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Giovanna Ceserani

Associate Professor of Classics
Faculty Director
Project Lead, Grand Tour Project
Project Lead, Mapping Republic of Letters

Giovanna Ceserani works on the classical tradition with an emphasis on the intellectual history of classical scholarship, historiography, and archaeology from the eighteenth century onwards. She is interested in the role that Hellenism and Classics played in the shaping of modernity and, in turn, in how the questions we ask of the classical past originate in specific modern cultural, social and political contexts. Her interest in travel is engaging new digital approaches with a focus on the Grand Tour.