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ד"ר עמוס רון

טלפון
דוא"ל
amosron@gmail.com
משרד
בניין 1004, קומה רביעית, חדר 404
תחומי עניין

מרִחב מקודש, צליינות (עלייה לרגל), ניעות-מכוניות (automobility), המידבר בדתות השונות, צמחייה וקדושה

שעות קבלה
לפי תיאום מראש
קורות חיים

I have earned my PhD in Cultural Geography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. My research interests are in three main areas of enquiry: tourism & leisure studies, cultural geography and geography of religion. My interests in tourism & leisure research focus on human-cultural aspects, especially spiritual and religious tourism, pilgrimage, heritage tourism, sacred site management, culinary tourism and the sociology of tourism and leisure.

My researches in cultural geography focus on landscape interpretation, spatial commemoration and the relationship between landscape and identity. My research in geography of religion focuses on the management of sacred cities, the spatial aspects of pilgrimage sites and places, and on religious themed environments.

In the field of religious tourism and pilgrimage I take advantage of my 30 years’ experience in guiding Christian pilgrims through the Holy Land, and most likely a significant part of my future research agenda will be in the field of contemporary Christian travel.

My research orientation in cultural geography emphasizes the interpretative approach, which regards the cultural landscape as a text - reflecting and shaping human societies. According to this approach, there are relations between socio-cultural systems and the landscapes that develop in specific societies.

My researches in cultural geography focus on spatial commemoration and the relationship between landscape and identity. In all areas of research my work tends to be more qualitative than quantitative, although, it is my view that a good research integrates both approaches.

קורסים

TEACHING EXPERIENCE / COURSES TAUGHT (in alphabetical order)

Ashkelon Academic College:

  1. Cultural Spaces of Monotheistic Religions in Israel (BA)
  2. Heritage Tourism in Modernity in Israel (BA)
  3. Heritage Tourism (seminar) (BA)
  4. Heritage Tourism and Cultural Tourism (seminar) (BA)
  5. Introduction to the Sociology of Tourism & Leisure (BA)
  6. Introduction to the Sociology and Anthropology of Tourism & Leisure (BA)
  7. Introduction to the Sociology and Anthropology of Tourism & Leisure – virtual course (BA)
  8. Introduction to the Tourism Industry (BA)
  9. Introduction to the Tourism Industry – virtual course (BA)
  10. Managing Heritage Tourism (BA)
  11. Managing Religious and Heritage Tourism (BA)
  12. Managing Religious Tourism (BA)
  13. Managing Religious Tourism – virtual course (BA)
  14. Managing Sacred Cities (BA)
  15. Managing Sacred Cities – virtual course (BA)
  16. Museums, Tourism & Education in Israel (BA)
  17. Museums, Tourism & Education in Israel – virtual course (BA)
  18. Qualitative Research Methods (BA)
  19. Scientific Writing (BA)
  20. Tourism in the Mediterranean (BA)
  21. Tourism in the Mediterranean (seminar) (BA)
  22. Urban Tourism in Nazareth (seminar) (BA)

 

Bar Ilan University:

  1.    Acre as a Tourism City - a Workshop (BA, MA)
  2.    Tourist Sites in Israel (BA)
  3.    Geography of Tourism (BA)
  4.    Heritage Tourism in Israel – Past & Present (BA)
  5.    Selected Topics in Heritage Tourism (Seminar) (BA, MA)
  6.    Spatial Aspects of Tourism (BA)
  7.    The Interpretation of Tourism Landscapes (BA, MA)

 

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev:

  1. Geography of Tourism (BA)
  2. Heritage Tourism (BA)
  3. Heritage Tourism in Israel – Past & Present (BA)
  4. Museum Management (MA)
  5. Selected Tourism Landscapes: Major Issues in Their Development, Spatial Organization & Management (MA)
  6. Tourism in the Mediterranean (BA)

 

Hebrew University of Jerusalem:

  1.    Geography of Tourism (BA, MA)
  2.    Introduction to the Tourism Industry (BA)
  3.    Jerusalem through the Ages (BA)
  4.    Jerusalem through the Ages: Stages in the Cultural Geographical Development of a Sacred Center (BA)
  5.    Political Geography (BA)
  6.    The Historical Geography of Eretz-Israel (BA)
  7.    The Interpretation of Landscapes (BA, MA)

 

Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee:

  1.    Approaches & Theories in Tourism (BA)
  2.    Bibliographical Tutoring & Scientific Writing (BA)
  3.    Bibliographical Tutoring & Scientific Writing in Tourism (BA)
  4.    Christianity & Tourism (BA)
  5.    Christianity 2000: Two Thousand Years of Christianity in the Holy Land (BA)
  6.    Cultural Spaces of Monotheistic Religions (BA)
  7.    Gardens, Culture & Tourism (BA)
  8.    Geography of Tourism (BA)
  9.    Geography of Tourism in Israel (BA)
  10. Geography of Tourism & Pilgrimage (workshop, BA)
  11. Heritage Tourism & Religious Tourism (BA)
  12. Heritage Tourism in Modernity (BA)  
  13. Home, Identity & Culture (BA)
  14. Introduction to Geography of Leisure (BA)
  15. Introduction to Recreation, Leisure & Tourism (BA)
  16. Interpretation of Tourism Landscapes (BA)
  17. Jerusalem as a Historical City & Metropolis (BA)
  18. Jerusalem as a Tourism City - a Workshop (BA)
  19. Museums, Tourism & Education (BA)
  20. Pilgrimage & Religious Tourism (BA)
  21. Religions & Tourism (BA)
  22. Religions & Tourism in Israel (BA)
  23. Safed as a Tourism City - a Workshop (BA)
  24. Selected Topics in the Interpretation of Tourism Landscapes (BA)
  25. Sociology of Tourism & Leisure (BA)
  26. Spatial Aspects of Tourism in Israel (BA)
  27. Spatial Aspects of Tourism in Israel & in the World (BA)
  28. Strangeness, Familiarity and Otherness: Selected Topics in the Sociology of Tourism & Leisure (BA)
  29. Tel Aviv – Jaffa as a Tourism City - a Workshop (BA)
  30. The Hospitality Experience: Cultural & Spatial Aspects of the Hospitality Industry (Seminar) (BA)
  31. The Virtual Museum (BA)
  32. Tourism Destinations in Israel (BA)
  33. Tourism in the Mediterranean (BA)

 

Ma’ale Adumim College:

  1. Introduction to the Geography of Tourism (BA)

 

University of Derby in Israel:

  1. Destination Studies (BA)
  2. Rural Tourism (BA)

 

University of Haifa:

  1.    Acre as a Tourism City - a Workshop (BA)
  2.    Independent Study (MA)
  3.    Jerusalem as a Tourism City - a Workshop (BA)
  4.    Spatial Aspects of Tourism in Israel (BA)
  5.    The Interpretation of Tourism Landscapes (Seminar) (BA, MA)

 

University of Tourism and Culture for Peace (Marseilles, France):

  1. Heritage Tourism in Monotheistic Cultures: Past & Present (BA)
 
פרסומים

BOOKS:

  1. Ron, A.S. and Timothy, D.J. (2019) Contemporary Christian Travel: Pilgrimage, Practice and Place. Clevedon: Channel View Publications Ltd / Multilingual Matters (Aspects of Tourism Series).

Reviewed by

Joshan Rodrigues (2018) The way of the pilgrim, Church, Communication and Culture, 3:3, 410-411, DOI: 10.1080/23753234.2018.1548905

Bailey Ashton Adie (2019) Contemporary Christian Travel: Pilgrimage, Practice and Place, Journal of Heritage Tourism, 14:5-6, 583-584, DOI: 10.1080/1743873X.2019.1607151

Shalini Singh (2019) Contemporary Christian Travel: Pilgrimage, Practice and Place, Tourism Recreation Research, 44:2, 278-279, DOI: 10.1080/02508281.2019.1594575

Aaron Tham (2019) Contemporary Christian Travel: Pilgrimage, Practice and Place, Tourism Geographies, 21:3, 553-555, DOI: 10.1080/14616688.2019.1600008

Nikola Naumov (2020) Contemporary Christian Travel: Pilgrimage, Practice and Place, Current Issues in Tourism, 23:3, 390-392, DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2019.1637106

 

EDITED VOLUMES:

  1. Bielo, J.S. and Ron, A.S. (eds.) (in press, 2023) Landscapes of Christianity: Destination, Temporality, Transformation. London: Bloomsbury Publishing (Religion, Space, and Place series).

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:

  1. Ron, A.S. and Timothy, D.J. (forthcoming) Christian Travel during the First Two Decades of the Millennium: Continuity and Change.
  2. Ron, A.S. and Bielo, J.S. (in press, 2023) Introduction to Landscapes of Christianity. In: Bielo, J.S. and Ron, A.S. (eds.) Landscapes of Christianity: Destination, Temporality, Transformation. London: Bloomsbury Publishing (Religion, Space, and Place series).
  3. Ron, A.S. (in press, 2023) The Garden of Eden in an Era of Overtourism:  (Managing) New Testament Sacred Groves in the Holy Land. In: Bielo, J.S. and Ron, A.S. (eds.) Landscapes of Christianity: Destination, Temporality, Transformation. London: Bloomsbury Publishing (Religion, Space, and Place series).
  4. Timothy, D.J. and Ron, A.S. (2019) Christian Tourism in the Middle East: Holy Land and Mediterranean Perspectives. In D.J. Timothy (ed.) Routledge Handbook on Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa. pp. 147-159. London: Routledge.
  5. Ron, A.S. (2018) Religious Needs in the Tourism Industry: The Perspective of Abrahamic Traditions. In:  R. Butler and W. Sunkitul (eds.) Tourism and Religion: Issues and Implications. pp. 270-287. Clevedon: Channel View Publications Ltd.
  6. Timothy, D.J. and Ron, A.S. (2016) Religious Heritage, Spiritual Aliment and Food for the Soul. In: D.J. Timothy (ed.) Heritage Cuisines: Traditions, Identities and Tourism. pp. 104-118. London: Routledge.
  7. Olsen, D. H. and Ron, A. S. (2013) Managing Religious Heritage Attractions: The Case of Jerusalem. In B. Garrod and A. Fyall (eds.), Contemporary Cases in Heritage: Volume 1. pp. 51-78. Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers Ltd.
  8. Timothy, D.J. and Ron, A.S. (2013) Heritage Cuisines, Regional Identity and Sustainable Tourism, in: Hall, C.M. and Gössling, S. (eds.) Sustainable Culinary Systems: Local Foods, Innovation, and Tourism & Hospitality, pp. 275-290. London: Routledge.
  9. Feldman, J. and Ron, A.S. (2011) American Holy Land: Orientalism, Disneyization, and the Evangelical Gaze, in: Schnepel, B., Brands, G. and Schönig, H. (eds.), Orient -Orientalistik – Orientalismus: Geschichte und Aktualität einer Debatte. Bielefeld, Germany: transcript Verlag, pp. 151-176.
  10. Keinan, O. and Ron, A. (2010) From a Community Museum to a Community of Museums: Creating a Model for a Community of Virtual Museums to the First Aliya Museums, in: Berlovitz, Y. and Lang, J. (eds.), Talking Culture: The First Aliya, an Interperiod Discourse. Tel Aviv: Ha-Kibbutz Ha-Meuchad Press, pp. 265-283 (in Hebrew).
  11. Ron, A.S. (2010) Holy Land Protestant Themed Environments and the Spiritual Experience, in: Schlehe, J., Uike-Bormann, M., Oesterle, C. and Hochbruck, W. (eds.) Staging the Past: Themed Environments in Transcultural Perspectives. Bielefeld, Germany: transcript Verlag, pp. 111-133.
  12. Ron, A. (2010) Pioneer Representational Landscapes in Israel: The Sea of Galilee Valley, in: Schnell, I., Denan, M. and Niv, A. (eds.), Landscapes and Land: Issues in the Impact of Landscape Design on the Land in Israel. Jerusalem: Land Use Research Institute, pp. 29-41 (in Hebrew).
  13. Ron, A. (1998) A Rachel for Everyone: the Kinneret Cemetery as a Site of Civil Pilgrimage, in: Houtman, A., Poorthuis M.J.H.M. and Schwartz, J. (eds.), Sanctity of Time and Space in Tradition and Modernity, Jewish and Christian Perspectives Series, Vol. I, Leiden, Boston and Koln: Brill, pp. 349-359.

 

BOOK REVIEWS IN REFEREED JOURNALS:

  1. Ron, A.S. (2013) Review of: Salazar, N.B. (2010) Envisioning Eden: Mobilizing Imaginaries in Tourism and Beyond (New York & Oxford, Berghan Books) Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change 11 (4), 334-335.
  2. Ron, A. (2012) Review of: Spencer, R. (2010) Development Tourism: Lessons from Cuba (Farnham: Ashgate) Geography Research Forum 32, 160-162.
  3. Ron, A.S. (2011) Review of: Gothóni, R. (2010) (ed.) Pilgrims and Travellers in Search of the Holy (Oxford: Peter Lang) Journal of Heritage Tourism 6 (3), 265-266.
  4. Ron, A.S. (2010) Review of: Stein, R.L. (2008) Itineraries in Conflict: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Political Lives of Tourism (Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press), Journal of Israeli History 29 (2), 237-239.
  5. Ron, A.S. (2007) Review of: Timothy, D.J. and Olsen, D.H. (2006) (eds.), Tourism, Religion and Spiritual Journeys (London and New York: Routledge), Annals of Tourism Research 34 (2), 547-548.
  6. Ron, A. (2004) Review of: Crouch, D. (2003), The Art of Allotments: Culture and Cultivation (Nottingham: Five Leaves Publications), Leisure Studies 23 (2), 195-196.
  7. Ron, A. (1989) Review of: Bigelman, S. (1988), Gardens of Jerusalem (in Hebrew), (Jerusalem: The Jerusalem Publishing House), City & Region 19-20, 159-160 (in Hebrew).

 

ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS/PERIODICALS:

  1. Ron, A.S. and Lurie, Y. (2018) The Intimacy of Mediation: Jewish Guides in the Contact Zone of Christian Holy Land Pilgrimage. Ethnologia Europaea 48 (2), 55–67.
  2. Timothy, D.J. and Ron, A.S. (2013) Understanding Heritage Cuisines and Tourism: Identity, Image, Authenticity and Change, Journal of Heritage Tourism 8 (2-3), 99-104.
  3. Ron, A.S. and Timothy, D.J. (2013) The Land of Milk and Honey: Biblical Foods, Heritage and Holy Land Tourism, Journal of Heritage Tourism 8 (2-3), 234-247.
  4. Ron, A.S. (2009) Towards a Typological Model of Contemporary Christian Travel, Journal of Heritage Tourism 4 (4), 287-297.
  5. Ron, A.S. and Feldman, J. (2009) From Spots to Themed Sites – the Evolution of the Protestant Holy Land, Journal of Heritage Tourism 4 (3), 201-216.
  6. Selwyn, T., Graburn, N.H. and Ron, A.S. (2009) Introduction, in: Ron, A.S., Selwyn, T. and Graburn, N.H. (eds.), Managing Spiritual and Religious Tourism (special issue), The Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion 6 (2), 83-90.
  7. Weidenfeld, A. and Ron, A.S. (2008) Religious Needs in the Tourism Industry, Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research 19 (2), 357-361.
  8. Ron, A., Shani, A. and Uriely, N. (2008) Eco-Leisure: Theory and Practice, Leisure/Loisir: Journal of the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies 32 (1), 47-64.
  9. Ron, A. and Keinan, O. (2004) Anniversary Celebrations at Kibbutz Degania Aleph as a Symbol of the Changing Status and Roles of the Kibbutz Movement, in: Maos, J.O., Inbar, M. and Shmuely, D.F. (eds.), Contemporary Israeli Geography (Special Issue of Horizons in Geography 60-61), 109-117.
  10. Uriely, N. and Ron, A. (2004) Allotment Holding as an Eco-leisure Practice: The Case of the Sataf Village, Leisure Studies 23 (2), 127-141.
  11. Uriely, N., Reichel, A. and Ron, A. (2003) Volunteering in Tourism: Additional Thinking, Tourism Recreation Research 28 (3), 57-62.

 

JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUES (GUEST EDITOR):

  1. Timothy, D.J. and Ron, A.S. (eds.) (2013) Heritage Cuisines: Foodways, Traditions, Identities and Tourism (special issue), The Journal of Heritage Tourism 8 (2-3).
  2. Ron, A.S., Selwyn, T. and Graburn, N.H. (eds.) (2009) Managing Spiritual and Religious Tourism (special issue), The Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion 6 (2).

 

PROFESSIONAL REPORTS and other NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Ram, Y., Lachman, E., Nir, M., Cohen, O., Ron, A. and Atawna, F. (contributing authors) (2017) The Cultural Chapter in: The Ecosystem Services and Human Well-being:  Interim Report of the Israeli National Assessment. pp. 81-87. Tel Aviv: Ha'ma'arg (in Hebrew).  
  2. Skinner, H., Parker, C., Kaloudis, N., Panayiotopoulos, A., Lichrou, M.,
    Vuignier, R., Taecharungroj, V., Gilmore, A., Jung, T., Fallon, J., Avraham, E., Ron, A.S., Reynolds, L., Kalafati, I., Edwards, M. and Christou, A. (2016) Full P
    roceedings of the 3rd Corfu Symposium on Managing & Marketing Places, Corfu, Greece, April 18-21.
  3. Ron, A.S. (2011) Curriculum in Tourism Studies for Ashkelon Academic College. Submitted to the Council for Higher Education (in Hebrew).
  4. Keinan, O. and Ron, A.S. (2011) Museums as Agents of Social and Economic Change. The Science Channel, Bar Ilan University and Haaretz Online, August 16.
  5. Gelbman, A. and Ron, A.S. (2009) Conference Report: Heritage and Cultural Tourism: The Present and Future of the Past, Tourism Geographies 11 (1), 127-129.
  6. Ron, A. (2003) Supervised Practical Training – Principal Instructions, the Department of Hotel and Tourism Management, the School of Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (in Hebrew).
  7. Ron, A. (2002) Travel of Experts in the Field of Jewish Education in the Diaspora, an evaluation research presented to the Jewish Agency in Israel (in Hebrew).
  8. Mansfeld, Y., Ron, A. and Gev, D. (2000) Muslim Tourism to Israel: Characterization, Trends and Potential, The Center for Tourism, Pilgrimage and Recreation Research, University of Haifa (in Hebrew).
  9. Ron, A. (1993) The Gardens of Persia and the Gardens of Islam, Garden & Landscape 13, 44-46 (in Hebrew).
  10. Ron, A. (1992) The Garden as a Symbol, Garden & Landscape 12, 29-31 (in Hebrew).

 

PAPERS in PROCEEDINGS OF SCIENTIFIC/PROFESSIONAL /CONFERENCES:

  1. Ron, A.S. (2018) Trash, Waste and Tourism: Cultural Interactions and Social Considerations, proceedings of the 5th Corfu Symposium on Managing & Marketing Places, Corfu, Greece, April 16-19, pp. 35-39.
  2. Ron, A.S. and Hercbergs, D. (2017) Shopkeepers and Suppliers of Souvenirs in Jerusalem: Biography of Middlemen Minorities, proceedings of the 4th Corfu Symposium on Managing & Marketing Places, Corfu, Greece, April 23-26, pp. 163-167.
  3. Ron, A.S. (2016) Christian Destination Images of the Holy Land: A Reflection of Ideology and Theology in Travel Itineraries of Pilgrimage Groups, proceedings of the 3rd Corfu Symposium on Managing & Marketing Places, Corfu, Greece, April 18-21, pp. 106-109.
  4. Ashkenazi, J., Aviam, M. and Ron, A.S. (2012) The Mosaic Path: developing ancient Christian touristic sites in a modern urban context – Karmiel, Israel, proceedings for the conference Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management, Corfu, Greece, May 31-June 3.
  5. Ron, A. S. (2009) Protestant Themed Environments and the Spiritual Experience, proceedings for the conference Staging the Past – Themed Environments in Transcultural Perspective, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany, April 23-25.
  6. Feldman, J. and Ron, A. (2008) MacDavidification? Making the holy land look right for American Protestant pilgrims, proceedings for the conference EASA conference 2008 –Experiencing diversity and mutuality, In MAC workshop II (America abroad: the good, the bad and the ugly), University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 26-30.

​​​​​RESEARCH IN PROGRESS:

  1. Ron, A.S., Lurie, Y. and Guter, Y., Ethical Sensitivity: Guiding Christian Pilgrims in the Holy land.
  2. Ron, A.S. and Noy, C., Christian Destination Images of the Holy Land: A Reflection of Ideology and Theology in Travel Itineraries of Pilgrimage Groups.
  3. Ron, A.S. and Hercbergs, D. Souvenir Shopkeepers and Suppliers in Jerusalem: Biography of Middlemen Minorities.
  4. Ron, A.S., The Cultural Geography of Trash. Journal of Place Management and Development.
  5. Ron, A.S. and Feldman, J., The Jerusalem Time: Time Dimensions of Organized Christian Groups.
 

תאריך עדכון אחרון : 12/09/2022