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British travellers in Liguria

Project summary

This project, which has run over a long period and is continuing, looks at the activities of British travellers in the north Italian region of Liguria, mostly during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The ways in which travellers experienced local culture, including their artistic and literary reactions to landscape, food and the processes of travel itself have been significant themes. 

Ligurian travellers project crop

 

Publications

Currently in press:

Balzaretti, R., Bruzzone, R., Watkins, C., Montanari, C., ‘Botanical Relics of a Lost Landscape: Herborizing “upon the Cliffs about the Pharos”. Genoa, March 1664’.  Landscape Research. Published online 16 February 2017. 

Balzaretti, R, Pietro Piana, Diego Moreno and Charles Watkins), ‘Topographical art and landscape history: Elizabeth Fanshawe (1779-1856) in early nineteenth-century Liguria’, Landscape History 33 (2012), 65-81. 

Balzaretti, R., ‘Victorian Travellers, Apennine Landscapes and the Development of Cultural Heritage in Eastern Liguria, c. 1875-1914’, History 96 (2011), 436-458.

To be published in press shortly:

‘Ligurian peasant cooking in English travel books, c. 1840 to c. 1914’, for volume on local food ed. by Robert Hearn (to be published by Slow Food)

‘“That horrid river”. Five narratives of environmental risk in early nineteenth-century Liguria’, paper for AHRC ‘Fate, Luck and Fortune’ network (to be submitted to Journal of Risk Research)

Who's involved

Ross Balzaretti

Funding

The Grand Tour. Season Two

Online exhibition

Grand tourists and others

 

Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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