This Winter Quarter, Professor Giovanna Ceserani will be teaching a new class on the Grand Tour called "Mapping the Grand Tour: Digital Methods for Historical Data" (CLASSICS115/ HISTORY238C/ ITALIAN115/ ENGLISH115)
"Classical Italy attracted thousands of travelers throughout the 1700s. Referring to their journey as the "Grand Tour," travelers pursued intellectual passions, promoted careers, and satisfied wanderlust, all while collecting antiquities to fill museums and estates back home. What can digital approaches tell us about who traveled, where and why? We will read travel accounts, experiment with language processing, and visualize historical data. Final projects to form credited contributions to the Grand Tour Project (see grandtour.standord.edu) a cutting-edge digital platform. No prior CS experience needed."
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Made possible through the generosity of Peter and Lindsay Joost, the Eitner Lectures on Classical Art and Culture aim to publicize Classics and Classical scholarship to a wider public. The lecture series was established in honor of the late Lorenz Eitner, renowned scholar, teacher and writer. The date and lecturer of the next Eitner Lecture are:
November 2, 2018
Emily Greenwood (Yale University)