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Dec 5 2018 | Posted In: Announcements
In this course students will explore travels to Italy of three hundred years ago, and learn and experiment how we can reconstruct these travelers' visits and analyse and understand their significance using data science, language processing and digital visualizing tecniques. Resulting contributions...
Jun 15 2018 | Posted In: In the News
On May 30 Justin presented his work at the CESTA poster symposium. Since January he has added 736 new entries, created for the travelers who were revealed to us by NLP of the entire text, and who were previously subsumed within the entries of other travelers. Around 500 of the new additions were...
Jan 20 2018
Justin is a sophomore double majoring in classics and American studies and minoring in art history. After securing a Cesta Research Assistnt position for Winter and Spring quarters 2018, he was drawn to the Grand Tour Project because of his interest in classical reception (he has in the past...
Jan 15 2018
With the 'mentioned names' data complete and cleaned (thanks Teresa), we are proceeding to create new entries for the hidden travelers that have emerged (such as the wives and other relatives who are traveling, but do not appear in the headings, and therefore were hidden within the structure...
Jan 5 2018
Focusing on the case of travels by families, this article shows the ways in which our digital approach transforms the understanding of eighteenth-century British tours in Italy--check it out in The Journal of Tourism History (vol 9, issue 2-3) alongside other interesting contributions to this forum...

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