Leeds University Library

Lunchtime talk: 18 March 1-2pm

Published Monday 29 February 2016

Woodcut view of Venice 1497, image from Peregrinatio in terram sanctam, a 15th century travel guide

Visiting Venice: from pilgrims to pleasure-seekers in the Treasures Gallery

Join Dr Alex Bamji, Lecturer in Early Modern History, as she explores what drew visitors to Venice. The city attracted fifteenth-century monks on their way to the Holy Land, to eighteenth-century Grand Tourists searching for culture, casinos and Carnival. Learn how maps, travel journals and early guidebooks have shaped visitors' experiences of the city. Discover why the "sights to see" both have and haven't changed over time.

Visiting Venice: from pilgrims to pleasure-seekers

When: Friday 18 March, 1-2pm

Where: Treasures Gallery, Parkinson Court, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds

This talk is free to attend, but please book your place in advance.

Find us: directions to the Treasures Gallery.

This talk will also be given at Leeds Central Library on Friday 4 March, 1-2pm. Central Library event details and booking.

Can't make the talk?

Read about geography and travel in Special Collections.

About Lunchtime Talks

Lunchtime Talks are free lunchtime cultural heritage talks delivered in partnership with Leeds University Library, Leeds Central Library and Arts Development. The talks are given by people who work with the special collections. They reveal some of the remarkable objects that form our cultural heritage which the University Library collects and makes accessible, for both the university and the public.