Conference Contribution Details
Mandatory Fields
12 from Europe, UK and US.
Seeing the world: travel, text, image
Image and text in illustrated travel accounts
NUI Galway
Organising Chair
Optional Fields
Focus: the various uses of graphic art in topographical and ethnographical writing by travellers from the Early Modern period to the present, and the relationship between text and image. The topics proposed by the participants (from Italy, Switzerland, America, France, Greece and Ireland) ranged from the iconography of specific areas, such as Switzerland, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Western Mediterranean and Ireland, to the work of particular individuals, notably Jonathan Fisher, Luttrell Wynne, Beranger and Bigari in Ireland, and W.H.J. Browne in the Arctic. Also covered were the National Library of Irelandís resources for research on travel, the implications of evolving media for both text and image, including their online presence. Present-day topographical writing and the images it engenders were the focus of a session devoted to Tim Robinsonís Connemara trilogy
HEA (under PRTLI4) and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Publication Themes