265 | 50 Shades of Tourism

April 28, 2020
Historical sites such as Chernobyl and Auschwitz hold a dark past, and require respect and remembrance from visiting tourists. In this decade, social media has brought upon a new type of tourism known as dark tourism, where reeducation is needed to explain to tourists why these sites must be respected and not used as social media photo spots. In this episode, hosts Gavin Tolometti and Rhys Patterson talk with MA Public History student Kaitlyn MacDonald about how she is working with the public to provide education about dark tourism in Canada and around the world.
To find out more from Kat follow her on Instagram @HistoricDame, email her kmacd253@uwo.ca,  or check out her website https://historicdame.wordpress.com/about/

Produced by Ariel Frame