Jeremy Brown

Portrait of Jeremy Brown

Jeremy is undertaking an AHRC collaborative PhD with the British Library and Royal Holloway University of London on Maps and the Italian Grand Tour.

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King George III’s Topographical Collection is a truly amazing collection in the British Library

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  • Jeremy is using the King’s Topographical Collection to explore tourism and the movement of people on the Italian ‘Grand Tour’ during the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries
  • His research treats maps as both scientific and artistic objects, analysing their impact in shaping travellers’ geographical imaginations of Italy and conceptions of the Classical past
  • This project will help to re-catalogue the Italian section of the King’s Topographical Collection, opening up these rich resources for future researchers

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