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Day 2: In Search of Inspiration - Writers, Artists and Explorers through th...

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Lauriston Girls' School

38 Huntingtower Rd

Armadale, VIC 3143

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This afternoon we offer two fully illustrated lectures:

Lecture 1 | 1.00 - 1.50pm
Travels of Ibn Battuta & Marco Polo

by Iain Shearer

Lecture 2 | 2.20 - 3.10pm
Blockheads, Butter and Cheese Guttle Guts: How Foreigners saw the Dutch in the Golden Age

by John Weretka

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Explore how religion, art, and literature have interacted with travel over two millennia.

Meet Homer and Herodotus, Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta, the Muscovite Afanasil Nikitin and English Grand Tourists, explorer Peter Fleming and American art collectors on intellectual, commercial, spiritual and aesthetic journeys everywhere. Follow saints’ bones through the Adriatic, Italian artists in quests for motifs and styles, foreigners reacting to the 17th-century Dutch and intrepid sea voyagers like Alfred Russel Wallace. Learn how travel has enriched our culture, showing us who we are and are not, in this exciting journey through the history of travel, its meaning and its outcomes. – Christopher Wood, Director, Australians Studying Abroad.

Please note bookings are essential. Each afternoon offers 2 lectures, allowing time for a Q&A session at the conclusion of each lecture. A minimal fee of $12.00 per day will apply.

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