April 19, 2023 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMUptown Campus
Join Dr. Haberland as he examines nine travelogues of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The travelers were merchants, diplomats, surgeons or scientists, all curious to know more about the regions and sites they passed through. These documents can tell today’s readers much of the intellectual history behind them, and give an impressive picture of the development of archeology and understanding of oriental cultures. Dr. Haberland will show, based on the example of Persepolis, that the history of travelogues even of lesser known authors is still an exciting journey.