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Re-thinking the Grand Tour: Questioning cultures of eighteenth-century travel

Start date : 8 March 2014 01:00
Where : York
Hosted by : Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies

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Often placed under the umbrella term 'The Grand Tour', the scholarship surrounding the eighteenth-century world of European travel has tended to focus on an evocative and memorable series of stereotypes: the luxurious art-collecting Italianate and Frenchified aristocrats; the xenophobic, splenic and sentimental middling tourists; and the sublime-seeking Romanticists. This interdisciplinary day conference seeks to complicate the typically linear narrative of the evolution of travel culture and even conflicting cultures of British and European travel that existed between nations and across classes, genders and generations.

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Thanks to the generosity of the Royal Historical Society, a limited number of fee-waiving bursaries for postgraduate delegates are available. if you would like to be considered for a bursary please email a short (max 100 words) statement of need that should be sent to