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Armchair Travelers and the Venetian Discovery of the New World

February 24, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Lane History Corner, room 302

A conversation with Elizabeth Horodowich, Professor of History, New Mexico State University, February 24, 2015 in Lane History Corner, room 302 at 6:00 pm.

Professor Horodowich teaches and researches early modern European history with a focus on sixteenth-century Italy and Venice.  She is the author of Language and Statecraft in Early Modern Venice (Cambridge, 2008), A Brief History of Venice (Constable and Robinson, 2009), and has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from a variety of institutions, including The American Historical Association, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Newberry Library, The Renaissance Society of America, and Harvard University’s Villa I Tatti.  Her present research examines how sixteenth-century Venetian print culture and cartography played a crucial role in the invention of America.  Her book manuscript in progress is entitled Armchair Travelers and the Venetian Discovery of the New World, and she is also co-editing a volume entitled The Discovery of the New World in Renaissance Italy.

Event Sponsor: 
History Department
Contact Email: 
sharig@stanford.edu
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650-723-2651