007) 

- current perceptions of military cultural landscape (Woodward, 2014) 

- memories of places and tourism (Marshall, 2014) 

- former conflict areas as didactic sites 

- national identities and tourism development in former conflict zones 

- historical accuracy and interpretation in war museums and exhibitions 

- gender issues in war and their representation in museums and exhibitions 

- war heritage management and war tourism product development (Irimiás, 2014) 

- commemorations, acts of remembrance and their role in tourism (Winter, 2015) 

- social memory and tourism (Winter, 2009) 

- re-enactment of battles, military festivals as tourism attractions 

- representing war through the media, cinema and literature (Volcic and Erjavec, 2014) 

- use of hotels, resorts and other tourism facilities before, during and after war (Walton, 2013) 

- consequences of war, refugee crisis and its effects on tourism. 

Comparative and pluridisciplinary studies using a variety of approaches and methods are welcome.

Key deadlines 

Submission of abstracts: 21 January, 2016 

First notification to authors: 11 February, 2016 

Submission of full papers: 30 April, 2016 

Second notification to authors: 21 July, 2016 

Expected publication: September, 2016 

Notes for Authors 

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a double-blind peer review process. 

All papers must be written in English. Papers must be submitted to the guest editor and online at .

To submit a paper, please read page.

Posted: 2015-11-10 More...

ALMATOURISM CALL for PAPERS: The experiences of film-induced tourism


Almatourism, in cooperation with prof.Enrico Nicosia, with a great pleasure cordially invites you to submit papers for a special issues devoted to The Experiences of Film-induced Tourism.

 Research lines 

1. Film Locations as Touristic Places 

2. The Experiences of Film Location Tourists 

3. Film-Induced Tourism and Destination Marketing 

4. Film-Induced Tourism and Urban Routes

Deadline for submission: 15 July 2014

All papers must be written in English and can be submitted online at or by e-mail to (papers in mother language are also welcome).

Papers should include: author(s), affiliation(s) and a brief author(s) CV. Submitted articles will undergo a double-blind peer review process.

Acceptance will be notified by September 30, 2014 and the special issue will be published by February 2015.

Authors can find detailed guidelines for submission at .

Posted: 2014-04-16 More...

Master di II livello in modalità e-learning Geografia e sviluppo del territorio: comunicare e valorizzare le trasformazioni


Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”- Scuola IaD in convenzione con il Baicr

Il Master è rivolto a quanti operano, o intendano operare, nel campo dell'insegnamento o della Pubblica Amministrazione come operatori economici e culturali impegnati nella promozione del territorio a fini turistici. La modalità di fruizione a distanza consente di conciliare studio e attività lavorativa.

Tutte le informazioni su programma, modalità e costi su


Posted: 2013-09-05

First History and Historiography Seminar of Clothes and Fashion

  • June 3rd and 4th 2013

São Paulo, Auditorium of Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades  - Universidade de São Paulo

  • June 13th and 14th 2013

Goiânia, Auditorium of Faculdade de Artes Visuais - Universidade Federal de Goiás

Posted: 2013-06-03

Digital Archives for a Social History of Fashion and Costume


Within the project "Patrimonio Culturale a Rimini e in Romagna: Archivi Storici per il Fashion e la Moda tra Ottocento e Novecento" Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna - Rimini Campus - Department for Life Qualities Studies and Archivio di Stato di Rimini Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali present an International Workshop:

Digital Archives for a Social History of Fashion and Costume

Rimini, February 14th-15th 2013.


Posted: 2013-02-08 More...

Call for papers Alma Tourism

It is our great pleasure to cordially invite you to submit papers in all areas of tourism, culture and territorial development. Both theoretical and empirical papers are encouraged in tourism related areas.  
Posted: 2012-06-07 More...

OcioGune 2012 The Transformed[ing] Leisure. New Meanings and Trends in Leisure in Times of Crisis.

The Santander Group Chair in Leisure and Knowledge of the Institute of Leisure Studies at the University of Deusto will be holding the seventh OcioGune forum this year, which will be entitled, The Transformed[ing] Leisure. New Meanings and Trends in Leisure in Times of Crisis. OcioGune is aimed at researchers, experts and professionals in the field of leisure who are interested in sharing knowledge and experience in their areas of expertise. It seeks to promote a plural view of the leisure phenomenon by integrating the areas in which it takes place (culture, tourism, sport,
recreation) as well as the wide variety of experiences of the different groups and contexts.
Posted: 2012-01-29 More...
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