The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Dr, Gregory Ramshaw

Associate Professor
Tel: 864-656-4205
Location: 292 Lehotsky Hall
Twitter: @sportheritage1

B.A. University of Alberta (Political Science)
M.A. University of Newcastle upon Tyne (Heritage Education and Interpretation)
Ph.D University of Alberta (Physical Education and Recreation)

Research Interests:

Gregory Ramshaw is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at Clemson University and a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Science at KU Leuven (University of Leuven) in Belgium. He explores the social construction and production of heritage, with a particular interest in sports-based heritage. His research has been published in numerous academic texts and journals including the International Journal of Heritage Studies, Tourism Geographies, Current Issues in Tourism, and Tourism Review International, among many others. He is also the editor of the forthcoming text Sport Heritage (2015) and is co-editor of Heritage and the Olympics: People Place and Performance (2014) and Heritage Sport Tourism: Sporting Pasts - Tourist Futures (2007). He also serves on the editorial boards of Event Management, The Journal of Heritage Tourism, and The Journal of Sport & Tourism.

Selected Publications: (last 5 years)

Ramshaw, G. (ed.) (2015 in press). Sport Heritage. London: Routledge.

Gammon, S., Ramshaw, G., & Waterton, E. (eds.) (2014). Heritage and the Olympics: People, Place and Performance. London: Routledge.

Hinch, T. & Ramshaw, G. (2014). Heritage sport tourism in Canada. Tourism Geographies, 16 (2), 237-251.

Ramshaw, G. (2014 in press). Too Much Nostalgia? A Decennial Reflection on the Heritage Classic Ice Hockey Event. Event Management

Ramshaw, G. & Gammon, S. (2014 in press). Heritage and Sport. In E. Waterton & S. Watson (eds.) A Companion to Contemporary Heritage Research. London: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Ramshaw, G. (2014). Sport, heritage, and tourism. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 9 (3), 191-196.

Ramshaw, G. (2014). A Canterbury Tale: Imaginative Genealogies and Existential Heritage Tourism at the St. Lawrence Ground. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 9 (3), 257-269.

Ramshaw, G. & Bottelberghe, T. (2014). Pedaling Through the Past: Sport Heritage, Tourism Development, and the Tour of Flanders. Tourism Review International, 18, 23-36.

Brittain, I., Ramshaw, G. & Gammon, S. (2013). The Marginalisation of Paralympic Heritage. International Journal of Heritage Studies. 19 (2), 171-185.

Gammon, S. & Ramshaw, G. (2013). Nostalgia and Sport.  A. Fyall & B. Garrod (eds.) Contemporary Cases in Sport (pp.201-220). Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers.

Ramshaw, G., Gammon, S. & Huang, W. (2013). Acquired Pasts and the Commodification of Borrowed Heritage: The Case of the Bank of America Stadium Tour. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 18 (1), 17-31.

Ramshaw, G. (2011). The Construction of Sport Heritage Attractions. Journal of Tourism Consumption and Practice, 3 (1), 1-25.

Ramshaw, G. (2011). The Athlete Experience: Education, Economics and Interactive Sports Exhibits at the Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum, Canada Olympic Park. In K. Beale (ed.), Museums at Play: Games, Interaction and Learning (pp. 462-473). London: Museums Etc.

Ramshaw, G. (2011). Case Study – Coming Home: Twickenham Stadium Tours. In T. Hinch & J. Higham, Sport Tourism Development (2nd Edition) (pp. 198-200). Clevedon: Channel View Publications.

Ramshaw, G. (2010) Remembering the Rink: Hockey, Figure Skating and the Development of Community League Recreation in Edmonton. Prairie Forum, 35 (2), 27-42.

Ramshaw, G. & Gammon, S. (2010). On Home Ground? Twickenham Stadium Tours and the Construction of Sport Heritage. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 5 (2), 87-102.

Ramshaw, G. (2010). Living Heritage and the Sports Museum: Athletes, Legacy and the Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum, Canada Olympic Park. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 15 (1), 45-70.

Selected Grants: (last 5 years)

South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium (2012-14). Examining capacity for a cooperative seafood tourism trail as a value-added marine resource-based recreation and tourism product on the South Carolina Coast. Principal investigator: Brookover, R. (Clemson); Co-investigator: G. Ramshaw; Project coordinator: L. Jodice (Clemson); Extension agent: B. Lanford (Clemson). $36,255.

European Commission (2012-2014). Erasmus Mundus Graduate Program in Sustainable Territorial Development, Scholars Scholarship. Scholar: G. Ramshaw. KU Leuven, Belgium. €8,400.

Everglades National Park and South Florida National Parks Trust (2012-13). Evaluation and Research of Environmental Education and Outreach at Everglades National Park. Co-principal investigators: R.B. Powell (Clemson) M.J. Stern (Virgina Tech) and G. Ramshaw. $59,930.60.

Courses Taught (Undergraduate):
  • PRTM 346 – Heritage Tourism
  • PRTM 347 – Sport Tourism
  • PRTM 391 – Critical Issues in Tourism Development
  • IS 210 - Heritage Tourism in Italy
Courses Taught (Graduate):
  • PRTM 801 – Philosophy of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
  • PRTM 856 – Heritage Tourism