People

  • Giovanna Ceserani

    Giovanna Ceserani
    Director, Grand Tour Project1

  • Jason Heppler

    Jason A. Heppler
    2016—5

  1. Giovanna Ceserani

    Giovanna Ceserani, Associate Professor of Classics at Stanford, works on the intellectual history of Classics in the modern age. The Grand Tour Project emerged from her research on eighteenth-century travel to classical lands, on the history of archaeology, and on the place of both the classical ideal and classical remains in the culture and politics of the time. The mining of digital technologies to address historical questions, and the transforming of these results into historiographical argument and narrative continues to be a most rewarding aspect of this project for her.

  1. Rachel Midura

    Rachel Midura is a History PhD candidate at Stanford who studies early modern news networks. Her dissertation, "The Published Courier: The Culture of the Imperial Post, 1550-1700" will provide new context for the early Grand Tour in the advanced postal network of the seventeenth century. She is a CESTA Graduate Research Fellow and pursuing the graduate certificate in the digital humanities. As a researcher for the project, she has helped with workshop organization, database navigation, webmastering, and is curently exploring textual analysis of names and networks in the dictionary.

  1. Thea de Armond

    An archaeologist and historian of science, Thea is writing a PhD thesis in Classical Archaeology entitled “’Se svnou neúnavnou prací’: Antonín Salač and Classics at the Margins.” She has excavated in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, and Georgia, and her interests include public archaeology, cultural heritage management and the materialities of the past. As data curator for the Grand Tour Project, she has worked on the architects’ case study dataset, and is now focusing on resolving ambiguities concerning aliases and cross-references in the database.

  1. Gabrielle Rhoades

    Gabrielle is a junior majoring in Classics with a passion for material culture and archaeology, particularly in Roman Britain. As data curator for the Grand Tour Project she is currently working to identify outside-of-Italy locations visited by travelers during their Grand Tours (such as cities in France, Malta, or Greece, or other destinations reached on the way to Italy, or as extension to the Italian trips), and to incorporate them into the database.

  1. Jason Heppler

    Jason Heppler is the Academic Technology Specialist for the Department of History at Stanford University, working with both the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis and the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research. More about his work and scholarship can be found on his homepage.