Institute of Dark Tourism Research

The world’s first academic centre for dark tourism research will soon open at the University of Central Lancashire. The Institute for Dark Tourism Research (iDTR) aims to become the global hub for dark tourism scholarship.
The iDTR aims to advance knowledge about the contemporary nature and consequences of visitation to tourist sites of death, disaster or the seemingly macabre. It will bring together scholars who seek to deliver internationally recognised research that contributes to the ethical and social scientific understanding of dark tourism and heritage, as well as to the appropriate development, management, interpretation and promotion of dark tourism sites, attractions and exhibitions.

The iDTR will be launched at a special one-day symposium at 
UCLan’s Westleigh Conference Centre on 24 April 2012.