Grand Tour Project-Stanford
The Grand Tour Project began in 2008, when Giovanna Ceserani established it as one of the case studies within Mapping the Republic of Letters, the Stanford digital project dedicated to investigating early modern networks of knowledge through sophisticated digital approaches. The Grand Tour Project continues this mission while focusing on eighteenth-century travels to Italy, and, now based within CESTA (Stanford's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis), it maintains close links to Mapping Republic of Letters and other Cesta research clusters such as the Spatial History Project and Humanities+Design. While remaining based in Stanford, where it has involved over the years many undergraduate and graduate researchers, faculty and staff, it has also expanded its collaborations internationally, as exemplified by its workshops (see People and Workshops). The Grand Tour Project is made possible thanks to generous institutional encouragement detailed at Project Support.