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2017 Workshop

Digitizing the Grand Tour II:

a workshop on the worlds and lives of eighteenth-century travelers to Italy

September 8-9, 2017
In the Stanford Humanities Center Board Room
424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305

except Friday afternoon and session (4:00-6:00pm) at CESTA Seminar Room (Bldg. 160, Rm.433A)

Participants: Malcolm Baker, Melissa Calaresu, Giorgio Caviglia, Giovanna Ceserani, Thea De Armond, Zephyr Frank, Ryan Heuser, Simon Macdonald, Rachel Midura, Grant Parker, Carole Paul, Catherine Sama, Jonathan Sheehan, Rosemary Sweet, Elaine Treharne.

Organized by Giovanna Ceserani and sponsored by the Classics Department, Dean of Research, Stanford Humanities Center, and Department of History.


Friday, September 8, 2017

10:15 am – 10:45am: Check-in, Coffee and Pastries


Giovanna Ceserani, Stanford University
Welcome and Opening Remarks

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Session I: Placing Travelers' Experience
Chair: Zephyr Frank, Stanford

11:00 am
Melissa Calaresu, Cambridge University
Urban Experience in 18th-century Naples: Comparative approaches

12:00 pm
Thea DeArmond, Stanford University
Czeching in with the Grand Tour Explorer: the Bohemian Crown Lands and the Grand Tour

1:00 pm – 2:00pm: Lunch

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Session II: Routes and Destinations
Chair: Grant Parker, Stanford University

2:00 pm
Rosemary Sweet, Leicester University
Who travelled, where and when? Using the Grand Tour Explorer to examine patterns of travels and travelers

3:00 pm
Rachel Midura, Stanford University

Travel Infrastructure and the Grand Tour, 1650-1780

4:00pm-4:30pm:  Afternoon Coffee


Session III, Workshopping the Grand Tour Explorer Group discussions of travel & biographical data in the Grand Tour Explorer.


Saturday, September 9, 2017

10: 00 am - 10:30 am – Coffee and Pastries

10:30 am - 12:30 ampm

Session IV: Arts, Artists, and Patrons between Italy and Britain
Chair: Elaine Trehorne, Stanford University

10:30 am
Malcolm Baker, UC Riverside
Sculpture, Sculptors and the Grand Tour: Intersections and Agency

11:30 am
Catherine Sama, The University of Rhode Island
Going Digital: Mapping Connections Between Rosalba Carriera and British Grand Tourists, Phase II

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm:  Lunch

1:30 pm - 3:300 pm
Session V: Professing Arts and Tourism on the Grand Tour
Chair: Jonathan Sheehan, UC Berkeley

Carole Paul, UC Santa Barbara
Ciceroni and Their Clients: Making a Profession of Tourism

Simon Macdonald, Institut d'études avancėes de Paris
Non-Grand Tours on the Grand Tour (Explorer): Travelling Circuses and Other Unidentified Travellers

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Afternoon Coffee


Session VI, Indexing 18th-century Travelers to Italy, 1949-2017

Giovanna Ceserani, Stanford University 
From Brinsley Ford's Archives to a Digital Dictionary of Travelers

5:00 pm: Closing Discussion

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