Rambles in Rome: An Interactive Literary Map - The Grand Tour and Subsequent Pilgrimages to Rome


Broadening our scope of utilities such as edited video, audio narratives, photo galleries to interactive timeline and maps, the Layers of Rome program designs its content to fit a number of demographics from educators and students to Roman enthusiasts and tourists. Our mission for the "Interactive Map" is to provide in-depth and meaningful content that is user-friendly in both function and substance. Grand Tourists and pilgrims of all sorts in the period from 1700 to 1900 drew inspiration from the unique atmosphere and historical memory permeating Rome. We are in the beginning stages of creating an interactive literary map charting the literature and visual elements of travelers during the Italian Grand Tour and afterwards. The Interactive Literary Map will explore how visual images, art, literature and sound enhance the experience of a place and, in turn, how experiencing a place more fully illuminates a text, visual image or piece of art. The goal is to create a layered, interactive, enjoyable experience of art and literature in the Roman sites that inspired them, and, in turn, generate more meaningful conversations about the literature, art and music of Rome. 




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Dr. Ronald J. Weber
(915) 747-6512

John De Frank
(915) 525-5330



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