Cultural Geography co-organises emotional and thought provoking Peace Symposium

Publié le
11 décembre 2012

On the 8th of November 2012, the Cultural Geography Chair Group of Wageningen University, together with the Liberation Day Committee 1945 in Wageningen (as member of the European Network of Places of Peace), and Inholland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands, organized a peace symposium on the theme of conflict, cultural heritage and regional development at the Forum building in campus.

The Mayor of Wageningen, Mr. Rumund, gave an opening speech which was followed by two emotionally-stirring and thought-provoking presentations by Mrs. Immaculee Uwanyiligira (Ambassador of Rwanda for the Netherlands) and Dr. Philip Stone (University of Central Lancashire, UK), respectively on the topics of ‘Rwanda Memorial Sites and Reconciliation’ and ‘Licensed Death: Consuming Landscapes of War through Thanatourism’.

The symposium sets the stage for the international conference to be held on 9-11 October 2013. Further details on this will be provided soon.